Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Forbidden by Syrie James & Ryan M. James

Title: Forbidden

Author: Syrie Hames & Ryan M. James

Book #: Standalone

Publisher: HarperTeen

Publish Date: January 24th 2012

Pages: 410

Format: Paperback

Date Read (Throwback)November 8th 2012

  / out of 5

"Let's not think about the worst. I believe that anything worth having is worth fighting for."


Claire is the main character. It's her Mom and her; it always has been just the two of them. They have moved from place to place since before she can remember, but now, they finally seemed to have settled down a bit. She is enjoying her life as it is with her two best friends and school life at the prestigious Emerson Academy. Though, she has always wondered what kind of person her Dad was, and why he just.. left. 

Then, she meets the sexy Scottish boy Alec. He lives by himself, has a guarded past, and doesn't really say much. Yet, Claire and her two best friends adopt him as their own. The four get along great and Claire can't help but feel herself falling for him oh so slightly.

All of the sudden, she starts getting strange visions and her world turns upside down ndsıpǝ poʍu.

Together, Claire, Alec, Brian, and Erica discover who Clairereally is and if they can save her before it's too late. 


I thought this book was great!

All the characters were extremely easy to get along with. Claire was open with her two best friends and they were very supportive of her. They stood up for her and watched her back. Alec was a great guy, too, and I couldn't help but feel myself fall for him as Claire did. The romance wasn't super sappy. It went slow and gradually developed. By the end of the book, they only said "I love you" when everything was said and done. And they actually meant it. 

The idea, though not completely original, was better played in this book. It all seemed like it fell into place. There wasn't too much information being dumped on you at once, yet it wasn't slow at all. I felt myself gliding through pages. 

Overall, I loved it so much, and I would recommend it to everyone!

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1 comment:

  1. I love that this is a standalone! There are so few fantasy standalones out there!