I am generally not a fan of first person stories- I don’t mind if there is a portion of first person in a story, such as for when it is used for a flashback, but when it remains for the entire story I find it more far difficult to identify with the main characters.
However, I can happily say that I had no such issue with The Forgotten Ones. Almost from the first page I was intrigued and pulled into Allison’s story, which starts out as a somewhat sad, awkward, but interesting tale, and blossoms into something…well, magical.
The story flows very well, and I was sorry to see it end, especially when it left me wanting more, but knowing that the story would be continued in the next book, I can manage to be patient. You can read for yourself and witness the energy and thought and imagination that the author put into the telling of the story, and that for me is just as exciting.
I don’t want to give any spoilers, I hate it when people do that to me, but perhaps a few hints to get you interested? I liked how the author took a very real issue, like a mother having Schizophrenia and turned it into something quite unique, and in this reader’s opinion, perhaps not so hard to believe.
There are some seriously yummy descriptions of certain characters that will wet any girl’s appetite, and perhaps one or two boys as well, but not only is their beauty and magnificence, there is darkness where you least expect it; and it is all explained wonderfully well.
I enjoyed all the characters, even the few that you are not sure where their alliances lie, with the exception of one. You’ll just have to read the book to see which one that is. 😉 The concept was well conceived, and I was much like Allison, in that I found myself being pulled into a world I wanted to believe in, but was just a tad wary of actually doing so. In the end, I believed, as Allison does, and in the end, I believe you will too!
One last thing, there is nothing creepier than a crow staring at or following you and this happens quiet often in the book. *shiver* Pick up your copy of The Forgotten Ones now to see why.
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