Thursday, December 17, 2015

Review: Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

Title: Forbidden

Author: Tabitha Suzuma

Page Count: 432 (paperback)

Publishing: Definitions

* I think the best way to read this book is going in blind so if you're interested in reading it that way then skip the synopsis
Synopsis: "She is pretty and talented - sweet sixteen and never been kissed. He is seventeen; gorgeous and on the brink of a bright future. And now they have fallen in love. But... they are brother and sister.

Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they have stepped in for their alcoholic, wayward mother to take care of their three younger siblings. As defacto parents to the little ones, Lochan and Maya have had to grow up fast. And the stress of their lives—and the way they understand each other so completely—has also also brought them closer than two siblings would ordinarily be. So close, in fact, that they have fallen in love. Their clandestine romance quickly blooms into deep, desperate love. They know their relationship is wrong and cannot possibly continue. And yet, they cannot stop what feels so incredibly right. As the novel careens toward an explosive and shocking finale, only one thing is certain: a love this devastating has no happy ending" - Goodreads
I thought the story was very entertaining and interesting. The book did have a few scenes that made me very uncomfortable, but that didn’t give me an overall negative opinion on the story. I saw the ending of the story coming, and I felt like the main characters were only relatable in the since of not having much of a childhood.
I felt like this story did a great job portraying the characters and gave a new outlook on the situation they were placed in. This plot line was very original, and it defiantly did a good job staying to its dark nature through the entitreity of the story.
I feel like if I wouldn’t have known what this story was about then I would have enjoyed it a lot more than I did. I recommend this book if you are interested in reading something grim. I would classify this story as a dark contemporary new adult novel.

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