What is definitely not part of the plan is the return of her long-lost father, who claims he can bring Allison's mother back from the dark place her mind has gone. Allison doesn't trust her father, so why would she believe his stories about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan? But truths have a way of revealing themselves. Secrets will eventually surface. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother's sanity.
Despite Allison's efforts to keep Ethan, the only guy she's ever cared about, out of this supernatural mess, fate keeps throwing him back into the mix.
Will Allison be able to find the amulet that holds the enchantment Aoife placed on Liam and destroy it? Are Ethan' s feelings for Allison strong enough to endure the magic of the Tuatha De Danaan?
Journey along and discover the power of love and duty as Allison faces the most difficult trial of her life.
Laura Howard lives in New Hampshire with her husband and four children. Her obsession with books began at the age of 6 when she got her first library card. Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High and other girly novels were routinely devoured in single sittings. Books took a backseat to diapers when she had her first child. It wasn’t until the release of a little novel called Twilight, 8 years later, that she rediscovered her love of fiction. Soon after, her own characters began to make themselves known. The Forgotten Ones is her first published novel.
Allie is quiet and a bit of an outsider. She's often judged by her mother's condition and keeps herself to herself. She avoids the uber flirtatious Ethan, even though she does really want him. For her letting anybody in is a scary prospect.
I liked Allie and wanted her to go out and experience life a bit more. The events of the book completely change her quiet life and she finds herself in situations she never imagined. I REALLY wanted Allie to give Ethan a chance. He goes out of his way to help her, getting very little back.
We are introduced to MANY characters throughout the book and so I did find the character and place names a little disconcerting at times. BUT Laura Howard does provide a helpful pronunciation guide to help. The world of the Danaan itself is very interesting and I did enjoy the fairy aspect, but it was perhaps a bit confusing but a fun start to the series.
It was interesting to see Allie interacting with Liam a bit more and the introduction of a certain new character. Just when one twist has been resolved something else would happen and throw Allie off course again. I preferred the pacing in the first book but I did like the more romantic elements this time.