The forgotten ones: Book 1 (The Danaan Trilogy) by Laura Howard

QUOTE: “The sky in Tír na n’Óg was bluer than I’d ever seen it at home. It was like stepping into Oz and I was Dorothy.”

What I expected: 
I really don’t know, I think I expected fey folk, but I’m not sure in what context. 

What it was:
Allison has been keeping an eye out for her mother who is suffering from schizophrenia. She works at the local store to pay her way at college. Then her dad turns up and tells her that he can cure her mum.
As if she hasn’t enough problems her mum disappears and Allison needs to enter Tír na n’Óg to try and find her with her father.
Danger looms at every moment that Allison is in Tír na n’Óg, as she can easily fall under the lure of the Danaan.
I found it difficult to follow who was who due to the strange spelling of the names (my own fault as I skipped the pronunciation section at the beginning!) and the fact that I had gaps between my reading sessions.
Other than that I quite enjoyed the tale, even though I feel that it was targeted more towards Young Adults than the more mature aged reader. 

3/5 Stars (What this means…five-stars-applied-carefully)

Official description:
Allison O’Malley’s plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she’s been in love with for as long as she can remember.

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 fairy tale 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.

Get your copy:
The Forgotten Ones: Book 1 (The Danaan Trilogy)


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