FORBIDDEN by Syrie James & Ryan M. James

About the book:

She should not exist.

He should not love her.

Claire Brennan has been attending Emerson Academy for two years now (the longest she and her mom have remained anywhere) and she’s desperate to stay put for the rest of high school. So there’s no way she’s going to tell her mom about the psychic visions she’s been having or the creepy warnings that she’s in danger.

Alec MacKenzie is fed up with his duties to watch and, when necessary, eliminate the descendants of his angelic forefathers. He chose Emerson as the ideal hiding place where he could be normal for once. He hadn’t factored Claire into his plans. . . .

Their love is forbidden, going against everything Alec has been taught to believe. But when the reason behind Claire’s unusual powers is revealed and the threat to her life becomes clear, how far will Alec go to protect her?

My Thoughts:

Special thanks to the ladies at DAC Tours for including me on the tour for FORBIDDEN.  I really appreciate the opportunity to read ARC’s and to share books.

I never used to think I would enjoy reading about angels, but the more books that I read, the more I enjoy them.  FORBIDDEN certainly didn’t disappoint.  I liked the many different angles of the story.  There was a lot of  mystery behind Alec, Claire’s mother and Ian.  Not only was it a good storyline that kept me reading, but my curiosity got the best of me.  So, whether the book was good or not, I was going to get some answers to some of the questions that I had about these characters!  Wait…I guess that would make it a good book huh?  Well, it was.  I certainly wasn’t ready for the outcome of some of the characters and I absolutely love when I am a little surprised by a book.  I really appreciated that while it had a great anchoring love story, it was very clean and very suitable for the YA genre.  It is often hard to find a good clean YA love story that is worth picking up.  I would recommend this book to all ages that ‘qualify’ for the YA genre.  As a mom, I appreciate seeing well-written, clean, captivating stories.

While the cover was pretty, I wish it were a little more Claire.  The coloring was a visual of what Claire’s aura might be like, but I would have liked a more vivid coloring with a bit of a more aggressive girl on the cover.  Unfortunately, I think the covers of YA novels are becoming a bit boring.  The cover really needs to represent the story a little bit better.  It certainly didn’t seem to do the book justice.

Overall, great book. Congratulations on a great debut!


Cici ♥

1 comment

  1. Lisa -

    Thanks for participating with the tour!

    I hear you on the YA covers getting all snoozefest on us. What is that about!

    This sounds like a solid read. A clean romance leaves lots of room for plot to develop, which makes me happy!

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