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The Forgotten Ones (The Danaan Trilogy #1)

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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
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Published April 28th 2013 by Amazon Digital Services
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Jul 23, 2014 Carol [Goodreads Addict] rated it really liked it
The Forgotten Ones is book one in the Danaan Trilogy by Laura Howard. I found this book a great start into the world of Irish Fairy tales, the story of a 21 year old girl struggling with the responsibility of having a schizophrenic Mother and never knowing her Dad. And of finding out about a world she never dreamed existed. A world she is forever linked to whether she wants to be or not.

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Allison O’Malley keeps herself isolated on purpose. She feels like her only goals should be going to grad sch
Apr 28, 2013 Lucia rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
The Forgotten Ones was nicely written story but it didn't capture me and it left me indifferent. Since this is just my subjective opinion, don't feel discouraged to read it yourself, you may feel different about it.

My Allison and Ethan:

Allison is 21 years old girl who grew up without knowing her father and with only one aim - take care of her schizophrenic mother and take burden off her grandparents. She is introvert, prefers to be alone with her book and her only true friend is her cousin Nicol
Dec 30, 2012 Fred marked it as to-read
Laura is a thoughtful and sweet writer, so I have super high hopes for this, the concept sounds haunting and beautiful. Can't wait!
Apr 27, 2014 Amy rated it it was amazing
I was drawn to this book the moment I seen the cover and with all my friends talking about it all over facebook I had to go and check it out to see what all the talk was about!! I fell deeply in love with this book from the first moment I started reading it! It had this mystery about it and I couldn't stop until I figured out what it was and boy did I !!! I never suspected..... and the ending was INCREDIBLE!! I can't wait to read the 2nd book (there better be one LOL) to find out what's going to ...more
May 18, 2013 Tara rated it really liked it
cover is hauntingly beautiful

my only complaint is the characters names...I had no idea how to pronounce them so I would just kind of skip over the names to where I was slightly confused by who was who by the end of the book. Then, the correct pronunciation of the names was at the END of the book. too little too late IMHO.

Great plot through. I'm anxious for the second installment and am hopeful for more back story into this new world that is very intriguing
Sep 09, 2013 Anastasia rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013, reviews
From the first time I lay my eyes on The Forgotten Ones I knew it would be an interesting read. Well the first thing that got my attention was the cover of the book, I just fell in love with it. Secondly the intriguing synopsis of the story that definitely captured my attention. Thirdly the mention of schizophrenia, because of my psychological obsessions over stuff like that. To add to all of that it was also an YA and Fantasy genre with romance! This here felt like all the perfect combinations ...more
Jun 22, 2015 Hannah rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
Let's just get this over with: that has to be one of the most beautiful covers I've ever seen. It's definitely my favourite cover so far this year, and as a reader, we get to see a lot of covers! Major cover lust happening right now.

Fangirling about the cover aside, The Forgotten Ones is a beautiful New Adult novel that really took my breath away. Once again, it's something other than a contemporary NA novel that has torn my heart. Again. I think really all these authors secretly are doing us in
P.A. Warren
I was given an ARC for an Honest Review.

Laura Howard Totally rocks.I have literally been waiting to read The Forgotten Ones for what feels like forever.This is the story of Allison dealing with her mothers Schizophrenia.She feels guilty that her family have had to help so she is trying to make it so she can do it on her own.She pushes people away because of it.Ethan is a guy who is trying very very hard to break through her walls.Liam comes to town and with him comes many surprises which are un
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Jul 16, 2013 Alexis *Reality Bites* marked it as my-kindle-freebie-to-read
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Dec 05, 2015 Amy rated it liked it
Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars

The Forgotten Ones follows the story of Allison. Allison has spent most of her life worrying and caring for her schizophrenic mother. She has isolated herself from friends and having fun. Even risking losing the chance at a possible relationship with Ethan.....One thing that Allison never planned on was her father coming back into the picture. He claims that he can help her mother get her mind back, but Allison doesn't trust him. However, circumstances beyond Allison's co
May 07, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Laura Howard and AToMR Tours.)
21-year-old Allison wants nothing more than to be able to look after her schizophrenic mother, and take the burden off her grandparents, but the arrival of a man she recognises to be her father (Liam) stirs up trouble, and Allison’s mother goes missing.

Now Allison must go with her father to fairyland to get her mother back, and also to save her love interest Ethan. What do
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I’m not much of a New Adult reader (though I’d love to read more!), so most of what I read from the New Adult genre happens to be contemporaries. And even by chance, if I do get to pick up a good New Adult fantasy novel, it’s usually an epic fantasy, not an urban fantasy. So when THE FORGOTTEN ONES came along, I was thrilled at the prospect of maybe getting to read one! That being said, I would probably say THE FORGOTTEN ONES ended up being an inter
Crysti Perry
Apr 26, 2013 Crysti Perry rated it really liked it
This ARC was given in exchange for an honest review.

Since this book is not yet published, my review will be brief and spoiler-free. A full review will be posted after the release date.

I love paranormal. For the longest time, that's all I would read. However, it has been a really long time since I've gotten my hands on GOOD paranormal, so, I took a break from the genre. The Forgotten Ones is just what I needed! I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The author's writing style was exquisite. Her descrip
Nov 12, 2013 Eveline rated it did not like it
I wanted to like this book. I really did... but wow.
Here are some impressions in random order:

1. The heroine is supposed to be in her early 20s, but she reads like she's middle grade. I have never read something so juvenile pretending to be for young or new adults.

2. I happen to have a mother with a severe mental illness and I know a lot of people who do because I was made to go to a support group and the main character's single minded obsession is just... stupid. That's not what it's like when
Kathy Van Tine
Jun 30, 2013 Kathy Van Tine rated it it was amazing
I have to say, that I have honestly read every Fae book I've been able to get my hands on, and It takes an amazing book to sweep me off my feet but Laura Howard has done it! I just love the characters! Allison really comes out of her shell as the story progresses, and her relationship with her newly appeared Dad develops interestingly. Lots of questions are raised when she travels to Tir Na Nog, and the "Fairies" she meets along the way are really amazing, whether friend or foe, they just leave ...more
Alina Man
Apr 21, 2013 Alina Man rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-books
I was fortunate enough to get an ARC. From the first chapter the story grabs and pulls you in. By the end you’ll feel hungry for more. This is the story of Allison whose mother suffers from Schizophrenia. Because of this, she doesn’t allow herself to have fun or get too close to anyone. Things start to change when Liam comes into the story. I don’t want to say too much because it will give away the story but trust me when I say that this will take you on a journey you won’t want to miss. I could ...more
Apr 18, 2013 Anna-marie rated it it was amazing
What a lovely story. It took me back to my childhood, as my Mother was Irish & used to tell me stories of the Fairies under The Hill.

Very well written story of a young woman (Alison) worried for about being able to look after her sick mother (Beth).
Alison gets to learn the truth behind her mothers illness, when she meets the father she has never met before, and gets drawn into the mythical and magical land of Tir na nOg. I could not put it down.

I cannot wait to read the next installment
It’s a sad day when you start reading a new book and after the first two or three chapters you start to realize that you already read it a year or so ago and it left absolutely no lasting impression on you.

The Forgotten Ones is not bad but there were several things that kept me from really liking it – or remembering it.

I read a lot of Young Adult and New Adult books. Why? Basically because of three facts: First there is this nostalgic touch to it, the memory of your first time: Your first kiss
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
The Forgotten Ones is a great story. I love how Laura created this world of The Tuatha De Danaan. The descriptions and the characters all flowed nicely and the side characters were very interesting. I love how Laura gave us a glimpse into a fragile relationship between a father and his daughter and how trust had to be earned and not given freely.

Imagine your mother being sick and no matter what you or the doctors did she remained sick. Well Allison knows all about her mother being sick with Schi
A. Gorman
Apr 14, 2013 A. Gorman rated it it was amazing
I received this book as a beta to proofread! I loved this story! I normally don't read this genre of books, but I think I might start indulging on them!

The story in about Allison and her mother, Beth. Allison and Beth live with Allison's grandparents, Beth's parents. Allison works at her grandfathers hardware store and she is saving up to go to graduate school. Next door lives her cousin and best friend. They do everything together.

All Allison wants to do is to be able to care for herself and he
K.A. Last
Review to come on August 26th as part of The Forgotten Ones blog tour hosted by Xpresso Reads

Favourite line: "I'm perfectly happy with a good book and a bowl of Double Fudge ice cream."

Yes, Allison, so am I!

Firstly, I have to say that the cover of The Forgotten Ones is pure awesomeness. I love it! So, so pretty. The font, the image, the colours, everything is beautiful.

Okay, so I went into this book with a preconceived expectation that was fulfilled, but not in the way I assumed it would be. The
Duchess Crystal
Apr 24, 2013 Duchess Crystal rated it it was amazing
Shelves: laura-howard

This ARC was given in exchange for an honest review

As most will say and I am sure that you have read this in almost every review...I LOVE THE COVER!! It is just gorgeous!! The cover alone sucks you in...and that is saying a lot.

Allison is a young lady who lives with her grandparents and her Schizophrenic mother Beth. Her goal in life is to finish college and take over on her mom's care. She has a crazy cousin who lives right next door, enjoys reading a good book,
Apr 19, 2013 Trina rated it it was amazing
Given an ARC, For an honest review.

What an incredible journey this book takes you on!! Laura Howard does a phenomenal job in bringing a mystical world to life.

Everything Allison thought she knew about the world around her, changed the minute there was a knock at the door.

All Allison wants to do, is be able to take care of her mom....when her dreams start to become reality, Allison gets help from the most unsuspected person, she finds herself fighting in a world she didn't know about and prote
Shaina Salisbury-abbs
Apr 15, 2013 Shaina Salisbury-abbs rated it it was amazing
Have you ever gone out in the winter time to look at the lights? If you close your eyes almost all the way and look just through your lashes the lights become this wonderful haze of color and your body is filled with this energy of the magic surrounding you. THAT is what The Forgotten One's is. A breath of fresh air in the world of words, a little hint of chaos in your linear thinking and a sparkle of magic in a wolrd that it utterly mundane. This book will bring you to the edges of your imagina ...more
Apr 22, 2013 Amber-marie rated it liked it
I was given an ARC to read so that I would give an honest reveiw so here it is and I hope that I'm not hurting her feelings.

Alright so I wanted so badly to give this a 5 star rating. But I just can't. There is so much that I want to see in this book, I wanted more description of Tir Na Nog, I wanted more of the back story of the characters in this book. I just wanted more! I think its the beginning of something very beautiful yes, its just not there yet. I hope the second book (please let there
Jun 17, 2014 Meagan rated it really liked it
I received this book in return for an honest review.

I give The Forgotten Ones four stars because it is a solid beginning to a series. It seemed to be more of series starter for me, but one that at least leads me to want to continue the story. We go to know Allison as a protagonist and her struggles at home with her mother. We also got a good picture of who she is with others and her burgeoning relationship with Ethan. I like this authors use of secondary characters to build the story and the vo
May 02, 2013 Luisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-reads
Allison O'Malley lives at home with her single-mother Elizabeth, and Elizabeth's parents. Quickly after Allison was born, Elizabeth's mind started to deteriorate without much explanation. Elizabeth's parents took both Elizabeth and Allison and became Elizabeth's main caretakers.
Allison has grown in a small community with plenty of family around. Her cousin Nicole has always been like a sister, the popular one. Allison has always been a little bit of a recluse but she has been noticed by the loc
May 06, 2013 Siobhan rated it really liked it
I have to admit that I was very surprised by this novel. I am always a little skeptical when it comes to books that aren't published by traditional publishers. But you know what? I am so glad I read this book. It was captivating right from the beginning and I will admit that I couldn't put it down!

What I think I loved most about this book was its culture and history. The Fae world that Laura created is based on actual Scottish myths and legends and I have to say that having a Gaelic name myself,
Mary H
Jun 28, 2013 Mary H rated it really liked it
Laura is a friend of mine, and I'm proud as punch to be part of her crack ninja street team for the Danaan Trilogy. I signed up on a whim to be part of something bigger than my blog, and it's been a great experience. I had no idea what I was getting into since I'm a relatively new blogger and The Forgotten Ones is Laura's debut novel. I'm so glad that this novel totally lived up to my expectations!

First, the characters: Allison is fiercely protective of her family, particularly her mother, whi
Lisa (Lost in Literature)
May 15, 2013 Lisa (Lost in Literature) rated it really liked it
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I'm really happy I gave this story a try. I liked getting to know Allison and Ethan, and how their friendship (or lack there of at times) changed throughout the story. I did have a bit of trouble connecting with Allison on a closer level, but I still enjoyed her adventure. Allison's mother being schizophrenic, forcing her grandparents to basically raise her as well as watch over her mother, was a unique twist on this story that I really e
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