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Forbidden: Discover the Legend

(Wolf Sirens #1)

3.41  ·  Rating details ·  265 ratings  ·  157 reviews
The Mystical Bond, the Fatal Allure ... of Hunter & Prey

Misunderstood seventeen year old Lila Crain unwillingly moves to the foreboding town of Shade, prepared to face her punishment - Shade High. But she can't begin to anticipate the life-altering events that lie in wait for her.

The dark and charismatic Reid has a wolfish grin and amber eyes that would make any girl blus
ebook, 380 pages
Published July 20th 2012 by OUTSKIRTS PRESS
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Jul 07, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc
Dafuq did I just read?

Putting it concisely: This book was a sloppy, horrible mess.

This book leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I have never read something like this before, and not in a good way. I don't want it to seem like I'm hating on Forbidden: Discover the Legend for the hell of it; it truly is this terrible and it's hard for me to conceal my anger towards this.

First and foremost, I want to put it out there that I was only able to bear about 65% of the book; the rest, I skimmed. I rarely ski
*I received a copy of this from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I struggled through this, and by the end, I was just glad it was over. I'm sad, because the synopsis intrigued me. But this fell flat in so many ways that this will be the lowest rating I've ever given a book.

*Possible spoilers, because this may or may not have turned into a rant...

The main character is Lila, new girl in a small town, with a mother who never pays attention to her and a father who is nonexistent in her l
Tina Smith
Jul 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

Talitha wrote: "I just finished your book ... I can' t believe the ending i got tears in my eyes please tell me there is another one cause it cant end that way , Cres was my fav character always looking out for everyone .i thought lila was abit of a brat in a way ... I love that it just sucked me in the last few chapters i couldn't put down"
"Wolf Sirens lures you into a world of danger, excitement and divided loyalties. A terrific read!"
– Beverley Eikli, author of A Little Deception
'I’m really
J.E. Swift
May 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
The book Wolf Sirens starts out like many young adult novels, a girl who moves to a new town and has no friends initially. A group of the popular teenagers eventually take an interest in her, which Lila (the main character), cannot understand why they would. There is nothing truly extraordinary about her, and surprisingly, she finds herself immersed in their world.
I liked Lila as a character. She is strong female lead, which is nice, considering this genre often has female leads that are unsure
Oct 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: werewolves
I kept thinking this would be the typical werewolf book but I was so wrong and unknowingly was drawn in from the first chapter. Lila is struggling with adjusting to a new school, a new life where suddenly the popular clique of girls want her to join them. She was always a bit of a loner and now suddenly she feels wanted which is a powerful emotion and a compelling reason to accept. Then a strange girl called Cresida warns her off mixing with them and shows her a video that will set in motion a c ...more
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shifters
I didn't know how I would feel about this book at first, since this was my first ever time reading a book with mythology and shifters but it was absolutely brilliant!! I mean who wouldn't like a good book with mythology and shifters all bundled up in one. This first book is about Lila the new girl who moves to Shade, where she at first feel s as if she does not fit in but later is included with the most popular clique in school. They had found something in her that interested them, they did not ...more
Nope, nope, nopeity nope.

DNFed at 15% because I was steadily losing IQ points reading this book. There is purple prose without grammar, a heroine who thinks in Greek melodrama, a town called Shade and as far as I read, a plot based on the MC's induction into a mysterious callisthenics Barbie group.

I will let the text speak for itself as to why I stopped reading. Mistakes/oddities/plain stupidity in bold:

Take the first lines in the book from the thoughts of the MC. It looks like three random s
Jun 30, 2014 rated it did not like it
***I received an egalley of this book via NetGalley***

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

My Opinion of This Book: It could have been awesome, but it completely failed.


The Characters
Lila: Um, what kind of main character is that?! She's clueless, naive, and annoying. All she ever thinks about are looks, how everyone looks, and blah, blah, blah.
She's not a well developed character, nor is she fascinating or complex. She is seriously the worst protagonist.

Reid: Reid. Kind, ca
Alberto Ambard
Apr 27, 2013 rated it liked it
One should understand this is my least favorite genre of literature. I would have not read this novel if it wasn’t for the fact that the author offered me a free copy for an honest review. So take my words with caution. But if you are a fan of the genre keep reading, as this novel may actually be of your interest.

From the innocent and naïve times of Mary Shelley and her wonderful—and extremely original— Frankenstein, The Gothic Horror-Romance genre has devolve to a commercial and repetitious for
Two Nerds With Words
Jan 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wolf Sirens: Forbidden by Tina Smith is an enjoyable YA read. Reminding me a little of The Secret Circle and a little of Twilight, Wolf Sirens: Forbidden focus on a wolf pack, a popular group of high school teenagers who all happen to be able to shapeshift into werewolves. I liked this connection. It immediately made me feel comfortable with the read, and I certainly enjoyed the focus on werewolves.

There are a variety of twists that were completely unexpected and generally the pace was fast and
Wendy Hines
Werewolves. There's something morbid, yet fascinating about them. Wolf Sirens seems to have taken the key elements of a werewolf and romanticized them for young adults, with a twist of mythology. Lila is the main character, a teen who wants to fit in and be wanted, loved. When she begins running with a new crowd, she's quick to make friends, but she finds herself yearning between two boys, Reid and Sky.

Not to mention, that there are secrets and a forbidden call that she yearns to answer. As th
Toni Michelle-Editor
Mar 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Forbidden was a great book. So worth the tiny price! I was so into this book that I found it hard to break away from reading it even when my eyes were closing without my permission. I ended up with a big knot on my forehead where I dropped my reading device after falling asleep because I refused to stop reading it when I was so tired. I love books like that….the ones that you know you need to sleep but don’t want to leave the world you are in. I wanted to live in that little town of Shade. I wou ...more
Aizel sulinap
Sep 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
every story deserves a happy ending, that was i thought before i read this story. the story was dark and will make you believe to the unknowns and that was the authors job. making us was difficult to know that you only love someone because there was seemed to be silly force or fate that draws both of you together but it was more difficult to know that you are the one will kill him. in true life, it never does but maybe that is why the story is believable.
Dec 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book and I couldn't put it down. Lila's journey in a new town from outsider to one of in the in crowed is full of twist and turns.
The end is surprise and I can't wait to read more from this author
Nov 05, 2012 rated it liked it
I give this one 3.5 stars.

I have mixed feelings about this book. I really enjoyed it, especially the last half and the ending was just wracked with emotion, but for a while I thought it was a bit messy. There were so many questions, and not enough answers.

We get a nice prologue that sets up the mythology of the book nicely, but it never makes a reappearance till near the end of the book.

Lila's the new girl at school, and everyone seems to ignore her except for the popular kids. They draw her in
Michelle Cornwell-Jordan
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love a good wolf story. So I became intrigued from the start with Wolf Sirens. As I began reading, I was taken in by the beautiful writing style; which was dreamlike and evoked images of fog shrouded woods and a quiet, mystical township.

The story followed Lila who moves with her newly divorced mother to Shade (I love that name) and she is instantly cast in the role of an outsider by the majority of the school’s population. There at Shade High is the required clan of ”beautiful people” -the pop
Aug 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, pnr
My Review:
I am a bit conflicted about this book. Tina is a great writer, the blurb sounded so intriguing, yet I found some parts were quite predictable.

The Characters: 3/5
Lila - seems overly suspicious and insecure. This is the first book I've read where the protagonist isn't pining for her best friend when she is moved to a new town, but had a fall out because she started dating her crush. Lila's insecurities make her appear weak and annoying. She is not your typical 'poor me' loner, but also
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Ms. Tina Smith for allowing me to read your book.

First of all I have to say I love werewolf books. I wanted this to be good so bad. And for the first little bit of the intro I was into it. But very quickly I started to get frustrated. It was hard for me to like Lila at all when every five seconds her opinions about people changed for no apparent reason. And I don't mean just shifted slightly. I felt like one minute she hated certai
Kevis Hendrickson
Wolf Sirens Forbidden Discover The Legend is a paranormal romance novel by Tina Smith. Packed with drama from cover to cover, I found this story to be quite a compelling read. The first thing that grabbed me was the author’s beautiful prose. I couldn’t help but stop at times to reread a sentence just to savor the fluid, evocative language. Some of the passages were quite mesmerizing and had me highlighting them. But what mattered most in this story were the characters. The biggest problem I have ...more
Oct 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank the author for giving me this book in exchange for an honest review. This is a story about werewolves and hunters. It always amazes me how werewolf books can always end up with such different stories about packs and how the wolves originated.

This is a story about Lila. Her parents are divorcing, so her mom decides to move them to the town of Shade. When Lila starts school she feels like she is ignored, and no one talks to her and just stares. Then one day the "clique" of go
D.S. Schmeckpeper
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
To be honest, I almost didn't manage to finish this book. Almost. I felt the intro was fairly dry and unrelatable and the initial setup into the book itself was typical of an angsty teenager in a new school after moving as a result if a nasty divorce between her parents. Everything I loath in YA books. But, I tend to try to finish what I start, so I pressed on. Then, almost imperceptibly, things shifted. They got interesting. By about a quarter of the way through the book, I realized I was absol ...more
Jul 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the plot of this story and liked the concept of the book in general. This book was full of mysteries and I enjoyed anticipating every moment. I liked that the author kept me mostly in the dark for most of the book. I wasn’t sure of every aspect until the end of the story. This book had a very good flow to it and kept me entertained throughout. I liked how the author wrote this book and felt that she did a good job in making the plot believable even in the supernatural parts of t ...more
Tanya Johnson
Aug 06, 2013 rated it really liked it

Lila is new in Shade Valley and definitely feels like an outsider, that is until the cool kids invite her into their clique and finds herself dating Reid and then there is the ever strange Cressida…is she jealous that she isn’t part of them? Lila soon finds out who Cressida really is and exactly what her new friends really are. Can she still hang out with them, dating Reid even though she has feelings for Sky ones she will and can never admit to anyone about.

Cressida also finds out that she is a
Oct 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I would like to thank the author (Tina Smith) for giving me this book in exchange for an honest review!

In reading the synopsis, Wolf Sirens Forbidden, it caught my attention. I love to give new authors a try whenever I can. I was NOT disappointed at all! I'm not certain what I was expecting from this book, but I was pleasantly surprised! I could not stop reading it once I started.

The main character, Lila, seems so lost in the beginning of the book. When she gets "invited" into the popular clique
Books Mom
May 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
I wasn't entirely certain what to expect from this story, but I do love a good shifter story, and thankfully this was just that.

Our heroine, Lila, is a typical teen who gets mixed up with an interesting crowd of teens at her new school. They're a little strange, oddly obsessed with tumbling and dance and clearly hiding something. Of course, the quirky Cresida isn't much better. I didn't know who was the right person for her to end up being friends with!

Lila is sometimes fun, sometimes unlikable,
Jul 07, 2013 rated it liked it
A Good Read!

This book was a interesting twist on the Werewolf legend. I really enjoyed the Greek mythology added in here. It was new and fresh. It all creates a whole new spin to the werewolf myth.

I am taking this next couple of sentences right form the blurb for the book.
it is what entice me to read the book. You might feel the same after you read it.

Inspired by the legend of the mythical femme fatale, Wolf Sirens is an intimate tale of unrequited and forbidden love in the underworld, a maste
Heather andrews
Nov 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Even at the end of the book, where the damn ending was which I hated I still don't know if I'm team Reid or Team Sky. Reid he's a flirty fellow, "we can entertain you," he said confidently and started off towards the others at the rope. He looked back at me over his shoulder; his tan forehead wrinkled above two black brows. "You want to watch?" I'm not sure if he's protective of Lila or if he has different motives, "hey, it's okay, you're with us now, and I'll make sure you're okay. Look, please ...more
Paula Harp
May 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. If you love shifters and werewolves this series is for you. The author gives you background on the mythology of werewolves and makes in interesting in the story line. Lila is a seventeen year old teenager who is forced to move to a small town called Shade with her mother after her parents divorce and her acting out getting into trouble. As soon as she hits start at the local high school she knows something isn't right. Peopl ...more
Nov 04, 2012 rated it liked it
I really liked that this isn't your typical werewolf story. There are werewolves and werewolf hunters in this story. What i really didn't like was the way too long section the author put in where our heroine pines for a boy she barely knows. This was very boring and all that happens during this section is i love him sooo much is he thinking of me etc. etc. etc. That part reminded me of the twilight book that bella only pines for her lost love edward. That said this is an original take on werewol ...more
Lila moves into the small town of Shade expecting a new start but not sure which way it will go, after all she is the new girl. It doesn’t take long before she is questioning the motives of her new found friends or the mysterious issues surrounding the local wolfs. As she becomes deeply immersed in the lives of unique teenagers she begins questioning everything she knows to be true, especially when another girl continues to warn her away.

Wolf Sirens was a mixture of paranormal and mythology, the
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Tina Smith lives in Adelaide South Australia, having spent most of her life as an un-diagnosed introvert in country N.S.W. She is the Author of five books in the award nominated paranormal series, Wolf Sirens.
Tina inspires, entertains and examines life. She writes paranormal, romantic and suspense fueled tales about cursed wolves. She learnt to shoot for Wolf Sirens.
Night is the time her creative

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