Monday, June 4, 2018

Review: Forbidden

Title Forbidden
ByTabitha Suzuma
Genre YA Contemporary
Format Print
Rating ⭐️⭐️

Synopsis
Stepping in for their alcoholic mother, Maya and Lochan work hard to get good grades and raise there three younger siblings while their mom pursues her latest love interest and goes on benders. Brother and sister forced into the roll of parents the two start to find themselves with feelings for one another.

First Sentence
I gaze up at the small, crisp, burned-out black husks scattered across the chipped white paint of the windowsills.  



This one has been on my radar since it's release in 2010. I wondered if the author could convince me that siblings falling in love wasn't the cringe inducing topic I think it is. She couldn't.

In fact, it's been several weeks since I read this one and the distance has made me reconsider the two stars I gave it. It earned a star for some beautiful sentences here and there that made me think this author was quite talented but the romance? Nope. Didn't buy it. I wanted to FEEL what these kids were feeling and be forced to look at things in a different way but I just didn't. Couldn't.

Oh well. There's other books out there that can shake me up and make me question the world around me better than this one, I bet. I just need to find them.

14 comments:

  1. All I can say is eeewwwww! It grossed me out in FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC and I haven't quite recovered yet ...

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    1. I thought about reading Flowers but I’m not convinced it could convince me either.

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  2. I'm with Susan. There's no way this one would work for me either.

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  3. Yes... did you get your hands on Flowers in the Attic yet? I wonder if that will shake up your thinking? My guess is.. no.

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    1. Yeah, I’m thinking it’s not ever going to be ok with me. It’s just too weird.

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  4. The only book I can tolerate on this topic is The Thirteenth Tale, and even that icked me quite a bit in that arena. I did love it for a ton of other reasons, though.

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    1. I love The Thirteenth Tale. Can’t remember any insest though. Maybe it’s time for a reread.

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  5. This seems... interesting. I'm all for exploring taboo topics and relationships but if the author didn't handle it in a satisfactory way, I don't think I'd be able to stomach it.

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. Yeah, it just didn’t convince me.

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