Sunday, January 29, 2012

Forbidden by Syrie James and Ryan M. James Review

Name: Forbidden
Author: Syrie James and Ryan M. James
Publisher: Harperteen
Release Date: January 24, 2012
Buy the Book: Amazon
411 pages
 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 Review:
What a real great angel read!! After just finishing Hallowed (the second book in the Unearthly series) I was in the mood for another angel read and I am glad that I bought this one.
At first, I didn't know what to expect about Forbidden. From the plot summary it seemed like a typical paranormal romance book, but as I read on, many aspects of this book really stood out to me and I really enjoyed. 

One of the many things that I enjoyed about Forbidden was the plot. It is very mysterious and keeps you guessing and it was great trying to figure out what would be happening next instead of knowing what would happen. I also really liked how the book was written from both Alec's and Claire's point of view. Not many books are written from dual perspectives, especially a boy and a girl, so it was really great to see what was going through both of the character's heads, not just one.

I also really liked the romance in this book! While it was predictable at was still fun to read about!

Overall, if you are looking for a great angel book to read..I recommend that you read Forbidden! Here's hoping that I sequel will be coming out soon :)

My Rating: Four out of Five Stars


  1. Nice! Seeing this around a lot and this is probably the first or second review I've read! I so need to get me a copy! I loved Syrie James's Nocturne that she wrote solo. It was amazing and great storytelling! So reading this one she coauthored with Ryan is on my overflowing to read list! Great review!

    1. Thanks Jessica!! I haven't read Syrie's other books but after reading Forbidden I totally want too :)

  2. Oh gosh, the cover is so gorgeous and I am dying to read this book as well!!! So glad you loved it, Sarah! Awesome review! ♥

    Celine @ Forget-me-not

  3. This book was pretty good i guess. The romance was a little forced between Claire and Alec and i just couldnt bring myself to love Alec. He was a decently sweet guy and definitely cute in a couple of parts, but there was no spark with Alec, nothing special and unique about his character, and i found that when i wasnt reading the book, i didnt really have any desire to pick it up. I had to force myself to pick it up. But the plot keeps you pretty interested, there are a couple of twists and turns, some predictable some completely took me by surprise. I would recommend this for someone without anything to do, looking for anything to do that would satisfy their boredom.


  5. Glad the plot was great! This is my first time hearing of this.


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