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You can't help but like Eli. But Eli is forbidden, though Josie is not told why.
There is a lot of paranormal action in this book, surrounding just about everyone. The climax and end of this book is when all is revealed, when we get to see what the people of Brindle are up to, and why Eli is forbidden. Some scenes were heartbreaking, but others were hopeful. I think the author gave the book a fitting ending - especially those last few lines!
On the one hand, I read this book really quickly, and I was really intrigued by the book. On the other hand There were not many scenes at all - maybe ten, maximum? Between five and ten? Like, we meet Eli once, and on the second meeting, Josie is already tingling from new feelings for the boy.
Within no time, the book is halfway finished, and I felt like I'd only read about three completed scenes. The scenes that I read were well-developed! But the book overall could have been more fluffed up, fleshed out, and developed. The cruelty of the uncle and aunt could have drawn out, making Josie's situation so much more agonizing this sounds awful of me, I know. The author could have made this book so much more! I already touched on the romance, but the author could have had waaay more scenes between Josie and Eli.
Way more scenes in general, but especially featuring the pair. The romance has a huge place in this book or it's supposed to , so I would have developed their relationship and feelings, maybe throw in some steamy encounters, amp up the chemistry and romance in the forbidden sense, and then lock in the ending.
So you see, my biggest issue was with how short this book was! It could have and should have been so much longer, at least another fifty, one hundred, even one hundred fifty pages longer! It felt like a novella or super short novel! Would I Recommend It: Ehhh. Like if you're in the library and love the cover, maybe. But I wouldn't necessarily make a point to preorder it or buy it or put a hold on it. It's a decent story, definitely interesting, especially with the paranormal aspect think ghosts!
Rating: 3 stars. Not bad! To be honest, I enjoyed the book. But I would have enjoyed it more I would hope if it were longer, and the romance which is a big focus in this book to be more frequent and developed in the book. Still, a good novel! Oct 18, Rashika is tired rated it did not like it Shelves: read , would-have-blown-my-mind-but , wimpy-or-i-no-like-mcs , e-arcs , ya , historical , disappointing.
Actual Rating 1. I imagine, in an alternate universe, if you were more detailed and not so rushed, I could have loved you, but you weren't, and so our story must end. My lamenting aside, I am really disappointed. I wanted details, I wanted a build-up, actual charact Actual Rating 1.
I wanted details, I wanted a build-up, actual character development, all of the things but didn't get nearly enough of any of them. For starters, the main character was really hard to connect to.
That is one of the things I was most excited about because I love me a forbidden romance but there was no romance. One minute she finds the guy sketchy and the next she cannot live without him? How did that jump happen? She even admits to not knowing him but somehow she can be in love and NOT know him? How does that even work? One thing I did love about this book was that it is incredibly atmospheric.
Right from the start, you can tell that something weird is going on. Then we find out what is going on behind the scenes and it is kind of really awful, but I wish we got more details. I wish the build-up was more clear, I wish there was more than just one scene where this awful thing takes place. I wanted more. The same goes for the resolution to this conflict. Too rushed. Not detailed.
Just plain sad. The way the novel ended was really interesting and something I liked but because of the lack of details throughout the novel, it did not have the emotional impact on that it would have otherwise. I remained detached from the happenings of the novel with only the mystery keeping me glued to the pages. Note that I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review View 1 comment.
Aug 02, Arlene rated it liked it Shelves: read , arc , young-adult. Forbidden was a quick and entertaining novel that I finished in two short sittings. Immediately, Josie realizes her life will never be the same. Upon her ar Forbidden was a quick and entertaining novel that I finished in two short sittings. Upon her arrival, the people of Brindle and the scenery casts a sinister feeling over her, and she soon discovers after meeting Eli Stuart, the forbidden resident, that the town and its inhabitants are harboring a secret that leaves her hoping to escape her new home.
His dark soul and hypocritical ways were clearly evident from the onset of the novel. Couple that with her aunt and their horrible dog that attacked Josie, and I really felt bad for her situation. I have to admit that the twist was clever and the ending was filled with well-timed dramatic effect. Perfect read for this time of the year! Nov 16, Jen rated it it was ok Shelves: netgalley. It didn't really grab me.
It was a quick read and the author's note at the end was interesting, but not overly in-depth regarding the topic at hand. The quick read part was good, but that didn't leave much in the way of character development. The bad guys were all completely bad, though to be honest, to do what they did was really evil and I think it would have taken a My thanks to NetGalley and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group for an eARC copy of this book to read and review. The bad guys were all completely bad, though to be honest, to do what they did was really evil and I think it would have taken a LOT to paint any humanity into the bad guys.
There also was next to no development with regards to the love portion part of the story. The H and h had maybe four scenes together that didn't total a very great deal of time, yet they both loved one another. No love triangle, but insta-love. Not my cup.
The setting was rather well written. I completely felt the cold, wet and ruggedness of the landscape. Also, the dog, Lamb, was terrifying and I enjoyed the ending. So not all bad, but not enough to lift the book above a 2. The historical part of the book is interesting and it may spark a reader to research more into the history of "wrecking", but other than that, I couldn't recommend it.
Nov 23, Michelle rated it really liked it Shelves: review-on-blog , own. It is a dark and mysterious, quick read that I thoroughly enjoyed. I loved the dreary, almost foggy atmosphere of the little Scottish fishing village, and I really liked how easily digestible the book was. It took me just under 2 hours to read Forbidden, and I walked away feeling like it was a complete story, not a novella.
The romance in Forbidden is a nice aside but it is by no means the focal point of the story. After Josie's parents both pass away from influenza, she is sent to live with her estranged aunt and uncle. When she gets to the town, everything seems a little strange. Just a tad off, including her Aunt and Uncle. It was hard not to get wrapped up in the creepy little town that Eve Bunting created in Forbidden.
I could never pin down exactly what was going on. Eve did an excellent job of maintaining a mysterious air about her writing up until the very last minute. Was it something magical? Was it something nefarious? What is something obvious? And then what on earth was the deal with Eli, and why was everyone calling him Forbidden? Forbidden was a fun little jaunt with a mysterious read. It would have been perfect to read on Halloween, and I love the author's aside at the end of the story where the inspiration for the tale came from. If you like darker, quick reads that have a hint of romance but not too much then Forbidden is the book for you.
Seriously, check it out if you love a good atmospheric read. This review was originally posted on Book Briefs Feb 05, Jennifer rated it it was amazing. Sep 19, Carrie Beth rated it did not like it Shelves: historical , netgalley , books-read , young-adult , romance , mystery. ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This new home isn't welcoming and her new caretakers even admit they are only keeping her to collect money from her inheritance for doing so. A small romance pops up and the townspeople are weirdos, but for the sake of spoilers I'm not going to dive into that here. Sadly, this is a very silly, juvenile book. There's virtually no character development or depth. Josie's aunt and uncle are horrible people inside and out. Josie is sweet and kind and only wants to do good. No shades of gray to keep things interesting. I didn't feel much happened in the book and it was also very short.
Josie moves there, they are mean, their dog tries to attack her a bunch of times, girl meets boy, they are forbidden, townspeople are weird, she finds out, and that's kinda it. It just felt like a lot of blah. I think this book would appeal to year old girls. Young enough readers that don't need a ton of character dimension. It was all too simple and silly for me, sadly. Oct 25, Sue rated it really liked it Shelves: paranormal. This is a great paranormal mystery set in Scotland in the s. I liked the main character Josie, who was forced to live with her aunt and uncle when she becomes an orphan.