Monday, August 23, 2010

Forbidden by: Tabitha Suzuma

I could not wait one minute to write this review. I literally, just put it down and still have tears in my eyes, but I will write this review right now because this is probably one of the best books I have ever read.

Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Maya and seventeen-year-old Lochan have never had the chance to be 'normal' teenagers. Having pulled together for years to take care of their younger siblings while their wayward, drunken mother leaves them to fend alone, they have become much more than brother and sister. And now, they have fallen in love. But this is a love that can never be allowed, a love that will have devastating consequences ...

How can something so wrong feel so right?

I hope I can write this well because this book deserves the best review anyone can give.

We start with Lochan, Maya, Kit, Tiffin, and Willa in there run down life, scraping just to get by. Their father has left them and it doesn't help that their mother is rarely home and when she is, she isn't much help at all. Lochan and Maya are forced to act as the parental figures for Kit, Tiffin, and Willa, while cleaning, cooking, going to school, doing homework, and all of the above. Lochan and Maya have always been close. No one compares to each other. What happens when you realize that your soul mate, your one true love, is your sibling?

This book. Oh my gosh, this book. It made me laugh, smile, heart beat fast, and it made me cry like a baby. And what have I said in the past, well it's rare if I cry over a book. "Forbidden" however has managed to pull at every emotion I think I've got in my system. The details in every single scene is beyond amazing. They're vivid, precise, and beautifully written. This book has everything you could possible want. (Besides the paranormal fact of course, but who cares?!) And I thought I knew how this book was going to end, but oh my, I was so wrong.

I loved each and every character. Lochan being by far my favorite. Green-eyed, dark hair, shy, sexy, sacrificing, caring, strong, smart and he cries. For Lochan and Maya, I felt everything they felt. Each emotion, each situation they were thrown in, you can feel it. Whether it's a happy moment or a devestatiing moment... you feel everything. Who else? Well, there's of course their drunken, skank mother who you basically just want to kick in the shins. Willa, who is one of the cutest 5 year olds you will ever meet. Kit, who is the "I just want to be a teen" brother, but you feel for him. Lastly, but not least Tiffin. Tiffin didn't have a very huge role, but he is a part of this family. The family that suffered so much.

I was rooting for Lochan and Maya the whole entire book. Who cares that they are brother and sister?! They are soul mates. Everyone deserves to be in love with who they want, right? Your heart will ache and ache through out this book. For the love, the family, and the situations.

If you read the book, I cried like a baby on pages 379-380, 404-405, and on 417. Oh my god, tears just streamed down my face. If you read it, you know exactly what I mean. If you didn't read the book, I don't know what other reviews are saying, but I think this is probably the best book I have ever read. It may seem to start off a little slow, but keep going! I promise, it's worth it!

1 billion stars out of 5. I had to order this book from the UK and you know what, IT WAS THE BEST $20 I've spend in a very, very long time. One of my all time favorites for sure. :)

FYI - Defiantly for older readers. I'd say 17+ (Some sexual content and bad language)


  1. im so going to read this .. i picked it up one day . i was going to buy it and everything but i second guessed and put it back then i read ur thoughts and was like wow it sounds AMAZING !!!

  2. Fantastic review! When i was telling some friends about the plot they all looked at me like I was crazy, but this book brought up so many emotions, from the brookeness to the love to the strength. I loved every moment and cried right along with you.


Want to tell me something? :)