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Here’s to another good blog tour read from Xpresso Book Tours. I’ve been so happy with how these tours have been organized. Some of my blog tour experiences just haven’t been good, which is why I stopped doing them for a while. Giselle’s just so on top of things and organized. I hope you lovely readers don’t mind me doing more blog tour reviews in the future.
I enjoyed The Forgotten Ones. By the time I got around to reading it, I had forgotten what it was about. That’s good, though, since I don’t like to read a synopsis before I read the book. Sometimes it ruins the story or creates expectations the book doesn’t meet. When I started and remembered it was about fairies, I was excited. For some reason, I just love reading books about fairies. The plot is pretty straight forward. Allison finds out about her father and the fairy world. In a broad sense, the nuts and bolts are a little reminiscent of The Iron Fey trilogy. Looking deeper, this is a completely different story. I liked Allison. She bears a lot of responsibility. She wants to take care of her mother, and she puts her family first. Because of that she pushes her friends away, which is sad sometimes. I wanted her to live a little more, though I totally understand her reasons for playing it safe. I think there could have been a little more in the way of world building. I wanted to learn a little more about the fairy world, so hopefully there will be more to learn in the coming books.
Overall, I thought it was a good read. Well worth my time. I did expect it to be YA, but the characters were in their 20s, so it turned out to be a little more NA. That’s good though, because we need some original NA that isn’t just a 20s version of contemporary romance.