March 25, 2012

Review: Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

She  is pretty and talented - sweet sixteen and never been kissed. He is seventeen; gorgeous and on the brink of a bright future. And now they have fallen in love. But... they are brother and sister.
Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they have stepped in for their alcoholic, wayward mother to take care of their three younger siblings. As defacto parents to the little ones, Lochan and Maya have had to grow up fast. And the stress of their lives—and the way they understand each other so completely—has also also brought them closer than two siblings would ordinarily be. So close, in fact, that they have fallen in love. Their clandestine romance quickly blooms into deep, desperate love. They know their relationship is wrong and cannot possibly continue. And yet, they cannot stop what feels so incredibly right. As the novel careens toward an explosive and shocking finale, only one thing is certain: a love this devastating has no happy ending.

What if you fell in love with someone you weren't suppose to fall in love with? What if your love for each other was so strong and so pure, you knew in your heart there would never be anyone else? What if you happen to fall in love with your brother or sister? For Maya and Lochan that's exactly what happened. As morbid and disgusting as it may be it does happen more often then you realize. For me, despite the fact that they are siblings I still felt this was one of the most beautiful love stories doomed for an unhappy ending. There are many topics I think authors steer clear of due to being destined to fail. Tabitha Suzuma pulls off the subject of incest in a very beautiful and captivating way. Now let me make myself clear, I find incest disgusting and would never think of any of my family that way. But to have it in a story this way was just.....amazingly done. The author held my attention from the very beginning. By the end I was curled up on my couch crying like a baby. This story truly captured my heart. And even though they were destined to have a bad ending, I still felt myself rooting for them. This story is not for young adults. There is too much sexual content. And quite frankly incest sexual content is not for everyone. You need to be mature to handle this book. Words that come to mind are beautiful, disturbing, captivating, insane, heartbreaking. This book was destined to have a gut twisting, heartbreaking ending. I just never thought..... Bravo Tabitha Suzuma!

Reviewer Rating: 5 STARS!!
Reviewed by~Sarah



  1. I've heard a lot of different and mixed things about this book. The subject matter is one that previously I would have never even thought to read, but I think this book is one I need to read even if I maybe don't want to. Thanks for the review!

  2. Glad you liked my review. This was a book I bought on impulse cause lets face you cant beat a $3.00 book. I fought with myself over reading it because of the subject matter. Ultimately I gave in after reading the reviews on goodreads. Im very happy I read it and I hope you enjoy it too. Please I'd love to hear your thoughts or anyones who read it.Let me know what you think

  3. I'm looking forward to read this book. The whole story sounds so intruiging. Thanks for the review.


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