May 28, 2011

Book Review: Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

Book Summary Via Goodreads
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.

Book Title: Forbidden
Author: Tabitha Suzuma
Genre: Romance,YA Fiction,Realistic Ficition
My Rating: ★★★★★

Book Review

My book review was actually originally posted on Goodreads, since this is my all time favorite book, that i surely will never ever forget. so i decided to make/repost a review here on my blog.. :)

what comes to your mind when you hear the word forbidden love? most of us will say romeo and juliet, edward and bella, a fallen angel loving a mortal girl and so on...

well in this book you won't find a vampire loving a human , but a brother and sister who love each other more than friends and more than just siblings. kinda sick right??? it was october 2010 when i saw this e-book at (most of my mobile ebooks come from this site) while i was brosing i saw this book and can't help but to fall in love with the cover so i searched on goodreads on what the book is all about, first thing that caught my eye is the average rating of the book its 4.46/ 5 stars .. i was like "WOW!!! this book must be super awesome to deserve such rating" but when i read the synopsis i kinda change my mind to read it because of the taboo subject of the book but on the back of my mind i was really curious on what will be the ending of the story i searched every website that i know just to get the plot summary of this book but unfortunately i ended up with nothing.. i only found reviews on how awesome the book is so maybe to get some peace of mind i decided to download it...

Lochan and Maya Whitely are siblings , their lifestyle are different from other teenagers cause their mom doesn't care about them, she always go home drunk. thus leaving Maya and Lochan in charge of taking care of their other 3 siblings .not only that but Lochan actually developed an inferiority complex thus making him very hard to communicate with others and only finding himself opening up to his younger sister, Maya. so anyway i guess their lifestyle really played an important part on why they developed an incestuousness relationship.

when reading the book i was really surprised on how good it is written i usually avoid romantic novels cause i kinda get bored while reading it sometimes i don't even finish them but this book is quite different... i actually ditch my notes, my homeworks just to spend all night reading this book...

when lochan and maya confess their love for each other i was like "hmmm... their relationship kinda wrong??" in every young adult book that i read i always look forward to the love confessing part and everytime that happens can't help but smile and i feel like their are butterflies in my stomach but in the case of lochan and maya i guess i was stone faced, the butterflies in my stomach seems like rocks floating. and i was like "wrong,wrong,wrong just stay like siblings." but as the story goes on you would think that lochan and maya shouldn't be siblings you would say that they are soul mates, partners in crime , best friends, a mom and dad to Willa, Tiffin and Kit.

i have to say that each page is heart clenching there are some parts of the book when i have to stop not because i hate the story but because i'm so sad of their situation imagine you found your love of your life, but you can't even touch,kiss and say "I love you" in public. i feel like crying whenever lochan and maya try and suppress their feelings for each other, can't they just love each other and be happy??? but on the back of my mind i know the answer is a big fat NO! cause i know even though they love each other sooooo much their love is still wrong.
the ending is really bittersweet, aww... i  feel like crying , i feel like throwing something and scream!but i guess the ending is good in a way cause Maya didn't give up.

5 stars is not enough for this book, this book is really excellent. the writing style is really bold. but on some parts i just have to stop cause some parts are a bit graphic. but WOW! this one excellent book. i never regret reading it.

i'm not recommending this book for everyone, ahm  maybe your 15 years old and above with an open mind i guess you'll love this book too. 

---GabbY ^^

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