Saturday 6 April 2013

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.

  • Genre: Contemporary romance, Realistic Fiction, Drama
  • Age: Mature Young Adult, new adult
  • Source: owned ebook 
  • Note: incest
  • Read from September 11 to 13, 2012

FINAL RATING: ★★★★★/★★★★★

“How can something so wrong feel so right?”

I think this is my first reading of an incest (excluding all the books where it is minor thing-like song of ice and fire, and blah blah blah), because this is the first one with main characters in it.

“It's always nice being wanted. Even if it's by the wrong person.”

It's a beautiful book. Full of emotions. I enjoyed every minute of it, every sentence and i loved Lochan and Maya. The writing was perfect and it also was beautiful.

“At what point does a fly give up trying to escape through a closed window–do its survival instincts keep it going until it is physicaly capable of no more,or does it eventualy learn after one crash too many that there is no way out?
At what point do you decide that enough is enough?”


I loved how Suzuma wrote her characters, but I just feel that Lochan was more characterized and Maya less.

The others, they were interesting, though i still have unending hate toward their mother. She is an idiot, she is self centered and i can't imagine someone to be so uninterested in her own five children. And in the end, when all things went to hell, she appeared concerned . I don't believe her and it all felt like acting. She did it all in her own benefit and she never cared for anyone...or at least that was my impression of her.

Seriously, their family is just so wrong. Just like Kit said. So somehow i do understand what made Lochan and Maya feel the way they did and even though it was wrong,to them it was their world of happiness.

CONCERNING THE END: *spoilers - serious spoilers*:

(spoiler start)

I cried so much when Lochan chose to die....Because he needed to escape so desperately and he thought that he destroyed Maya's life... I wonder what would happen if it was other way around or if Lochan didn't die. I found that decision of his really heartbreaking...

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This was a truly beautiful, heartbreaking, devastating but utterly and completely wonderful novel about two people who love each other, but are not meant to be...


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