I picked up this book because I heard good reviews about it and it totally meet my expectations. Forbidden is a story about Maya and Lochan. They are brothers and they fall in love. Maya is 16 and Lochan is a year older. They come from a broken home where their dad left his mom and their other brothers and sister stranded. Their mom is never there for them and it’s mostly Lochan and Maya taking care of their brothers and sister. Maya and Lochan have pure love and even though they are siblings they feel like they never were. Lochan and Maya raise their baby brothers and sister all by themselves. They develop a relationship with each other and they need each other. It’s a first love but I see it more of a desperate and needy love, and its oh so very beautiful.
What I love about this book is that Suzuma touches themes that actually happen in our world. Not that fantasy life is a happy ending and problems are nothing crap. She takes a theme no one likes to touch and she creates this amazing story about it. Parents divorcing, mothers being left stranded, mothers forgetting their children to go have another shot in life as single, children growing without parents. It all happens every single day. That you don’t hear about it in the news? It doesn’t mean that it isn’t happening. But Suzuma writes about it. And when I mean she writes about it, it means she goes deep in to it. Right to the point where you get goosebumps. This book is really easy to get into. I read it in like 3 days. Sure its not you’re average vampire novel but it doesn’t mean it isn’t an amazing book. I don’t think I have it in my heart to read it again. This book took my heart and tore it to a million pieces and if you read it I’m sure it will do the same to you. So grab a box of kleenex right before you begin reading.