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Forbidden (The Arotas Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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It isn't bad reading but I don't have any interest in continuing the series but to be fair others might.
I'm not sure how long Forbidden has been waiting for me on my kindle but I'm kicking myself for waiting so long to read it. It's a bit of a spin on the Vlad the Impaler myth, but it's more. There's a bit of mystery, some suspense, romance *sigh*, and some very well written and violent action. This is categorized as YA but it's definitely mature YA.
Roseline Enescue risked everything when she fled her husband, Vladimir. She knows all too well the punishment she will endure if she's caught but she can't take living the life he forced her into. She is successful in her escape and flees to America where she ends up in Chicago. There she enrolls in school. Her plan is to lay low, avoid people - it's the only way to stay safe. But Rose didn't count on meeting Sadie...or William, Sadie's brother...or Gabriel, who really throws a wrench into her plans. Things actually go along pretty well though, until someone from home shows up to take Rose back. Then things get even more interesting.
Forbidden is an excellent introduction to the Arotas Trilogy. It's sets up the mythology, introduces the players, and develops the characters. And I love the characters. Rose is strong, courageous, determined, and loyal. Sadie is sweet, loyal, and quick under pressure. William is lovable and willing to do anything for a friend. Gabriel is brave and strong, with a beautiful spirit. Vladimir is scary evil. Then there's the mystery of the bond and the prophecy. What exactly is Gabriel? And it's all set against the backdrop of high school and typical teen-aged angst.
I feel like I can't say much more without being spoilery. Ms. Miles has crafted a wonderful story - one that I'm honestly eager to continue. The only reason it's not a 5 star read for me is because it's written in third person, present tense - this is purely a personal preference - this format is one that bothers me. Forbidden is an enthralling read though. And one I highly recommend.
**As an aside, I noticed reviews that noted grammar errors, etc. The book must have gone through editing since those reviews posted because I noticed very few errors in my version.**
The story starts out in Romania where a young girl named Roseline Enescue is married off to Vladimir and he slaughters everyone at the wedding and turns her into an immortal only to claim her as his. Roseline is often battened and tortured by her husband over a period of three hundred years. She ran away a few times but he would track her down and beat her to an inch of her death. No matter how many bones he broke, severe lacerations, and internal bleeding she would succumb her body would heal over a twenty-four hour span because she was immortal but she felt the excruciating pain while healing. Each time she was punished she would still have dreams of being human. Roseline wanted the childhood that was denied her centuries ago. Roseline finally escapes and runs away to the United States to begin a new life as a high-school student.
When Roseline gets to America she settle in a two story home, joins high-school to be normal and makes friends with Sadie and her brother William Hughes. (two enjoyable characters that enhanced the story). After some time Sadie told Roseline that her parents were taking in an exchange student named Nicolae and …he was also from Romania. Most of the girls at school didn’t like Roseline because she was so beautiful, charming and captivating. The boys were all mesmerized by her beauty and tuned into the aroma and aura that surrounded her. Especially Gabriel Marsten the top prodigy guy at school who just happen to live next door to Sadie. Once Roseline realized the strong attraction between Gabriel and herself she tried to avoid him but soon felt her strength was weakening. Then things started going strange from this point on to where it’s decided that Roseline, Gabriel, Nicolae, Sadie and William are all traveling to Romania…..Along the way each person got bits and pieces of Roseline past history even the fact that she was over three hundred years old. Also, the information about Gabriel’s background came to light.
Once they were all in Romania there adventure was chaos and surprisingly a sword fight between adult relatives, adult neighbors of Vladimir took place while four of the teenagers were locked in a cell joined to the same room as the adults. As far as the ending with who got killed, who got away, where the teenagers went was left hanging…I didn’t know this was a trilogy series and I’m not going to rush out to get the next book. For those who like vampire books, it probably would have satisfied your immortality….
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