Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
GENRE: Contemporary, Romance, YA | PAGES: 432
My rating: ★★★★★
My god, Forbidden is amazing. Even with the very, very sensitive topic of incest and child neglect, the story as a whole was immensely touching and so intense I felt the urge to pause between chapters—yet couldn’t!
From page one, the characters came to life for me. It was impossible not to sympathise with their situation; it was as if their very lives were unfolding in front of me, and by the time Maya and Lochan actually took their relationship to the next dangerous level I was already (incredibly) accepting it. I would go as far as admitting that I wanted them to succeed in their plans for a future together.
The ending made my heart ache. It was the ultimate sacrifice to both their family unit and to each other.
The only recommending sentence I need to utter is this: if you like good books, read Forbidden—you won’t be disappointed.