The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard!
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Synopsis: Allison O’Malley’s plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she’s been in love with for as long as she can remember.
What is definitely not part of the plan is the return of her long-lost father, who claims he can bring Allison’s mother back from the dark place her mind has gone. Allison doesn’t trust her father, so why would she believe his stories about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan? But truths have a way of revealing themselves. Secrets will eventually surface. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother’s sanity.
Review by Wendy: I am not big fan of fantasy and I admit I didn’t completely read the synopsis when I downloaded this one. I was pleasantly surprised with this one. Allison is completely devoted to her schizophrenic mother and puts her first in her life. When her father shows up bearing secrets and promises of helping her mother, Allison is skeptical. She is willing to do whatever it takes to help her mother and enters the world of the Tuatha de Danaan to do so. This book was a perfect mix of the “real” world and fantasy for me. I was caught up in the story line and rooting for Allison and her mom. Just when I thought things were nicely wrapped up, a nice little twist. I cannot wait to read the next book and can now say I am a fan of fantasy! 4 stars