Saturday, July 4, 2015

Book Review - Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little

(Forbidden, #1)
By Kimberley Griffiths Little
Release Date - 4th November, 2014
Published by - HarperCollins

  In the unforgiving Mesopotamian desert where Jayden’s tribe lives, betrothal celebrations abound, and tonight it is Jayden’s turn to be honored. But while this union with Horeb, the son of her tribe’s leader, will bring a life of riches and restore her family’s position within the tribe, it will come at the price of Jayden’s heart.

Then a shadowy boy from the Southern Lands appears. Handsome and mysterious, Kadesh fills Jayden’s heart with a passion she never knew possible. But with Horeb’s increasingly violent threats haunting Jayden’s every move, she knows she must find a way to escape—or die trying.

With a forbidden romance blossoming in her heart and her family’s survival on the line, Jayden must embark on a deadly journey to save the ones she loves—and find a true love for herself.

Set against the brilliant backdrop of the sprawling desert, the story of Jayden and Kadesh will leave readers absolutely breathless as they defy the odds and risk it all to be together.


My Rating:


My Review: 

I have to say, the first thing that got me was that cover, It's very alluring and leaves a promise to sweep you away in it's pages.

Forbidden is a beautifully written story, from the first page I was swept away to an ancient time of priestesses, tribal life & the harsh deserts of Mesopotamia. Oh and Dancing, I can't forget the dancing.
 Kimberley gives in-depth detail into the hot and ruthless desert, She shows the harsh reality of what it was like for the tribes living and travelling in it. But she also shows the beauty.

The characters were alluring and bold. I just loved Jayden, a young desert girl betrothed to her wicked cousin, Horeb. A man that she loaths beyond reason, but was still willing to marry to protect her family and help her tribe. I loved watching Jayden grow throughout the story. After losing so much she has to be the strength that holds her family together, family is everything to Jayden. 
When she meets Kadesh, things start to change for Jayden. Kadesh is handsome, kind and a smart young man, everything that Horeb was not. He made Jayden feel things she could only ever dream of.

Could Jayden ignore these feelings and still marry the beast, Or could she betray everything she knows and follow her heart. I know which way I'd go. ^_^

A unique and addictive storyline, twists and turns which will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat, Characters you'll fall in love with. Add a sprinkle of spine-tingling romance and you have the wonderful story that is Forbidden. What more could you ask for?! Forbidden is a must read for all the YA book lovers out there. ^_^


Before you go I wanted to share with you (only saw it myself yesterday) the cover for book 2, Banished.


It's simply stunning! I can't wait to continue Jayden's story. ^_^

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