Forbidden

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HarperCollins, Jan 24, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 416 pages
49 Reviews

She should not exist.

He should not love her.

Claire Brennan has been attending Emerson Academy for two years now (the longest she and her mom have remained anywhere) and she’s desperate to stay put for the rest of high school. So there’s no way she’s going to tell her mom about the psychic visions she’s been having or the creepy warnings that she’s in danger.

Alec MacKenzie is fed up with his duties to watch and, when necessary, eliminate the descendants of his angelic forefathers. He chose Emerson as the ideal hiding place where he could be normal for once. He hadn’t factored Claire into his plans. . . .

Their love is forbidden, going against everything Alec has been taught to believe. But when the reason behind Claire’s unusual powers is revealed and the threat to her life becomes clear, how far will Alec go to protect her?

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I actually liked the writing style. - Goodreads
How many cliche plot twists do we see. - Goodreads
There is very little character development though. - Goodreads
Claire is instantly smitten, but Alec is hard to read. - Goodreads
The plot is good and the characters are engaging. - Goodreads
The writing style is just brilliant. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Angela - Goodreads

Claire Brennan has been at Emerson Academy for two years and she's hoping she'll get to stay. That is, if her Mom doesn't suddenly get a strange vibe and decide they have to move again. This is how ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mizuki - Goodreads

It's a 'I had read better written, more exciting fanfics about angels than this book' 1.5 stars. Be warned that NOTHING HAPPENS within the first 200+ pages of this novel, the story is filled by the ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Syrie James is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Nocturne; Dracula, My Love; The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte (Great Group Read, Women's National Book Association; Audie Romance Award, 2011), and the international bestseller The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen (Best First Novel 2008, Library Journal.) Translation rights for Syrie's books have been sold in sixteen languages. An admitted Anglophile, Syrie loves paranormal romance and all things 19th century. She lives in Los Angeles and is a member of the Writer's Guild of America.

Aside from being Syrie’s firstborn, Ryan M. James has co­written two screenplays, directed an independent feature, and created the machinima webseries A Clone Apart. By day he works as an editor for the video game industry in Santa Monica, most recently on Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Game of the Year 2009) and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. Under cover of night, he conjures stories for print, screen, and web as a member of the Writers Guild of America. He and his wife live in Los Angeles about a stone’s throw away from Syrie.