Standalone Sunday is a feature created by Megan@bookslayereads where each Sunday a standalone book (not part of a series) that I loved or would recommend will be featured!
I love that meme as it takes little time to do (I’m always running like the real busy bee I am) AND I get to promote a book I really loved. This is the perfect idea for me!
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This Sunday I’m choosing a book that destroyed my world years ago. I mean it’s a huge taboo book. A real taboo.
As I read it before Goodreads I did not realize I could write reviews about books. So today you won’t get a review.
But this book was so potent that it’s still on my “Top 5 Most Incredible Books” years ago.
I hesitated a long time before reading this book due to the taboo topic. But..
When I turned the last page I was utterly gutted. I could not sleep and yet it was very late at night. I could not stop crying. I could only invent my own ending as the one in the book was too cruel.
Don’t misunderstand me I still knew and know incest is forbidden. But Tabitha Suzuma has a huge talent. She is suffocating me when I read her books.
I forget to breathe. It’s only when I see stars dancing before my eyes that I realize I was not breathing anymore.
I fell for her characters. Hard! I wanted them to be happy as impossible as it seemed.
The highest praise this book received was maybe by the author Penelope Douglas that ended chanting “Lochan is not real, Lochan is not real, Lochan…”
So now folks, I chose to feature Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
She is pretty and talented – sweet sixteen and never been kissed. He is seventeen; gorgeous and on the brink of a bright future. And now they have fallen in love. But… they are brother and sister.
Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they have stepped in for their alcoholic, wayward mother to take care of their three younger siblings. As defacto parents to the little ones, Lochan and Maya have had to grow up fast. And the stress of their lives—and the way they understand each other so completely—has also brought them closer than two siblings would ordinarily be. So close, in fact, that they have fallen in love. Their clandestine romance quickly blooms into deep, desperate love. They know their relationship is wrong and cannot possibly continue. And yet, they cannot stop what feels so incredibly right. As the novel careens toward an explosive and shocking finale, only one thing is certain: a love this devastating has no happy ending.
Now tell me about THE book that destroyed your world or gutted you. Taboo book? Other?
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