Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (20)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme event created by Breaking the Spine to help showcase upcoming releases.
This week I'm waiting for Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma.

Summary from Goodreads:
Sixteen-year-old Maya and seventeen-year-old Lochan have never had the chance to be 'normal' teenagers. Having pulled together for years to take care of their younger siblings while their wayward, drunken mother leaves them to fend alone, they have become much more than brother and sister. And now, they have fallen in love. But this is a love that can never be allowed, a love that will have devastating consequences ...

How can something so wrong feel so right?
I know, incest, ew, right? But something about this leads me to believe (and hope!) that it's going to be a heart-wrenching, psychologically brilliant story. Early reviews are positive, although everyone says they're bawling at the end (and one reviewer on Goodreads states that she needed to take a Xanax afterwards). I tend to like stories like that, and the description even sounds like it might be a contender for a spot on my MAHROAT list...time will tell!

One reviewer states that there's a disclaimer at the beginning of Forbidden indictating that it's not a YA book, but Amazon has it listed as such.

Forbidden will be released by Simon Pulse on June 28, 2011. Which cover do you prefer--US (red), or UK (black)?  I can't decide!

What are you waiting for?
Enjoy your reading!


  1. This one's on my wishlist too, and I have basically the same thoughts on it as you do. I hope it'll be good, but I think it'll be really hard to make the reader to relate to the main characters. Like you said, though, early reviews that they could, so I'm interested in finding out how the author pulled that off!

    I like the black cover better, I'm not really sure why...Maybe the red one looks a bit too horror-y to me...The font on the red one is nicer than the one on the black one, though!

  2. I've got this one on my to read list, and I'm really looking forward to it. Sounds like an interesting read. :)

  3. Wow I'm not sure why I haven't heard of this book yet! This is now going onto my TBR List too. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I'm actually heard some really good things about this book, though I don't think I'd ever be able to read it. Real, legit incest freaks me out...just like polygamy. (This is why I can't watch "Sister Wives" or read WITHER...) But hopefully, you'll enjoy it :)

  5. Kind of reminds me of Flowers in the Attic by VC Andrews. :-) Good book.

    Check out what I'm waiting for!


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