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!