Monday, June 10, 2013

Forbidden Life by Kimberly Kinrade

Title:  Forbidden Life
Author:  Kimberly Kinrade
Series:  The Forbidden Trilogy #3
Published:  October 15th 2012 by Evolved Publishing
(first published October 2012)
Page Count:  270
Genre:  Young Adult Supernatural
Shelf: Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★

Book Blurb:

The road to redemption begins in darkness.

A sinister force waits for them in darkness, ready to devour their powers and take their lives.

Sam's baby is the key to a lock that must never been opened. To keep her child safe, Sam will do anything.

Drake might have found a way to get his powers back and save his family, but is it too late?

Luke and Lucy uncover secrets in an organization they thought they could trust, and the lives of all Rent-A-Kid children are at stake.

In this last Forbidden Trilogy installment, the secrets to Rent-A-Kid will finally be revealed.

My Review:

Everything becomes disturbingly real in this instalment of the Forbidden Trilogy. The way that Kinrade tells the story you can really see how this is possible and why governments would want to try this. It adds an extra element of scariness to the story itself. Kinrade has the ability to make the surreal seem real through her very captivating storytelling.

As usual, Kinrade’s story is very well written. Her storytelling and narrative draw you in while keeping you abreast of the dividing and intertwining storylines. You get the feeling of suspense and need for action without any of the gore that tends to accompany it. Kinrade manages to keep this very fast paced and nerve racking novel upbeat throughout.

You get a true sense of the main characters in this novel through the chapters written from their perspectives. Each is written in a different style with completely different vocabulary. It meshes perfectly with each of their personalities. I love how you get to know Lucy so much better in this instalment. She has been one of my favourite characters throughout, but she really comes into her own in this story. My only issue with any of the characters in this novel is that suddenly part way through the book everyone magically goes from being a teen to being an adult. It’s a smooth transition and you barely notice it at the time but looking back you can see it clearly.

As a whole, this novel was a good wrap up to the series. Everyone has something or someone to lean on. They also have some form of a plan for the rest of their lives. That said, Kinrade also doesn’t fall into the trap of jumping 10 years into the future and giving everyone a happily ever after. They are still themselves, but we have a sense of completion for this part of their story.

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About the author:

Kimberly Kinrade was born with ink in her veins and magic in her heart. She writes fantasy and paranormal stories for children, YA and adults and still believes in magic worlds. Check out her YA paranormal novels Forbidden Mind and Forbidden Fire and her illustrated children's fantasy chapter books Lexie World, and Bella World, all on Amazon.

She lives with her three little girls who think they're ninja princesses with super powers, her two dogs who think they're humans and her husband, also known as the sexy Russian Prince, who is the love of her life and writing partner.

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  1. I haven't read any of the series yet but these books sound great. A little scary using kids with powers as spies, but super smart idea. I am absolutely going to have to read them.

    As for a para-power of my own, I always thought telekinesis would be sort of nice. Not that I'm that lazy, just being able to control a few things would help the multi-tasker in me :)

  2. This is a great concept. I can't wait to read it.

    When it comes to para-power, my first thought was the ability to read minds, but then I realized I might not want to know what others think of me. So maybe what I'd prefer is an infinite supply of luck. Going through life with good things just happening to you sounds pretty sweet to me.

  3. Thanks so much for this awesome review. I'm so glad you loved the book! Forbidden Life was my favorite in the series. ;)