Paranormal teens with unimaginable powers. An evil organization with deep secrets. When Sam, a girl who reads minds, meets a boy who controls minds, she discovers her future isn’t what she thought. Together they must escape and free the others… or risk losing everything–and everyone–they love.
Forbidden Life, the last book of the Forbidden trilogy by author Kimberly Kinrade, is finally out! To celebrate its launch, I’m finally posting my quick reviews of the first two books, Forbidden Mind and Forbidden Fire. Better late than never. YAY.
She reads minds. He controls minds. Together, they might get out alive.
49% of Americans believe their government officials are honest. I don’t know these officials, or they’re supporters, but I know their secrets, and 49% of Americans are wrong.
My employers pay me well to be right, to know things others can’t. But I don’t know why they brought that boy in, strapped to a stretcher, barely conscious. He asked me for help when I could give none.
I’m a wealthy spy, a talented artist, a martial arts black belt, and a prisoner. They tell me that on my eighteenth birthday, I will be released, free to go to the college of my dreams. It’s my eighteenth birthday, and a man in black is at my door. I know he’s not here to free me.
I know, because I can read minds.
My name is Sam, and this is my story.
This book was a very quick read. The writing was simple and easy, the flow pretty fast-paced. It took me only a night to finish the book. I liked the concept of kids with powers being rented out to the rich and powerful to do whatever clandestine mission. The whole thing reminded me of stuff like X-Men, Dark Angel, Mutant X, and Hitman. You know, mutant or mutant-ish or brainwashed peeps trained to be spy types since they were kids. It was a very entertaining read and had fun and interesting characters. However, for some reason, I didn’t love Sam’s character so much, but I did like her bestfriends, the twins Lucy and Luke, and her macho man dreamboat Drake. And as with every young adult books I’ve read this year, I was a bit impatient with the young love romantic bits. I KNOW, I’M STILL ON OLD FART MODE. Other than that, it was fun.
She escaped, but she’ll never be free.
Sam and Drake may have escaped, but they aren’t free—not with a powerful Seeker after them. As Sam struggles with the ethics of her new powers and embraces a blossoming physical relationship with Drake, Lucy and Luke face challenges of their own.
With forces coalescing inside and outside the Rent-A-Kid dorms, it’s only a matter of time before the fire they started forces each of them to make choices they can’t undo. But will it be enough to save them?
Ah, this second installment I enjoyed more. I thought the writing was infinitely better and it was even more fast-paced and exciting and longer, which meant more juicy stuff about the characters. Secrets were revealed, other sides of the story and the characters were revealed. I’ve to say, I still didn’t love Sam–she was very weepy and hormonal in this one–but she grew stronger in this book and I know there will be more about her in the third book. I still loved the twins and I can’t wait for the spin-off series on them, Blood of the Fallen. Forbidden Fire was a tad bit darker and was more action-packed. Fun stuff.
The older Rent-A-Kids are free, but a powerful force still pulses in the darkness, keeping them all prisoners to their power.
With Drake gone and her power spiraling out of control, Sam doesn’t know how she’ll make it through the birth of her child–or how she’ll protect that child from the evil that stalks her.
Drake will do anything to get his powers back… but when his choices lead to drugs and secrets, he has to decide what he’s willing to lose forever.
Lucy’s shadow powers are growing stronger–too strong. As she and Luke work with the mysterious I.P.I. agents to free the babies and young children still held captive at Rent-A-Kid, Lucy must make some difficult decisions that could jeopardize her friendships, and their mission.
In this final installment of the award-winning Forbidden trilogy, each character must conquer their darkest demons or lose everything in this final battle against the evil Rent-A-Kid organization.
I’ve yet to get my hands on the last book of this trilogy and I can’t wait to find out how it all goes down.