Thursday, July 28, 2011

Forbidden by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee*A Review

New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker teams with Tosca Lee to create this gripping thriller set in a desolate future.

A terrible truth has been revealed to one man: the entire human race has been drained of every emotion except one-- fear. To bring life back to the world, Rom must embark on a journey that will end either in his own demise or a reawakening of humanity. But to bring love and passion back into existence will also threaten the powers of the world with the revolution and anarchy that had nearly destroyed them previously.

After happening upon a journal through strange circumstance, Rom's world is shattered. He learns that humanity long ago ceased to "live," that it exists today in a living death of emotions. In a terrible risk, Rom exposes himself to the vial of blood folded into the old leather of the journal. His change is fearful and fraught with mind-bending emotion. A once-pious observer of the Order's passionless statues, he is filled with uncontrollable impulses. He is filled with love.

He is undone, terrified, and alone in the desolate world.

Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Center Street (September 13, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1599953544
ISBN-13: 978-1599953540
Shipping Weight: 0.5 ounces

TED DEKKER is a New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels with a total of more than 5 million books in print. He is known for thrillers that combine adrenaline-laced plots with incredible confrontations between good and evil.

TOSCA LEE left her position working with Fortune 500 Companies as a Senior Consultant for the Gallup Organization to pursue her first love: writing. She is the critically-acclaimed author of Demon and Havah and is best known for her humanizing portraits of maligned characters. She makes her home in the Midwest.

This book Forbidden by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee is one of the best books I’ve read of Ted’s. It is another series that will be as good if not better than the Circle series. I’m so glad that there will be more books with these characters, because they become a part of your life, when you read this fantastic book.
It would be hard to imagine a world without love, peace and joy, but in this world they only feel fear. The people in this book are called living corpses, because they don’t feel anything other than fear. They just do the same things over and over without feeling just, because it needs doing. Then Rom is handed a vial of blood that promises life. Will he drink it and expose himself to new life, new feelings? How about his family and friends? Will it be worth it in the end? To find out all of the answers read Forbidden, you will be glad you did.
There is lots of action and adventure; you won’t be able to stop reading. If I read a book and can’t wait for the next one I know it’s a winning story, as this one is.
You will also read about love, passion, joy, great heartache and that comes from a book that is about people with only the feeling of fear. So you will be missing something if you don’t read it.
I highly recommend this book Forbidden. I will be keeping my copy and love it. I got this as an ebook. The only thing I didn’t like about the ebook is that a lot of the words were all together in one line. No space between the words. That has nothing to do with the book, just thought I would mention it. This book will receive a 5 star rating.

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I received my free copy from Center Street/HachetteBookGroup, for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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