by Kimberly Kinrade
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Published: November 21,2012
Length: 1525 KB
Genre:YA Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
This special edition omnibus includes the entire Forbidden Trilogy---Forbidden Mind, Forbidden Fire and Forbidden Life, as well as extensive bonus content. Meet the author in an in-depth Q&A, get to know your favorite characters better, enjoy never-before-revealed interlude scenes and so much more.
49% of Americans believe their government officials are honest. I don't know these officials, or their 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.
-Winner of 2011 Forward National Literature Award -
"She escaped, but she'll never be free."
"Time held no meaning as my mind darted in and out of memories. Past and present collided to create a full-sensory collage out of my life: playing hide-n-seek with my best friends Luke--who always cheated by walking through walls when he was about to be caught--and Lucy; Mr. Caldrin critiquing my sketches and offering ideas to make them more realistic; targets changing faces, blending into the same person, their thoughts rippling through my mind like waves. Through it all, a demon stalked me from the shadows of my memories, never quite showing its face, but crouching, waiting. And then I dreamed...."
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?
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.
"A thrilling, dark and deeply romantic read." ~Refracted Light Young Adult Book Reviews
"The plot is very ALIAS and DARK ANGEL-like with X-MEN as its backdrop (awesome combo!)." ~Sour Skittles Book Blog
The Forbidden Trilogy Omnibus Edition contains the three originally separate books: Forbidden Mind, Forbidden Fire & Forbidden Life. In this special omnibus edition, they are combined into one book along with tons of fabulous extra content at the end. I loved Kimberly's thorough Q & A regarding the series, what inspired it and where it goes from here. Each character was profiled in these super cool top secret files as well as actual character interviews which I just love. It even shares some of the upcoming plans for the entire Forbidden realm. A serious page turner, you are going to want to drink up each and every drop of information!
Forbidden Mind (Book 1)
Forbidden Mind (Book 1)
Raised in a school colloquially known as Rent-a-Kid and trained to be spies for rich clients, Sam and Drake as well as all the kids there have special paranormal talents (Think of Prof. Xavier's school in X-Men). Sam can read minds and as is normal, working for the clients since she was 12. About to turn 18 (when she can supposedly given her freedom), she returns back to the facility for one final job. This is when she meets Drake. Drake has been slower to find his power but upon meeting Sam, it's as if a dam is broken and the blinds have been opened. Suddenly they are questioning everything about their lives and falling madly, passionately in love. Together they will find a way to be free.
The action is non-stop and the directions Kimberly takes the story will amaze and shock you and leave you begging for more.
Forbidden Fire (Book Two)
Forbidden Fire (Book Two)
Sam and Drake may well have escaped but their friends have not nor are Sam and Drake safe - they are being heavily pursued by a man dressed in black. As they run for their very lives, Sam is trying to deal with the ethical side of her powers...how much is too much. The more time they spend together, their relationship continues to grow and progress as well, adding more challenges and mixed emotions. Luke and Lucy are twin friends that they left behind, trying to figure out their place in this entire craziness, including a way out. There is more pulse-pounding action to be had through out the book. If possible, this is an even better book than the first.
Forbidden Life (Book Three)
Forbidden Life (Book Three)
In the third installment of this exciting and much anticipated story, we meet additional characters including Hunter. At this point, the kids are in full blown rebellion mode and have no intention of stopping, no matter what the cost. In the midst of all of the action, Drake loses his powers and disappears, leaving Sam all alone to give birth to their child. The ISI is working with the kids, trying to take down the creators of Rent-a-Kid and this is where Hunter comes in. He and Luke and Lucy work together, starting off a romance between Hunter and Lucy. Will it have time to grow? What will happen to Sam and the baby and where is Drake? The author keeps up the pace, the action and the creative storyline right through the end. The talent she shows in this series makes you wonder what is to come. This series and author are keepers with a capital K!
5 Stars and then some!!
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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