Okay, I wrote that paragraph a couple of hours ago. As of now, I finished reading and I'm stunned. I'm so absolutely happy (about as happy as after reading Eden) that I read such a brilliant book. All this waiting was worth it.
Everything was perfect! The emotions, the lyrical writing.... but the ending. I thought I could handle the ending. That it couldn't be that bad, right? But it was. It was awful and just hit me. Reality. I'll give you a hint, it's what happen in Delirium. I'm just....devastated. okay this is all going to have to wait till I get calmed down enough to write a coherent review ^_^
Meanwhile, read this summary:
Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they have stepped in for their alcoholic, wayward mother to take care of their three younger siblings. As defacto parents to the little ones, Lochan and Maya have had to grow up fast. And the stress of their lives—and the way they understand each other so completely—has also also brought them closer than two siblings would ordinarily be. So close, in fact, that they have fallen in love. Their clandestine romance quickly blooms into deep, desperate love. They know their relationship is wrong and cannot possibly continue. And yet, they cannot stop what feels so incredibly right. As the novel careens toward an explosive and shocking finale, only one thing is certain: a love this devastating has no happy ending.Here are links:
Borders: Forbidden (click on the cover to read the first 2 chapters)
Excerpt from Tabitha Suzuma's website (scroll down a little)
Book Depository (great discount! 41% off!)