Forbidden by Syrie James & Ryan M. James



She should not exist.

He should not love her.

Claire Brennan has been attending Emerson Academy for two years now (the longest she and her mom have remained anywhere) and she’s desperate to stay put for the rest of high school. So there’s no way she’s going to tell her mom about the psychic visions she’s been having or the creepy warnings that she’s in danger.

Alec MacKenzie is fed up with his duties to watch and, when necessary, eliminate the descendants of his angelic forefathers. He chose Emerson as the ideal hiding place where he could be normal for once. He hadn’t factored Claire into his plans. . . .

Their love is forbidden, going against everything Alec has been taught to believe. But when the reason behind Claire’s unusual powers is revealed and the threat to her life becomes clear, how far will Alec go to protect her?


I don't really have a strong opinion of this book one way or the other. I found it just eh and it was kind of forgettable. Just everything about it. The characters: Claire - she was okay. Nothing special. She wasn't really stupid (though she did have a few eye rolling moments), but she seemed like a nice person. Alec - I kind of liked him. He seemed nice as well and I liked his kind of shy awkwardness he had. The bff's - they were alright. They seemed to support Claire in whatever, though it was a little strange how they kept trying to shove her together with Neil when she was heartbroken. Like instantly they were just like get with him!! And I couldn't figure out why. It was very strange. Especially since he ignored Claire for two years. It was only once she could sing that he would even acknowledge her.  Neil - maybe he will play a bigger part if there is a next book? Maybe there is something going on with him? He didn't seem to have much of a personality, but all the girls thought he was dreamy so...I don't know why everyone liked him so much.

The story itself was...just okay. I found the parts where it was revealed what was going on and you learn all the info about angels and such to be quite boring. I skimmed those parts as they put me to sleep. Other than that it was alright. It is really hard to find anything to say about the book really.

Rating: ★ ★


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