Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
 In the unforgiving Mesopotamian desert where Jayden’s tribe lives, betrothal celebrations abound, and tonight it is Jayden’s turn to be honored. But while this union with Horeb, the son of her tribe’s leader, will bring a life of riches and restore her family’s position within the tribe, it will come at the price of Jayden’s heart.

Then a shadowy boy from the Southern Lands appears. Handsome and mysterious, Kadesh fills Jayden’s heart with a passion she never knew possible. But with Horeb’s increasingly violent threats haunting Jayden’s every move, she knows she must find a way to escape—or die trying.

With a forbidden romance blossoming in her heart and her family’s survival on the line, Jayden must embark on a deadly journey to save the ones she loves—and find a true love for herself.

Set against the brilliant backdrop of the sprawling desert, the story of Jayden and Kadesh will leave readers absolutely breathless as they defy the odds and risk it all to be together.

Forbidden by Kimberley Griffiths Little

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Forbidden(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
16-year-old Jayden lives in the desert with her tribe in the year 1759. She’s preparing to be betrothed to her cousin Horeb, even though she hates him and doesn’t want to marry him, when tragedy strikes and her family is ripped in two.
When Jayden then comes across a hansom stranger (Kadesh), she begins to develop feelings for him, knowing that to break her betrothal to Horeb will bring shame on her family.
Can Jayden find a way to be with Kadesh? And will her family ever be whole again?

This was an okay story, but it did have its dull moments.

Jayden was an okay character, but she really didn’t have much luck. I felt really sorry for her and the trials that she went through, and I just wanted her to finally be safe and happy, but instead things just got worse and worse.

The storyline was okay, but there was quite a slow start, and I did get a bit bored of the desert and camels. There were quite a few twists in this book, which certainly added a bit of excitement, but unfortunately for Jayden, every time I thought things were finally looking up for her, they took a turn for the worst! It really was heart-breaking the things that happened in this book.

There was some romance, but that didn’t work out particularly well for Jayden either (poor girl).
The ending was also not good for poor Jayden, and I found the way we just seemed to abandon her to not be particularly hopeful. I really hope that there is a sequel in the works for this book, as I’d really like Jayden to get a happy ending!
Overall; okay historical romance story,
6.5 out of 10


  1. I think I'll be passing on this one. :-) Thanks for the honest review.

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

  2. This is my next read. I hope I like it more than you did :(