Author: Leanna Ellis
Release Date: August 1, 2011
I received this book for review from Sourcebooks.
Summary: Hannah Schmidt pines for Jacob, the boy who saved her life. But Jacob is gone, buried. Levi Fisher loves Hannah. But he knows how much Hannah loved his brother Jacob. He also knows the troubling event that took Jacob out of their lives.
So when a stranger named Akiva comes into their community, he carries with him two secrets: he is, in fact, Jacob. And he is now a vampire.
When secrets are revealed, Hannah must choose between light and dark, between the one she has always loved and the new possibility of love-a decision that will decide the fate of her soul.
Thoughts: Even though Jacob is long gone, Hannah still loves him. Yearns for him everyday. When a stranger, Akiva arrives he carries secrets with him that will change everything. As Hannah learns who Akiva is, she must make a choice - one that will decided her fate.
Not a book I would normally read. This is the first book I've read where the lead characters were Amish. Being a vampire fan, reading the description peaked my interested. I had to see how this was gonna work out for Hannah. I found the whole story to be an enjoyable one, quite different then other vampire novels. I loved the good vs. evil pull to the story. Forsaken has a wonderfully gothic feel to it. Filled with everyday life of the Amish, but suspenseful as well. Hannah's story definitely takes a different turn, that is fresh and new. If you are looking for a different type of vampire story, you might want to give this book a go.
Score: 3 Stars
Author Website: http://www.leannaellis.com/
Other Titles by Leanna Ellis:
Elvis Takes a Back Seat
Lookin' Back, Texas
Once in a Blue Moon