Forbidden by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee (The Books of Mortals #1)

Published June 17, 2013 by bookbesties

Forbidden (The Books of Mortals, #1)

Ok imagine a world where there is  no hate? No crime? World peace? No famine?  Sounds too good to be true right? I mean when I heard about it I was like sure!  But what they did not tell you is that there is only ONE emotion FEAR! Now I was thinking about some of the great horror movies about fear but just to only have that one emotion. HMMMNNNNNNNN, just not sure I could give up my laughter!

This brings us to this book. Forbidden (The Books of Mortals 1)

Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee takes us to a world that is in total world peace! Really, world peace? Not buying it. We all know there is something shady going on in order for some world peace. I am just saying! Well  we find that in this world there is only one emotion! Fear! I mean if I feared everything I could see how there is world peace.

So now that we all got over the world peace idea. I am still trying to find out what the big secret is that got us to this so-called world peace!  Everyone has been told about the CHAOS age when emotions run wild and wars  lead to the massive final WAR. Now everyone is born without any emotions except fear! Still not buying it. But I go along! We find Rom who is just minding his own business when he comes across an old man who recognizes him from his father. The old man tells him he knew his father before he passed away and wanted to give him something since he knew he could trust him. What, trust him? I am not sure about this guy! Well we find the old man is actually on the run from the law and they catch up with him after he gives Rom a vial and tells him to hold on to it since it’s the truth .  The old man ( A Keeper, one who keeps the governments secrets ) gives the vial to Rom and then Rom witnesses the old man being murdered. Without  thinking Rom runs away from the guards and now finds himself  number one wanted man in all the world. What is in this vial that is so important? Rom realizes the vial is blood but not just any blood. This vial of blood  has a  piece of cryptic writing  will bring back all the emotions that have been stripped from humanity. Not knowing what it does he taste the blood and his EYES are opened to the truth. Rom is now the first person to have emotions other than fear. He is not even a Vampire and he is Drinking Blood Really? ) 

 

Now realizing that the maker did not remove the emotions from the world but the government did and they are behind the world only having one emotion. The vial only has enough for 5 people. Rom chooses his friends to bring back to life. Now he finds himself on a mission to over throw the government and trying to bring the world back to life with his friends. Rom must find another keeper  since they seem to know everything about what happened and how to help out with his current situation. Now Rom is not the only one who has found out about the emotions and the vial!  Some of the government and Men in power have tasted the blood and instead of focusing on Love they focus of  hatred, greed and lust and power! They will do everything in their power to make sure the keepers are kept silent and that world stays in its current state .Rom with his trusted friends find another sovereign who was born but put in the shadows since he was deformed but it looks as if this boy has all his emotions? How is this possible? Can they  awaken humanity to the transforming power of true life and love?

Now the chase is on! Rom has is now being hunted and now has emotions! Imagine the first time you laughed, first time you cried, first time you felt angry!

Well he has all of these emotions slapping him in the face and he has got to run! Rom figures he can’t be the only one in the world with emotions and he shares the blood with some of his friends. Each one handles the overflow of emotions differently. Well while Rom and his friends are getting accustomed to their new emotions we find the government people who already knew about the vile and want it back! One of the government officials has already taken the blood and has come across his new love for RAGE! Since the death of the first keeper  all the other keepers are put in jail by him. This guy is all about keeping his world the way it is. If the people of world find out that they are actually walking  zombies with no emotions this could ruin everything! ( Told you to good to be true) So it is soooooo ON! Rom and his crew got to find away to overthrow the government and let the world know about love and other emotions.  While trying to stay alive and bring on a new ruler to govern the world! Phew!

Boy was I enticed by this book. Dekker and Lee had me mesmerized in the idea of walking non emotion people. They were like zombies and did not even know it. I loved the in dept view we got when they took the blood (the cure) for the first time. I wish I could go back in time and remember the first time I felt love!  I found myself having a hard time putting this book down I was yearning for the next chapter after I finished one.I am definitely interested in this book series and can’t wait to see what these two authors have for me in the next installment of this series.

 4 out of 5 stars

Editor-Josh

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