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Forgetting the Lost (Daughters)

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This had a great overall concept and enjoyed reading this, it had a great concept and thought it worked as a novella. It had a great supernatural feel to it and I enjoyed how well the characters were. J. Martain wrote this perfectly and can’t wait for more.

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I actually really enjoyed the way J. Martain, wrote the book, reminded me a lot of an author that I enjoyed in the past Eli Wilde, this book is quite similar, fans of Eli Wilde will find a gem here, but not as dense in disturbing details, let me explain, Eli wilde books are very dark, with good writing, in here you have dark theme but since is not full on the details many things will pass around in the story without being shoved in our faces, and with good writing so its really a big plus.

I got very interested in reading the following book on the series, daughters of men, if you liked the book cruel from Eli Wilde I believe you will like this one very much.

Thank you Netgalley and BooksGoSocial for the free ARC and this is my honest opinion.

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I'm a bit confused about this novella. Not exactly sure what was going on.
3 stars
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to read this ARC

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The prose was very good but the storyline fell a little short and was confusing. I would appreciate more if the characters and plot were clear and made sense rather than being ambiguous. It was an okay read, although mediocre overall.

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“What I do know to be true is that people can be missing even when they’re right in front of you.”

“Forgetting the Lost (Daughters)” by J. Martain is about six-year-old Madeline. Madeline knows she is unlovable and strange, but she meets a fallen angel and her life changes. It is a prequel to Daughters of Men or a standalone.

It’s a poetic book and I ended up liking Timothy a lot. It’s a good novella story but novella don’t usually vibe with me as much. Maybe I would have liked the story better if it wasn’t a novella. How the parents and teachers treat the children in the book is awful. I gave the book a 2 out of 5 stars.

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This is good book that had compelling characters. It was t like what I usually read but I got through it and would consider something else from the author again.

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Forgetting The Lost (Daughters) by J. Martain is a novella that will keep readers thinking about it long after the final page.

The best way I can think of to describe Forgetting The Lost (Daughters) is mixture of realism with bouts of the uncanny.

It would be easy to pick Lucy as a favorite character or six-year-old Madeline Galloway. But my favorite character is her brother Timothy. He is and isn't a huge part if the plot. It is easy to feel sorry for Madeline, but I also felt sorry for the life that Timmy was forced (by parental expectation) to lead. Those expectations placed on a child at a young age can alter the course of their lives - readers see this play out in the book.

This may be novella length, but there is a ton of story packed into these pages.

This book can be read as a standalone, or as a prequel to the soon-to-be-published Daughters of Men.

I rate Forgetting The Lost (Daughters) as 4 out of 5 Stars ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book.

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On a positive note, the author writes beautifully. She has a lovely, descriptive flowing prose that is almost like poetry. However, this book is listed as fantasy/sci-fi, which is why I chose to read it. I didn’t find it to fall under that genre. It read more like Christian Fiction to me, which is not what I was looking for. I also found the story a bit confusing. Just not for me, but the author is an extremely talented writer. Thank you for the opportunity to read!

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