• HarperTeen
  • ISBN: 978-0-06-202789-4





Claire Brennan has spent her entire life wondering who her father is, and why her paranoid, "hippie" mom insists on moving every year or two. Who—or what—are they running from? Desperate to stay put at the high school she loves, Claire hides the fact that she's started getting psychic visions that seem to predict the future—especially when the visions take a darker turn, warning Claire that her own life is in danger.

Alec MacKenzie is a handsome, angelic watcher with incredible powers, who chose Emerson Academy as the ideal hiding place where he could escape his exhausting duties and just be normal for once. He hadn't planned on falling deeply in love with Claire, whose secret heritage makes their relationship—and her very existence—forbidden.

When the reason behind Claire's unusual powers is revealed and the threat to her life becomes clear, how much will they risk to stay together? How far will Alec go to protect her?


"Young adults who enjoyed the TWILIGHT series will be intrigued with what I hope will be a new series. A YA paranormal fantasy gem! I loved it!" —Book Reader's Heaven

"A YA novel that hits all the right notes... the plot and storyline are great, and the characters strong... If you enjoy angels, 'forbidden' romance and dashing heroes, then this should be added to your TBR." —USA TODAY

"Enthralling! Hands down the most fascinating book I have read in quite a while. Simply magic!" —Luxury Reading

"A must read. My top 24 of all time favorite books." —Jean Book Nerd

"Fantastically written, paced, and developed. My students are just going to eat it up! 5 stars." —Miss Remmer's Reviews

"I didn't want this book to end... Suspenseful, surprising and a fantastic read... I recommend it for everyone. 5/5." —The Sagacity Quest

"A spectacular new Young Adult writing team!Full of intrigue, romance and humor...[and] very much about trust, discovery, and love... This may be written for Young Adults, however, might I also suggest, for the young at heart?" —Austenprose

"A THRILLING RIDE... the romance is so powerful... All age groups will find themselves absolutely attached to this incredible novel! 5 stars." —Feathered Quill

"Quite effective paranormal suspene and intense-but-quixotic high-school romance... Genre addicts will enjoy it." —Kirkus Reviews

"An addictive read. It isn't like the other angel paranormal books out there. This will make you want more more more." —Beneath the Cover

"If you love paranormal stories dealing with angels, Forbidden is one for your wish list. If you love romance, here is a great romance story! ... Adults would enjoy it." —Into The Hall of Books

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"5 out of 5 stars. Filled with teenage drama, scary but charming villains, friendships tested, paranormal powers, and romance."
—Ms. Martin Teaches Media

"5 stars! … Like the first time, I devoured it again in one sitting and cherished the tandem of Alec and Claire … I felt like I was watching a movie with superb scriptwriting ... I was so invested and just kept turning the page. Now I am biting my nails in anticipation on what comes next." —NightlyReading

"I read Forbidden and Embolden in three days. Absolutely loved them both! I love Syrie James so as soon as I saw her name I had to read it. Thank you for a great story. 4 stars!" —Bloom Magic