BOOK CLUB CHAT WILL BE AT THIS LINK! 10:00 EST
This post is for the Forbidden Book Club! The following contains spoilers for anyone who hasn't read through chapter 15 of Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma. The comments have started getting interesting, and I can't wait to hear what everyone says in the live chat tonight at 10:00 EST, here on the blog! Things are definitely getting interesting. I've added a summary below, with some of my thoughts italicized and bold.
"...otherwise I'll fall apart. I'm going to fall apart. I'm falling apart."
Maya has her date and Lochan is left at home obsessing about it and what they're doing. He finally accepts the fact that he doesn't want anyone touching Maya, and decides he's gone crazy. When she comes home, he freaks out, she tells him nothing happened and making out commences. Normally when I'm reading a romance, I can feel the excitement in my chest. I love it. But when Lochan and Maya kiss, it was painful to read. I felt like I was going to cry. I honestly don't know what to feel, I'm so conflicted.
They finally think of the children and realize they'll be taken away if anyone ever finds out what they've done, and they have to stop.
I find it interesting how she could never think of Kit in that way. That it would be disgusting. But with Lochan it's different because he's never felt like a brother. "Together we've brought up Kit, Tiffin, and Willa. We've shared a burden inexplicable to the outside world. We've been there for each other--as friends, as partners."
Months pass without real explanation and I wonder how they moved past that night and are living together never talking about it. They decide to try going out with other people so they can move on and forget about each other, but when they try to execute this plan, they both back out. Maya jumps/falls/faints down the stairs. Is it just me or is she a little manipulative? Do you think I'm reading more into this than what was intended? It seems like she keep manipulating situations so that she can get what she wants.
They once again give into temptation and decide they will be together somehow, and that there's nothing wrong with it, it's only people's closed mindedness that's a problem. Things get very hot and heavy. I have to be honest, I go back and forth about how I feel about this, but reading this just creeps me out, and makes me feel gross. I either can't think of them as brother and sister, or I do, and feel repulsed by the idea. Is that because I have a brother? Because I have a son and daughter that are 19 months apart? Because of society? Because there's something in our instincts that makes us feel this way (because it's better for our species' survival that we aren't attracted to our siblings)? I don't know. Of course I still find the whole thing heart-wrenching and compelling. Plus I change my mind every other day. I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
Make sure you come back tonight (Monday 12/19) for our live chat! And you can always search the hashtag #ForbiddenBookClub for people's tweets about the book!