Genre: Depression & Mental Illness

Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin

Posted June 26, 2014 by Brin in Reviews / 1 Comment
Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin

Tabula Rasa is the debut novel from Kristen Lippert-Martin, an exciting science fiction/dystopian tale described as a cross between The Bourne Identity and Divergent. This description certainly caught my attention and I was really excited to read this. Was it a flawless read? No. Did it deliver on its promises? Not entirely. Still, I thought it was a strong debut and I am definitely interested in reading the next entry in what looks […]

Don’t Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala

Posted August 21, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Don’t Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala

Don’t Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala is a very intense novel. It is about a girl called Joy Delamere who runs away from home to escape the confines of an abusive relationship. Joy’s life has always been sheltered and protected. Growing up with a severe form of asthma, her health scares have made her parents very protective of her. Her older brother was always her support but now that he […]

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

Posted August 7, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

I bough Pushing the Limits awhile ago and have kept meaning to read it but other things just kept getting in the way. I am sorry it took me so long to get to this as I was really quite blown away by the story. This novel is told in dual first-person narrative from the perspectives of two very different teens. Echo Emerson, former popular girl turned social outcast, is a girl […]

Suicide Watch by Kelley York

Posted August 7, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 2 Comments
Suicide Watch by Kelley York

Is it possible to feel depressed and uplifted at the same time? I love books that make me feel and Suicide Watch hit me in the feels – hard. I was very impressed by Kelley York’s debut novel Hushed but I loved Suicide Watch even more if that is possible. The characters broke my heart into teeny, tiny pieces but now it is time to try and put it all back together again to try and […]

Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

Posted August 7, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

Wow. This is my first Brenna Yovanoff book. I will definitely be reading the rest of her books based on the strength of Paper Valentine. The writing was excellent and I really loved the story and the main characters. Paper Valentine is a story about loss first and foremost. The main character Hannah has recently lost her best friend Lillian, who essentially starved herself to death. Hannah is not really […]