Tag: sociology – abuse

The Red Sheet by Mia Kerick

Posted February 26, 2014 by Brin in Reviews / 3 Comments
The Red Sheet by Mia Kerick

The Red Sheet by Mia Kerick was a thoroughly engrossing read. I would go as far to say it is my favourite book that she has written so far (and that is high praise since I really adored Intervention and Not Broken, Just Bent). This is the story of high school jock Bryan Dennison. Bryan is not a nice lad. He is a bit of a bully in fact. He […]

Update 04/10/13

Posted October 4, 2013 by Brin in Updates / 1 Comment
Update 04/10/13

I have been somewhat MIA the last 2 weeks (had a lot going on in my personal life) plus I have become somewhat addicted to the In the Company of Shadows (ICOS) series. This is a four-part m/m series written by Santino (Sonny) Hassell and Ais Nym. It is currently a free read (details can be found below) and is something of a colossal  undertaking as every entry is absolutely […]

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 […]

Counterfeit Son by Elaine Marie Alphin

Posted August 7, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 0 Comments
Counterfeit Son by Elaine Marie Alphin

Counterfeit Son is a really hard book to rate and review. It is a very dark story and the subject matter is deeply disturbing. I cannot say I enjoyed reading it but I was definitely riveted. It was very short so I ended up reading it in a single sitting but given the topic at hand it worked better as it was direct and to the point with no filler at […]

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 […]