- File Size: 2192 KB
- Print Length: 227 pages
- Publisher: S.B. Addison Books (May 6, 2012)
- Publication Date: May 6, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008173I62
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,615 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Insanity (The Asylum Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Insanity is about Adelaide. She had a terrible home life with a father who was abusive. She seemed to live on pins and needles waiting for him to snap. She came off as being so frail and broken. It was so sad to see a young girl that broken.
Then Adelaide meets Damien. He is far from the type of boy Adelaide thinks would even pay attention to her. He's beautiful, rich, popular...but for some reason he refuses to let Adelaide go. She isn't sure what to do but, over time, they build a connection she begins to depend on. Damien keeps her afloat and gives her something to look forward to. They sneak out together and even though she knows it's dangerous, Adelaide can't seem to stop.
They make a plan to run away together but when the times comes something terrible happens and Adelaide wakes up in a mental hospital. I had at least 100 theories on what happened. Was Damien a bad guy? Did she kill her father? Did she just snap and run away? What the heck happened?! I ended up being soooo wrong. I would have never guessed what really happened in a million years and that's one of the reasons why I LOVED the book so much. It's rare to find a mystery that really keeps the reader guessing.
Once Adelaide is in the asylum she realizes she truly has no idea what brought her there or if they ever plan to let her go. She can't remember the night with Damien or what could have happened to him afterwards. I won't go into more details than that because I don't want to spoil it but wow, this book really takes a lot of turns!
I truly felt my heart break for Adelaide throughout this story.Read more ›
I've read so many books and after awhile they sort of blend together but this one definitely stands out.
One thing I really loved was the way the story is told. There are "Before" and "After" chapters. The "Before" chapters take place when Addy is 17 and she falls for Damien. They give great insight into their relationship and also Addy's relationship with her abusive father. The "After" chapters are when Addy is in her early 20s in the asylum (in the 50s). Hammond weaves the two seamlessly as you piece together Addy's story. It's seriously brilliant.
*Sigh. Like I said before, I was really excited for this book because I saw so many amazing reviews on goodreads, so I was like 'Okay, the book sounds pretty awesome!'. But, it wasn't that awesome to me. First off, I was confused throughout pretty much the entire book and when I say confused, I mean, 'every other page I stop and stare with a WTF look written on my face'. Like seriously, the book was just confusing, but I would continue to read on hoping that my confusion would be cleared up. But no, it just got MORE confusing, page after freaking page.
Next, is the characters. I can't say that I don't like Adelaide, but she was the reason I was so confused. The book was weird, let me tell you. I figured that out from the flipping back and forth between the past and the present. But anyways, I think I liked Adelaide's character, but the girl took me on a roller coaster ride throughout the entire book. And you do sympathize with her because of the situation she had with her abusive father. Now, reading about that suck and totally felt sorry for her. Then there was Damien's character. The 'past' romance between the two was too cheesy for me. The romance was just too lovey dovey, with a my love this and you are my heart that. Major blah!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing. This is so beautifully written and twisting and twisted, I honestly can't wait to read the sequel and then the next onePublished 1 month ago by Kathleen Deaver
Good book, I was surprised at the end of the book. I have recently had an obsession about insane asylums. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bonnie
Ended horribly and that is all I am going to say about that. Too dark for mePublished 3 months ago by Karla Sue Douglas
I have no idea...really no idea what the heck is going on here!
This is the story of Adelaide or "Addy" and she is in an asylum...or is she? Read more
I really like this one. I immediately went on to book two. Its a twisty plot that left my mouth hanging open a few times wondering what the heck was going on.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Blah. Blah blah blah blah blah did not interest me. Too much before and after. Knew ending after a few chaptersPublished 7 months ago by Ronald A Jansen
This book had great potential. A good story line, good characters and a good plot that the reader knows there is more than meets the eye. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a really good book for younger adults, however, the story was one that really touched me on a lot of different levels. Read morePublished 9 months ago by P. Ward