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Insanity (The Asylum Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition

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Length: 227 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • 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
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Addy doesn't believe she belongs in an insane asylum. Her memories of her true love who's followed her there sustain her, but she can't remember what happened to put her in the asylum. She insists she shouldn't be there, but does she?. As she pieces together her forgotten memories with the help of a handsome doctor, we begin to think maybe she truly is insane. Soon, Addy and her true love are sneaking hot trysts in closets, and before long, they come up with a plan to break Addy out of the asylum. Ms. Hammond weaves the past and the present together so seamlessly, bringing the reader to a conclusion that is unexpected and is insanely good!
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Sometimes I like going into a book really not knowing what to expect. When I first started this book I had no idea where it would take me but wow, it was a total adventure!

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.
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I loved the twists and turns this book took me through, and cannot wait for the next one to come out so i find out what happens next.
I've read so many books and after awhile they sort of blend together but this one definitely stands out.
Highly recommend!
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A love story set in an insane asylum? It doesn't get more awesome than that. Addy claims she shouldn't be in the asylum, but the reader can tell that's not exactly true. She's trying to piece together her lost memories with the help of Dr. Watson, who seems to really care for Addy. But Addy's not all the concerned with recovering. All she wants it to run away with Damien, the love of her life. He's all she can think about and their stolen moments in the asylum are what she lives for. But things aren't what they seem. I mean, when your narrator is in an asylum, you have to question everything. I'm not giving spoilers because this book is seriously awesome with the twists and turns Hammond throws at you. And once you have that OMG moment, you can see how Hammond has been leading you to it so subtly that it's genius.

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.
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I recently found out about this book through goodreads and was really excited to read it. I saw some pretty great reviews on there, which made me want to read it even more. For some reason, I just really wanted to get this book! I loved the cover :) And when I saw it was only $0.99 on amazon, I instantly bought it. But, this book fell flat for me, really flat. I was so disappointed with this book, I don't even know where to begin. But keep in mind the book wasn't all bad though, I mean the majority of it was bad, but I'll get to all that.

*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!
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