Alters (Lola, Party of Eight Series) (Volume 1) Paperback – March 21, 2016
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- Publisher : Limitless Publishing, LLC (March 21, 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 212 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1680585533
- ISBN-13 : 978-1680585537
- Item Weight : 8.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.53 x 8 inches
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#11,753,905 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #54,996 in Psychological Fiction (Books)
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Top reviews from the United States
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1st please no one kill me for giving the phenomenal Erin Lee 4 stars. I will explain at the end.
Erin took on a very tough topic to write about. Lola suffers from M.P.D now called D.I.D which is still something those strictly studying this disorder know little about in comparison to most other mental illnesses. Be prepared to pay attention when reading the story of Lola and her 7 Alters.
The story is told through the eyes of 8 "people" that alone is hard enough for an author to figure out how to do and do well; yet Erin pulled it off.
Alters is a gripping, emotional story that will leave you with all sorts of feelings. It will make you laugh, cry, and get angry. Sometimes even wonder if you could have your own alter. She does an amazing job explaining how the Alters want to do things, disagree, where they "live, hang out and sleep, I loved the idea of Tim & Frogs man caves". All things awesome about the story.
But for me, it felt at times there was some head hopping making it difficult to know if it was Lola or one of the Alters doing to the talking.
The story also time hops and again, for me, was a little confusing especially when an Alter would talk of an incident that occurred prior to their "birth".
It's also told in first person - times 8 to be exact, which I think may have made it even harder to comprehend some of what is taking place. However stick with it - it absolutely becomes easier to follow and will leave you on the edge of your seat waiting for Host (book 2)
I had a really hard time with my decision and this woman can write anything and make it great. I have a set criteria for how I review - which may sound odd to people. With this particular story I was having trouble between reviewing as someone working in the field of psychology or a reader. I chose to review by my reader status.
From the beginning, I could already feel the confusion one might experience when hearing various voices talking all at once inside the head. This made for very rich reading. Erin Lee really nailed writing this mental affliction with perfection!
I enjoyed learning each alter's story and how they came to be. Each one was very vocal and their individual personalities really came through in their words. It must really be something to have so many different people all sharing one body, especially two males within a female.
I wanted to know more about Lola's past and what was in those letters that Maria disposed of when she was in charge. I kept feeling as if there was more to the story and I worried that Lola would discover it at a most inopportune time.
The ending left me feeling happy for Lola's achievements, but also with a sense of unease since I knew what the alters were really doing.
I am eager to read the next installment of Lola's story.
I felt myself as a reader really connecting with Lola or Host. I liked some of her alters and didn't really care for some of them. They translated as actually people guiding Lola, instead of just voices in her head. I think Erin Lee did an AMAZING job of being sensitive and true to the subject of DID or MPD. This story felt a little bit relatable then the more famous books about the same subject - like Sybil. I was able to really get inside of Lola's head and really connect with her and her alters.
I am so looking forward to reading the next book in this series. The way Erin Lee ended this book - you have to keep reading to find out what happens with Lola and the rest of the gang. I HIGHLY recommend this book. Not only is it a great read, but it also takes the reader on a fantastic trip into the ever changing and evolving human mind. You get to literally take a peek into someone's head and see what makes them tick. I was left with a lot of questions, but I have a feeling that I will get all the answers and more in the following books in the series.
AMAZING JOB Erin Lee on getting me hooked on another one of your stories!!
Top reviews from other countries
I read it in 7 hours its about 70,000 words. That is how much I loved it. The story of Lola and her 7 alters was highly interesting and so immersive at times I actually felt sorry for them. It is I thought quite funny in places. It’s like being with a group of kids all fighting for attention; all moaning about each other and their lives.
The book is written so that every personality gets to ‘talk’ and that was a tad hard to get my head around for the first couple of chapters but once the situation became clear (and my grey cells caught up) I was hooked.
Each Alter has its own quirks and its own flaws. There are some unanswered questions which are killing me. But in know this is book 1 in a 3 part series, so I will have to hang on for book two. Because this is a continuing story the ending will make you want the next book. By the end of the book I felt like I had always known Lola and wanted her to succeed and be free.
The author is brilliant at writing books that feel real. I think this is due to her day job. ( Read her bio at the bottom of this review to find out more.) Which I find hold my attention from start to finish with ease.
Book 2 cannot come fast enough!