Insanity by Lauren Hammond

16 Oct

ImageTitle: Insanity

Author: Lauren Hammond

Publisher: S.B. Addison Books

Published: May 2012

Pages: 190

Adelaide Carmichael and Damien Allen couldn’t be more opposite.

Adelaide’s mother abandoned her when she was ten years old, leaving her to be raised by her abusive and alcoholic father.

Damien on the other hand came from a wealthy family, was a local celebrity, and seemed to have a bright future ahead of him.

Despite their differences, Adelaide and Damien were young, wild, and fiercely in love.

And they had a plan.

They were going to run away.

Be together forever.

And their plan was set in motion, until tragedy struck and for some reason, Adelaide wound up in The Oakhill Institution for the insane.

Adelaide has no idea what she did to wind up at Oakhill, but she knows one thing for sure…

She wants out.

And after Damien follows her there to aid her in escaping, Adelaide slowly begins putting together the pieces of her memory that are missing.

And it doesn’t take Adelaide long to figure out that sometimes…

That one true love never dies.

My Rating: 4 stars

My Thoughts:

Huh…well…that was weird…but I liked it! Insanity definitely was a little insane. The whole thing was filled with twists and turns and it took me a little while to figure out what was going on! Still, I loved it because it was anything but predictable!

Adelaide, “Addy,” has been checked into the Oakhill Insane Asylum and she has no idea why. In her life before the asylum, Addy met Damien and they fall unconditionally in love. The love between the two of them was so strong that Damien promised Addy that he would follow her wherever she went in life and so, by a twisted turn of events, they both end up at the asylum.

I loved both Addy and Damien! She was so sad and fragile but strong and brave at the same time and he was so sweet and caring towards Addy. Lauren Hammond did an amazing job at making their love so incredibly real, beautiful, and believable. I also loved Addy’s doctor, Dr. Watson, and her roommate, Aurora. Dr. Watson was certainly confusing at times and at first I really didn’t know what to think of him but in the end I loved him! Aurora was the fun character. She was crazy but not in the literal insane sense. She definitely brought some humor to this eerie book!

This book was anything but boring! The whole time you think to yourself why is Addy in this place?? I mean she seems so normal and in her right mind. But in this book, things are definitely never as they seem. I was constantly trying to figure out what was going on and when I thought I had it figured out…I didn’t. Who is the good guy?? Who is the bad guy?? Who’s crazy and who isn’t?? When I finally started putting the pieces together I was like WHAT?!? Through all the plot twists and turns there is definitely a whole lot of heartbreak and confusion and in the end this was certainly an enigma of a book, in a good way!

If you like a whole lot of romance and mystery and plot shockers then read this book!!


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