White Walls by Lauren Hammond

16 Oct

ImageTitle: White Walls

Author: Lauren Hammond

Publisher: S.B. Addison Books

Published: June 2012

Pages: 147

Adelaide Carmichael knows that she’s lost her mind.

She’s aware that she’s being sent to The Oakhill Institution, but she’s been told that she’s being sent there to get better. She’s been told that the staff is there to help.

And it doesn’t take Adelaide long to discover that she was very, very wrong about The Oakhill Institution. Patients roam the halls like zombies. Electric currents vibrate through the plaster walls. Patients are fed sedatives like mashed potatoes and now Adelaide knows one thing for sure, she wants out.

And she’ll do whatever she can to escape.

My Rating: 4 stars

My Thoughts:

What great sequel! Because this book actually took place before Insanity, a lot of gaps were filled in and a lot of things made more sense, or at least as much sense as these books can make…

Adelaide is suffering from an unthinkable tragedy: her father killed her beloved Damien, in front of her eyes. They had their whole lives planned and it was all taken away in a heartbeat. Adelaide doesn’t know how to cope and so she is sent to the Oakhill Asylum. Once there, her and her roommate, Aurora plan en escape but only Adelaide makes it out.

Dr. Elijah Watson is a stunningly handsome doctor that treats Adelaide when she winds up at his hospital. He has a horrible past just like her and so the two being to have feeling for each other right from the start. The love between them is beautiful and pure. It’s definitely different from the love between Adelaide and Damien but Elijah and Adelaide find comfort in each other because of their similar pasts.

I loved that you got to know Elijah so much better in this book because for most of Insanity his character is a bit of a mystery. In this book you get to see how sweet and caring he was to Adelaide and how he quickly feel in love with her. I didn’t really like the Damien in this book, which is sad because I loved him in the first book. Adelaide’s hallucination of him is a mean spirited version. It heartbreaking to see how she interacts with this new Damien that doesn’t treat her the way the real loving one did. : ( Oh well, Elijah makes up for it!!

One thing about this book is it was too short! I could have kept reading and reading about Adelaide and Elijah for quite a bit more time! 

If you were a fan of Insanity, then you will love this sequel!


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