Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Insanity by Lauren Hammond
Adelaide Carmichael and Damien Allen couldn't have been 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 together. To live and love each other freely without restraints. 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 missing memory.
And it doesn't take Adelaide long to figure out that sometimes...That one true love never dies.
I'll be doing a full review on this next Tuesday over at YA Bound, but let me say this was crazy good! It's New Adult because Addy is in her early twenties when she's in the mental institution, but there are just as many scenes from when she was seventeen, so the book really appeals to both adults and teens.
The romance is amazing, and the narration is told in such a great format that helps the reader piece together Addy's memories. It switches back and forth between before the mental institution and during the mental institution. And seriously, it's done so well. I couldn't put it down.
Just for fun:
What would you do if you found yourself in a mental institution with very few memories of your past and no understanding of why you're in the asylum?
(Add Insanity on Goodreads or check it out on Amazon.)