Monday, October 26, 2015

Review for Don't Forget To Breathe


Blurb:
Sixteen-year-old Leocadia arrives home from school to find her mom’s bloody body. Unaware that the killer still lingers, she rushes to her mother’s side, only to be grabbed from behind and then everything fades to black.

After a year of retrograde amnesia and battling personal demons, Leo’s dreams are getting worse—she’s starting to remember. More bodies are discovered and they seem to be oddly linked to her mom’s unsolved homicide.

When Leo allows her friend, Henry to drag her into the haunted Lucien Mansion, misty ghosts appear, ghosts that just might lead to her mother’s murderer.

Will Leo let her memories threaten her into a relapse or, will she fight to find her mother’s killer – only to become his next victim?
 

My review:
The unsolved mystery of her mother's murder has weighed heavily upon Leocadia. She's had a rough year and is trying to find some answers, but things take a dark turn as the anniversary of that terrible night approaches. Leo can't remember what happened after finding her mom's body, but little bits are coming back in dreams and through strange supernatural happenings. Everyone is a suspect, even Leo herself. Yet she must unravel this mystery before it consumes her and she becomes the next victim.

This story had me suspicious of everyone, including the narrator herself, Leo. I do love trying to figure out who's the villain and what exactly happened. There are lots of shadows cast over the characters and tons of red herrings. I did guess who did it, but the bigger mystery was why. It was a lot of fun pulling back layer after layer to get to the big ending.

Leo's a teenage girl who's not just grieving for the loss of her mother, but being the one who found her murdered and possibly knowing who the killer is. Yet she has amnesia, and because of that, her biggest obstacle is herself. Her friend Henry is a loose cannon and she has the hots for a jock with the reputation of a player. To add on top of it all, her father has taken to drinking to drown his own pain.

A fantastic YA thriller with a touch of the supernatural.
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How far would you go to protect your family?

A peculiar metamorphosis has taken shape since the final days. And the planet is in the throes of healing.

Fulvio McTullan leads his family and a band of misfits to form a new settlement, far from Tallas and it’s nefarious Elites. Their journey takes them into uncharted territories where strange creatures are lurking. It’s a battle of survival, not only from the creatures, but the mutated earth as well.

Meanwhile, Pomfrey Addler, an oppressive Elite squashes the insurrection in Tallas. Suddenly, citizens begin to vanish in the middle of the night and his daughter, Paniess is hell bent on revenge.

Fraught with mishaps, Fulvio finally locates the perfect place to settle. They begin to rebuild until they receive a call. A call which will lure them back into the clutches of Tallas.

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14 comments:

  1. Don't Forget to Breathe is very high on my TBR list. I hope to get to it soon.

    Also, I love Cathrina's new cover. ^_^

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  2. This sounds like a really gripping mystery. Glad you liked it.

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  3. Both covers are gorgeous! The stories sound intriguing too. It's always interesting to see how a writer handles a character with amnesia.

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  4. I LOVE both her covers! Great review of Don't Forget to Breathe, too. Cathrina's writing just pulls you in and doesn't let you go 'til the end.

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  5. WOW!!!! Thank you for the phenomenal Review, Christine!!! I'm so glad you liked it!!!! And thank you for hosting my new book, Snow on Cinders!!!!

    I'd like to thank everyone for their very nice comments too!!!!!

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  6. That's a really cool premise. I love a good mystery, especially one so dark. Will definitely check this out.

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  7. Sounds like a great book and spooky enough for a Halloween read.

    Susan Says

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  8. Cathrina's covers are so, so beautiful. I can't wait to read the stories behind them.

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  9. Making the narrator suspect is clever.

    Snow on Cinders has such a pretty cover.

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  10. These both sound like great books. I love the cover for Snow on Cinders too.

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  11. Beautiful covers, gosh I hope my new ones are half as good!
    Great review, can't wait to read this one, and the next!

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  12. Can't beat a good mystery! And Cathrina's covers are indeed gorgeous.

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  13. the book covers alone are SICK! LOVE THEM

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