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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

{Book Review} Insanity by Susan Vaught

by Susan Vaught
Publisher:Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Released:February 18th 2014 by
Genre:Fiction-YA: Paranormal
How I got it: NetGalley

Never, Kentucky is not your average scenic small town. It is a crossways, a place where the dead and the living can find no peace. Not that Forest, an 18-year-old foster kid who works the graveyard shift at Lincoln Hospital, knew this when she applied for the job. Lincoln is a huge state mental institution, a good place for Forest to make some money to pay for college. But along with hundreds of very unstable patients, it also has underground tunnels, bell towers that ring unexpectedly, and a closet that holds more than just donated clothing....When the dead husband of one of Forest's patients makes an appearance late one night, seemingly accompanied by an agent of the Devil, Forest loses all sense of reality and all sense of time. Terrified, she knows she has a part to play, and when she does so, she finds a heritage that she never expected.

With her deep knowledge of mental illness and mental institutions, Susan Vaught brings readers a fascinating and completely creepy new book intertwining the stories of three young people who find themselves haunted beyond imagining in the depths of Lincoln Hospital.

Review: I found this book to be interesting yet somewhat confusing. There were a lot of time jumps that really bugged me. It felt like the plot was being shoved along to get where it was going instead of just rolling with flow. I liked Forest and Levi, as well as the rest of this unlikely group. Each having their own tie to Lincoln and their own mini story which drew them into the main plot line.
The paranormal aspect seemed to be a bit all over with nothing really set in stone. While I found the book interesting on one level on another I really just wanted it over. There was to much going on and constantly something attacking or happening, I would have liked a little breathing room. Then there was the weird romance between Levi and forest. you could tell something was going on, but it wasn't in your face.
over all it was a bit hit or miss for me.


  1. I'd requested this from NetGalley and didn't get it - think I'm glad I didn't now!

    1. When I requested it I thought it was going to be a lot different.


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