The Lonely by Tara Brown
The Lonely #1
The truth is subjective to what the lonely lets in.
Emalyn Spicer has lived with it for a long time. She thinks it goes back further than her memories do. She knows it goes back further than the OCD.
When she arrives at college, her OCD’s and the lonely refuse to let her have her wish to be normal.
When she meets Sebastian and starts to fall for him, she lets herself believe it’s possible to outrun the things chasing her from the past. But how to you get away from the things inside of you? How do you run from yourself?
Just as she gives up and succumbs to the lonely, the unthinkable happens. She finds herself once again trapped in the dark, once again held against her will.
This time she meets the lonely head on. In the darkest corners of her mind, she discovers there is more to her world than she ever imagined. She discovers that the lonely was there for her, protecting her from herself and her secrets.
How far would you go to find yourself?
This is a dark and captivating novel, tread lightly
The Lonely is book #1 in The Lonely Series and the first book I have read by this author.
I enjoy the darker side of romance; I’m not what I would call a squeamish reader.
THIS BOOK IS FUCKED UP!!!!!
This story made me all kinds of uncomfortable; by 40% in I was honestly on the verge of declaring it a DNF.
My book nerd friend warned me that this book was a major mind fuck, but I just wasn’t expecting it to be so harsh.
This is incredibly hard to explain my strong feelings without revealing spoilers so please just bear with me.
The start of this book had me intrigued, I don’t think I necessarily loved the book but I was reading quick and really interested to see where this broken girl and odd plot was going to go.
The calls and texts made me a bit uneasy and I was totally rooting for team Sebastian.
And then BAM! The shit hits the fan and I’m thrown straight into fuckedupville and god I just wasn’t expecting this.
This book went from suspenseful music to darth vader dark in the blink of an eye and my reading comfort zone just got completely trampled on.
What I don’t understand is why she forgives them, how is she able to move on from that??? I just don’t understand!!
If that kind of thing were to happen in any other book they would seek revenge and vindication and I don’t understand why that wasn’t her reaction.
And not just that but seriously MEDICAL MALPRACTICE!!!!!!
This was not a book for me at all!!
I wish I hadn’t read it, I’m angry and agitated and soooo freaking uncomfortable I hate this!
It’s difficult to rate a book purely because it was too fucked up for my tastes, and others may feel that I’ve been unfair but for me The Lonely gets 2 stars.