Friday, 26 September 2014

Review - Bleed Like Me by C. Desir

Title: Bleed Like Me
Author: C. Desir
Pages: 288
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: 7th October 2014

Blurb from Goodreads:

Seventeen-year-old Amelia Gannon (just "Gannon" to her friends) is invisible to almost everyone in her life. To her parents, to her teachers-even her best friend, who is more interested in bumming cigarettes than bonding. Some days the only way Gannon knows she is real is by carving bloody lines into the flesh of her stomach.
Then she meets Michael Brooks, and for the first time, she feels like she is being seen to the core of her being. Obnoxious, controlling, damaged, and addictive, he inserts himself into her life until all her scars are exposed. Each moment together is a passionate, painful relief.

But as the relationship deepens, Gannon starts to feel as if she's standing at the foot of a dam about to burst. She's given up everything and everyone in her life for him, but somehow nothing is enough for Brooks-until he poses the ultimate test.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Simon Pulse and Edelweiss*

2.5/5 stars

Amelia Gannon - aka Gannon - has felt invisible ever since her parents adopted three young boys from the streets of Guatemala. 
She cuts herself as a way of relieving the stress of everyday life. 
She meets Michael Brooks - aka Brooks - a new guy at her school with blue hair who, rumour has it, has spent time in juvie. 
Brooks is possessive, controlling and Gannon can't get enough of him.

I have mixed feelings about this book.
I enjoyed the first part and I felt for Gannon. While I understood why she was cutting, as we got to see her feelings, I found it sad that she replaced that addiction with another - Brooks. 
I also felt a bit sorry for Gannon's parents who had no control over the boys they had adopted.
I did not like Brooks at all. He had issues and dragged Gannon into them. He was too possesive and controlling.
I lost interest during the second part of the book, maybe because I knew what was coming. Gannon also started to annoy me.

Overall while this was an emotional read I lost interest.