Today I am part of the blog tour for Call Me Crazy! I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this amazing book and I am going to share my review with you today! And don’t forget to scroll down for the tour wide giveaway!
I got a copy in exchange for an honest review
Blurb from Goodreads: “I’m looking out from inside the chaos. It must be a one-way mirror because no one seems to be able to see back inside to where I am. The looks on their faces, the judgment in their eyes, tells me everything I need to know. The most frustrating part about the whole messed up situation is that even though I’m the one that they stare at in shock, I am just as shocked as they are. I know no more than they do of why I lose control. What they don’t know is that I am more scared of myself than they could ever be.” ~ Tally Baker After a devastating turn of events, seventeen year old Tally Baker is admitted to Mercy Psychiatric Facility where she is diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. She has come to a place where she honestly believes that her life is over. Her mind tells her that she will never smile or laugh again, that she will never be normal again. It is in this unlikely place that she meets two people, different in every way, yet both critical to helping her realize that she has so much more living to do. Candy, a cantankerous sixty year old Mercy Psychiatric patient, is hell bent on driving everyone as crazy as she is. Candy shows Tally that, regardless of her diagnosis, the ability to push on and live her life to the fullest is her choice and hers alone. In the midst of Tally’s oftentimes humorous, sometimes heart-wrenching, escapades with Candy, a new patient is admitted to Mercy—a Native American woman named Lolotea. Along with this new patient comes a daily visitor, her son, Trey Swift. At first glance, it is obvious to Tally that he is incredibly handsome and unbelievably caring. But what she learns through her second glance, and many thereafter, is that there is much more to Trey than he ever lets on. It is during these daily visits that Trey and Tally build a friendship far deeper than either of them truly realize. With Trey, Tally feels for the first time since being admitted that someone is looking at her as a person and not as a disease. Trey begins to make it clear that he wants more than friendship, but she knows that she can never give him more. How can she, when she won’t even give him the truth? Tally doesn’t tell Trey that she is a patient at Mercy, and she doesn’t ever plan to. Her plans go up in flames when she finds out that Trey is a new student at her school, the school where her brokenness was found out in the floor of the girl’s bathroom in a pool of her own blood.
I got a copy in exchange for an honest review.
I was so glad I got an ARC of this book. I have read the first 4 books of the Grey Wolves series by this author, but this book is so different. This isn’t a book about the supernatural, but about a girl who has Bipolar Disorder. Also the writing style is different and I think I might even like it more than the Grey Wolves series. I started this book this afternoon and almost did nothing else till I finished this book.
This book was really good and as soon as I started I wanted to keep reading. It is such a good book and it is also a very emotional book. The story is really good and it is fast paced, although the blurb sounds like this is going to be a depressing and sad book, it wasn’t like that at all. There where also lots of happy moments and small victories. This book also reminded me of that difficult period of being a young adult and struggling with all those emotions.
There are two scenes at the end that I didnt like, but besides that this was a very enjoyable and emotional book. I really enjoyed reading it. It adresses some painfull and difficult subject, but there are also happy moments. This book is certainly worth the read.
The characters are very real and likeable. Tally is a great character and I loved her strenght. Also she also has her weak moments and needs the help of others. Candy is one of my favourite characters of this book, she is an old lady who loves doing misschievous things and tries to make everyone even more crazy. She really is a great characters and I loved all her weird quirks, like calling everyone with a nickname. Trey also is an awesome character, he is strong and caring. Although I did think he had too much of a temper and there is one instance when he uses violence to solve something, which was a scene I didn’t like. But beside that scene I really liked him and he is so good for Tally. Tally also has a friend called Natalie, but I would’ve liked getting to know her more. She was very understanding, but lots of times I was wondering how she dealt with things and I would’ve liked getting to know her better.
To conclude: I really liked this book, although there were two scenes towards the end that I didn’t like. The characters are great, especially Tally, Trey and Candy.I finished this book mostly in one sitting and it really has that keep-reading-feel. This really is a great book!
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Quinn lives in beautiful NW Arkansas with her husband, son, Doberman and cat (who thinks she is a ninja in disguise). She is beyond thankful that she has been blessed to be able to write full time and hopes the readers know how much all of their support means to her. Some of her hobbies include reading, exercising, crochet, and spending time with family and friends. She gives all credit of her success to God because he gave her the creative spirit and vivid imagination it takes to write.
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There is a tour wide Giveaway! This giveaway is for anyone, 1st place winner will receive an e-Book of Call Me Crazy and 2nd place winner will receive e-Book of written by Quinn Loftis (winner’s choice. Enter below for a chance to win!
What a great review, and I think its cool that this was different then the author’s work you usually love and that you liked it even more! I haven’t read a book with an MC with bi-polar so I am curious.
Yeah I was really surprised at the switch of genre, but Call me Crazy was really good. I hope she decides to write more contemporary books.