Addicted by Krys Fenner is a dark, YA Contemporary involving heavy trigger warnings.
*This book contains triggers for sexual assault, abuse, and trauma*
“Sixteen-year-old Bella Kynaston has been the victim of a brutal rape, by someone she can only describe as ‘the scar-faced man.’ With little recollection of what happened, she must somehow rebuild her life. Being the person she once was proves more difficult than she imagined.
To complicate matters, Bella has just met Jeremiah Detrone, the new guy in school. He’s attractive, funny, and smart. All things she’s ever wanted in a boyfriend. Too bad she’s conflicted over so many unexpected emotions. Without realizing it, she falls down a rabbit hole and begins walking a dangerous line between addiction and self-preservation.
As Bella works together with the police to bring her attackers to justice, will she be able to see it through to the end? And even if she does, will it only bring her more pain and misery? Or will she find an anchor in Jeremiah and figure out how to move forward?”
Like you read above, this is a DARK book.
And the author doesn’t take long for us to see this. Within the first few chapters, we are thrown into a traumatizing situation for the main character. From that moment on, we follow as she replays those horrifying moments over and over, causing her to question her life and those around her.
Even though this is a harder book to read (and should not be read by those who are easily triggered), it was such a captivating and suspenseful story. Addiction also played a central part to her PTSD suffering.
There are a lot of POVs in this book to help piece everything together, but I wasn’t a fan of how this book ended. I have many questions that haven’t even been touched yet in this series. It will be interesting to see them take part in future books.
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. With all the complexity, the plot felt like it was jumpy and unfinished. But in the end, it was still a really interesting yet heartbreaking story.
Published: 5 October 2017
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
How I Read It: eARC from Xpresso Book Tours
*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.*
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