Thursday, January 16, 2014

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Psycho Inside Me

Title: Psycho Inside Me
Author: Bonnie R. Paulson
Release Date: November 30 2013
Publisher: Captiva Publishing
Purchase: Amazon


I killed my first victim at thirteen years old – my age, not his. He was going to rape me, him and a couple of his friends. And so, I killed him. And then… I killed again. And again.
At seventeen, I’m killing four to six times a year – maybe more. Don’t stress out. I only go after the pedophiles and rapists. There are more out there than I could cover in a lifetime.
Saying I did this on my own would be selfish. Enforcing justice holds a glory all its own. But now, my lifelong friend and backup, Deegan, has been arrested. I have to decide if I want to give myself up and take his place or leave him with all the damning evidence. I don’t want to stop killing. But if I let him take the fall, I can’t kill anymore. And I need to keep doing that.
But the worst part of it all? I love him.

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My review:


Three stars.

Being a fan of the show Dexter, when I saw that Psycho Inside me was about a teenage girl who killed those who "deserve" it, I couldn't resist taking the chance to read it for myself.

First of all, the cover is gorgeous. I know you're not supposed to judge a book by its artwork but... Look at it. I'd definitely pick this up off a shelf if I saw it. Wouldn't you?

And then of course there's the story itself, which held my attention from the beginning. There's a creepy feel to this book, in the best way possible, that lets the reader wonder what lurch forward the book is going to take next. It's also a pretty quick, short read that spans through a large chunk of time (ages 13-17). I also related to the main character, despite the fact that she's a killer. I was hooked onto her story, and kept wanting to know what happened next.

This book contains adult themes like murder and rape, and young readers should be aware of that. Despite the book having such serious themes take place, I found that the speech and writing at times felt a bit juvenile. I'm not really sure who the best age group for this book is.

That being said, I enjoyed this read, and I'd definitely check it out if you're a fan of thriller and murder with a sprinkling of teen angst and romance.

About the Author:

There are people who know a lot about a little, we’ll call them experts. Then there are people, like Bonnie, who don’t specialize, but rather gather information like pebbles in their pockets and drop them like Hansel & Gretel in the stories they write.
The question is, do you want to follow them back?
Certified as a Radiologic Technologist, Bonnie prefers a touch of medical in her storylines. Don’t be surprised if romance somehow runs through a hospital or comes in contact with a paramedic. It’s just how she rolls. And you know there's nothing more romantic than an 18 gauge needle poking your vein!
She and her Hubs delight in dirt biking, snowboarding, fishing, cooking, eating, spending time together and more with their adorable children.

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