Tag: Mental Illness

Bladesmith: Blade of Secrets by Tricia Levenseller

Bladesmith: Blade of Secrets by Tricia Levenseller

A teenage blacksmith with social anxiety is forced to go on the run to protect the world from the most powerful magical sword she’s ever made. Eighteen-year-old Ziva prefers metal to people. She spends her days tucked away in her forge, safe from society and the anxiety it causes her, using her magical gift to craft unique weapons imbued with power. Then Ziva receives a […]

May 4, 2021 / 0 Comments
The Girl at the Hanging Tree by Mary Gray

The Girl at the Hanging Tree by Mary Gray

Gemma Louise Coldiron has two personalities. One is herself—easygoing, curious, and travel-hungry. The other is a dictatorial other half named Tansy, who only lets Gemma come out of their Victorian mansion to do the shopping every two weeks. Gemma also has amnesia, and Tansy’s too busy painting macabre art to be forthcoming about their past. The town speaks to Gemma about a “Mr. Hardin,” and […]

October 6, 2020 / 0 Comments
Shattered Within by Sara Fitzgerald

Shattered Within by Sara Fitzgerald

Katherine Michaels is suicidal. She had never been happier, but now her world is crashing down around her and she finds herself in the hospital alone and terrified, not only for herself, but for her unborn child. Brant Michaels is chasing his dream job with the help of his boss’s attractive daughter, Elizabeth. Brant’s shocked to learn his wife has been taken to the hospital […]

September 23, 2020 / 1 Comment
Memorable by Laurisa White Reyes

Memorable by Laurisa White Reyes

16-year-old Ryan Rojas would do anything to please his dad, including give up what he loves most: music. But the pressure of living up to his parents’ expectations is too much to bear. After getting suspended for doing drugs on campus, Ryan is determined to prove himself and get back into school—no matter the cost. Like Ryan, Penny Tate has also put her dreams on […]

November 16, 2019 / 0 Comments
Paul, Big, and Small by David Glen Robb

Paul, Big, and Small by David Glen Robb

Paul Adams has always been short, but he’s an excellent rock climber. And his small size means he can hide from the bullies that prowl the halls of his high school. Top on his list of “People to Avoid” are Conor, from his Language Arts class, Hunter, who hangs around the climbing gym, and Lily Small, who happens to be the tallest girl in school. […]

October 2, 2019 / 0 Comments
Waiting for Fitz by Spencer Hyde

Waiting for Fitz by Spencer Hyde

Addie loves nothing more than curling up on the couch with her dog, Duck, and watching The Great British Baking Show with her mom. It’s one of the few things that can help her relax when her OCD kicks into overdrive. She counts everything. All the time. She can’t stop. Rituals and rhythms. It’s exhausting. When Fitz was diagnosed with schizophrenia, he named the voices […]

March 5, 2019 / 0 Comments
Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin

Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin

When twelve-year-old Della Kelly finds her mother furiously digging black seeds from a watermelon in the middle of the night and talking to people who aren’t there, Della worries that it’s happening again—that the sickness that put her mama in the hospital four years ago is back. That her mama is going to be hospitalized for months like she was last time. With her daddy […]

July 6, 2018 / 0 Comments
Through the Glass by Erica Kiefer

Through the Glass by Erica Kiefer

Is discovering your past worth shattering your future? Still reeling from the discovery of her twin sister, Olivia struggles to face her mother’s betrayal. As Olivia and her friends seek to unravel the dark mystery of how and why the twins were separated, tensions escalate when Emma runs into her sister’s ex—who assumes she’s Olivia. When honesty is abandoned for more secrets and lies, the […]

April 7, 2018 / 0 Comments
Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West

Love, Life, and the List by Kasie West

What do you do when you’ve fallen for your best friend? Seventeen-year-old Abby Turner’s summer isn’t going the way she’d planned. She has a not-so-secret but definitely unrequited crush on her best friend, Cooper. She hasn’t been able to manage her mother’s growing issues with anxiety. And now she’s been rejected from an art show because her work “has no heart.” So when she gets […]

December 27, 2017 / 0 Comments
The Second Window by Erica Kiefer

The Second Window by Erica Kiefer

Betrayal hides in what you don’t see. As her senior year flies by on cruise control, seventeen-year-old Olivia Cole yearns for excitement—something her upscale private school no longer provides. Her job as a grocery store bagger isn’t much help… until the day she has a bizarre exchange with the cagey town recluse. When the woman abruptly surrenders to the police, Olivia feels compelled to dig […]

December 12, 2017 / 0 Comments