Thursday, August 1, 2013

Shattered Castles Series by E.M. Tippets

Love in Darkness by E. M. Tippets
3 1/2 stars
Love in Darkness is the second book in the Shattered Castles series.  I have not read the first book in this series, but do own a copy and plan to go back and read it.  This book gives a glimpse into the life of a young adult male with schizophrenia. 

I was expecting a run of the mill romance from this book, but go so much more.  Alex is a guy who has schizophrenia, and is so in love with a girl that he will do anything for her; even remove himself from her life to keep from hurting her.  Madison really knows what true love is and is willing to stick by Alex’s side during the worst time of his life.  Can this romance work if Alex is constantly pushing her away?

Alex is no stranger to the disease; taking care of his schizophrenic mother most of his life has given him great insight into this inherited disease and the inner workings of mental hospitals.  He is also of the Mormon religion and has strong faith. 

This story is written in Alex’s POV and gives the reader good insight into the thought’s of the mentally ill.  From trying to figure out who will be your power of attorney to your family and friend’s reactions to mental illness this story has an extreme emotional impact on the audience. 

The characters are well thought out and the disease and reactions are realistic and believable.  This story was rather deep and dark compared to what I usually read, but liked it nonetheless.  I would have, however, liked more romance.


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