Update – December 2018

Update – December 2018

Well folks, I’m back! It’s almost the end of the year and I’ve got to say, I’m glad to see this year be over. Between being hospitalized and suicidal, to having to make some big life choices, I can honestly say that I’m ready for 2019 and all it has to offer. It’s a new …

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Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy, Frost Bite, Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise, Spirit Bound, Last Sacrifice) Rating: Genre: YA Fantasy Content: Vampires, Elemental Magic, War Favorite of the series: Shadow Kiss   Synopsis: Rose Hathaway has been on the run with her best friend, Lissa, for the last year. She is a dhampir, …

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November Warrior – Mohammed

November Warrior – Mohammed

Welcome to my next Warrior of the Month post! This month focuses on art and the role is plays for those with mental illness. My Warrior this month, Mohammed, is a great photographer and poet. He has a way of making you look differently at the world. Here’s his story; Visual arts, what does that …

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Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver Rating: Genre: YA Literature Content: Societal issues   Synopsis: Sam is your typical high school popular girl. Close group of friends, good home life, and happily naïve to the world around her. One day, after a party, her and her friends get into a car accident and she dies. …

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October – Addiction & Mental Illness

October – Addiction & Mental Illness

October Mental Health Discussion Addiction & Mental Health Sometimes it’s hard to understand. How can someone be an addict? How can you put a substance above anything and everything? The answer is tricky; It’s not so black and white. It’s never a matter of a substance being more important than something else or someone else. …

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me, Unravel Me, Ignite Me, Restore Me) Rating: Genre: YA Fantasy Content: Post-apocalyptic, Superhumans Favorite of the series: Ignite Me   Synopsis: Juliette has a touch that is fatal – anyone she makes physical contact with, dies. The Reestablishment has plans to break her out of the insane …

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Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush Hush Series by Becca Fitzpatrick (Hush Hush, Crescendo, Silence, Finale) Rating: Genre: YA Supernatural Content: Fallen Angels, Nephilim, War Favorite in the series: Crescendo   Synopsis: Nora is an average teenage girl who excels in school and hangs out with her best friend in her free time. Her world was turned upside down when …

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September – Self Care

September – Self Care

September Mental Health Discussion Self Care & The Shaming That Comes With It Welcome to our September mental health discussion! This month, I decided to focus on self care and the shaming that can come along with it. For someone suffering with mental illness, putting yourself first is extremely important. How can you take care …

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black Rating: Genre: YA Fantasy Content: Faeries, War   Synopsis: When Jude was 7 years old, her parents were murdered in front of her and her siblings and they were taken to the High Court of Faerie to live with their killer. Ten years later, Jude is doing her best …

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