Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Shelf Control: Bleed Like Me

This is a feature from Bookshelf Fantasies

In this feature, you're supposed to discuss a book that you want to read that you already own. Once again I've decided to take part in this feature because I've got a lot of books to read! I think I'll be making lots of Shelf Control posts from now on because it's a fun way to show off my books and hear my followers' thoughts on the books!

Shelves final

My pick this week is Bleed Like Me by Christa Desir


From the author of Fault Line comes an edgy and heartbreaking novel about two self-destructive teens in a Sid and Nancy-like romance full of passion, chaos, and dyed hair.

Seventeen-year-old Amelia Gannon (just "Gannon" to her friends) is invisible to almost everyone in her life. To her parents, to her teachers-even her best friend, who is more interested in bumming cigarettes than bonding. Some days the only way Gannon knows she is real is by carving bloody lines into the flesh of her stomach.

Then she meets Michael Brooks, and for the first time, she feels like she is being seen to the core of her being. Obnoxious, controlling, damaged, and addictive, he inserts himself into her life until all her scars are exposed. Each moment together is a passionate, painful relief.

But as the relationship deepens, Gannon starts to feel as if she's standing at the foot of a dam about to burst. She's given up everything and everyone in her life for him, but somehow nothing is enough for Brooks-until he poses the ultimate test.

Bleed Like Me is a piercing, intimate portrayal of the danger of a love so obsessive it becomes its own biggest threat.

(Synopsis from Goodreads)

How I got it:

I got it for $1.50 at the dollar store, believe it or not.

When I got it:

I picked this up a few weeks ago.

Why I want to read it:

While I prefer paranormal romances, it's nice to take a break from vampires and demons every once in a while. Contemporary novels are perfect for this, and this one looks unique and different from other YA contemporaries such as summer romances and books dealing with things like illness. 

Have you read Bleed Like Me? What did you think? Feel free to comment below!