Welcome to our stop on the Reqiuem Red tour for Brynn Chapman. This tour is hosted by Month9Books and Chapter by Chapter.
Author: Brynn Chapman
Reading Level: Young Adult
Released: April 5 2016
Review Source: Month9Books, LLC
A monster roams the halls of Soothing Hills Asylum. Three girls dead. 29 is endowed with the curse…or gift of perception. She hears messages in music, sees lyrics in paintings. And the corn. A lifetime asylum resident, the orchestral corn music is the only constant in her life.
Mason, a new, kind orderly, sees 29 as a woman, not a lunatic. And as his belief in her grows, so does her self- confidence. That perhaps she might escape, might see the outside world.
But the monster has other plans. The missing girls share one common thread...each was twenty-nine's cell mate.
Will she be next?
Jane - or Twenty Nine as the Asylum workers and patients know her to be - only wants a regular life. One outside of the asylum walls. Jules - a girl who wants desperately to be her own woman while pleasing her father at the same time. Two girls wanting to desperately change their life's path.
I really enjoyed this book. Because it was based in an asylum it really reminded me of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest which is honestly one of my favorite books ever. And so I really liked that aspect of it. For some reason when a book or film is set in an asylum it makes it infinitely better for me. It also sets the stage for a creepy tale - such as one with a monster killing all of Jane's roommates!
This book not only had the thriller aspect to it but there was also a mystery. For some reason Jane and Jules both have some weird things that go on with their mind. Not saying that they're crazy but just that they each have interesting things that happen. When stressed out or in a situation they would rather not be in, which leads readers to go - but wait....
There's also many characters that we follow - and many different stories that are going on. So you're attention is basically with every single character within this story. And because of that I really enjoyed it - although at times you really just want to be with one character rather than with multiple characters. But it was still enjoyable.
Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Brynn Chapman is the daughter of two teachers. Her writing reflects her passions: science, history and love—not necessarily in that order. In real life, the geek gene runs strong in her family, as does the Asperger’s syndrome. Her writing reflects her experience as a pediatric therapist and her interactions with society’s downtrodden. In fiction, she’s a strong believer in underdogs and happily-ever-afters. She also writes non-fiction and lectures on the subjects of autism and sensory integration and is a medical contributor to online journal The Age of Autism.
She also writes under the pseudonym R.R. Smythe .
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