I deserve to be locked up for how long it has taken me to write this review – especially considering that Lydia recommended me as a reviewer… but, now that I am reviewing it, can I just say how phenomenal this story is!! With some similar themes to Lydia’s first book The Taste of Blue Light, Colour Me In is a YA book focused on male mental health that blew. my. mind.
I received this book from Hodder in return for an honest review.
This book contains discussions of mental health issues such as depression & feelings of suicide throughout,
as well as scenes of a sexual nature.
It seems only logical that one of my first posts of 2018 is one that gives a shout-out to all of my favourite reads of 2017; when I first decided I was going to do this post I thought I would only include 10 books, but as it turns out there are 20 books that I just have to put on this list. Despite probably being able to comfortably say which books are my top 3 reads of the year, I’ve decided to list the books in order of author names just so I don’t get stressed out trying to decide where each would go on a chronological list of enjoyment.
Today is a pretty good day for book releases; there are three books releasing today that I’ve already read & reviewed & they’re all quite different from each other which is exciting.
The Taste of Blue Light sucked me in straight away & I was totally enthralled in the book right until the last word; the mental illness representation in this book was incredible & Lydia Ruffles deserves an award for it. This book is really educational & I want everyone to read it.
I was sent an eARC of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review.
Trigger Warning: this book contains discussion of mental illness & trauma in great detail.
Some minor spoilers.