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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Featured Indie Book: Mental (Justice Serai)

Mental (Justice Serai)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Contemporary YA Romance Novel Mental by Justice Serai.

Mental is about a teenage girl with schizophrenia. She's been in a psychiatric facility for several months now and feels herself fading away. She meets another patient who inspires her to continue to fight and live, and teaches her never to give up hope. A realistic look at mental illness and falling in love through the eyes of a vulnerable, but insightful, girl.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 218 pages - released in March 2015.

About the Book

Hope is an illusion meant to convince the broken to keep on living. That’s me. Broken.

My father pays heaps of money for doctors at the Norfolk Psychiatric Center to fix me. I’ve spent six months of my prime teenage years at this residential facility – a place for teenagers who’ve gone mental.

That’s me. Mental.

Just when I begin to feel myself fade away, a boy with a wolfish smile and mischievous eyes reels me in. Julian is broken too, but he believes in me enough for the both of us. Through him, I begin to experience this thing called hope. Doctors can’t fix me, my parents can’t either, but maybe it’s not me who needs fixing.

After all, mental is only a state of mind. It all depends on who’s doing the thinking.

Mental (Justice Serai)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Mental was a gut wrenching, head spinning, extremely hard read for me because a lot of Lucy's issues hit home in a way that brought up a lot of thoughts that I have tried to suppress. But any book and author that can wring those emotions out of me is an extraordinary one. I would recommend this book to anyone [...] Justice does a fantastic job at portraying the realism of what goes on in the mind of someone with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and paranoia. She also shows how, no matter how much those on the outside get frustrated having to deal with it, the person going down that rabbit hole hates it the worst." - Janine Gardner

- [...] The descriptions were very vivid and it was very easy, as a reader, to become invested in the outcome of the story. I love Justice Serai's style and voice, so maybe I'm a little biased, but if I love it, I'm sure others do too. I would highly recommend this book to YA lovers." - Lina Sacher

- "[...] I really enjoyed this book and it did something unexpected.. it made me closer to my fiance because I understand his mind more now. This really was a good book and you find your heart going out to Lucy in more ways than one." - Synn (Amazon)

- "This is a fabulous book! I really enjoyed how accurate the thoughts and delusions were written. As a professional, I know that this disorder is often portrayed inaccurately. However, Ms. Sarai takes a very serious topic and expands on it with respect and sincerity. I would recommend this book to anyone!" - M. Neely

About the Author

Author Justice Serai
Author Justice Serai
Justice Serai: If her name weren't enough to doom her to nerdville, her love of all things dark and weird would.

Inspired by stories of hope and perseverance throughout history, in her own life, and in the lives of people she knows, she strive to write authentic YA fiction for the oddball in all of us.

She wants to make people think deeply, feel wholly, and laugh and cry, just as she has.

She's no stranger to tricky topics such as LGBTQ issues, adoption, disabilities, and mental illness, and she hopes you come to love her characters as much as she does.

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