This is my Tour Stop for Psycho Inside Me by Bonnie R. Paulson this tour is help by Itching for books
SynopsisI killed my first victim at thirteen years old – my age, not his. He was going to rape me, him and a couple of his friends. And so, I killed him. And then… I killed again. And again.At seventeen, I’m killing four to six times a year – maybe more. Don’t stress out. I only go after the paedophiles and rapists. There are more out there than I could cover in a lifetime.Saying I did this on my own would be selfish. Enforcing justice holds a glory all its own. But now, my lifelong friend and backup, Deegan, has been arrested. I have to decide if I want to give myself up and take his place or leave him with all the damning evidence. I don’t want to stop killing. But if I let him take the fall, I can’t kill anymore. And I need to keep doing that.But the worst part of it all? I love him.
I received a free copy and that in no way has changed my option on the book.
I wouldn’t’ recommend Psycho Inside Me to anyone under the age of 15, even 16. I didn’t really know what to expect from this book but wow, I was expecting what I read. It was an amazing read full of raw emotions.
The book starts off with a bang, my heart jumped in my chest. I just could not believe what was happening, yes I know somewhat what the books is about but it is so much more. We first get introduced into our main character Cassie in this horrible situation, and my heart is already broken for her.
Reading Psycho Inside Me was weird and interesting all at the same time. We are in the mind of someone who kills. Kills people who are not the best people, but she still kills and it’s quite interesting to be in her mind. How one incident changed our main character or anyone in her situation forever, maybe not for the better in a way. The way that Bonnie R. Paulson writes is very intriguing, it pulled me straight in.
Other than killing people, Cassie is a really interesting character, she is so damn strong but witty at the same time. The way that Cassie speaks and acts, seem like she is so much older than she is
Deegan, let’s talk about our main male protagonist. I love him and hate him. He cares so much for Cassie but has a funny way of showing it most of time. He ignores her for so long, only talks to her when he wants to, only sees her when he wants to. I think that is the an attribute that annoyed me the most of his, also I think a lot at the start Deegan treated Cassie as a kid, yes she was 13 but he was treating her like she was 7. Other than that I really liked him. You could tell that he liked and cared so much for Cassie.
The whole thing they do, with killing these men is all wrong and horrible but so right at the same time. The first few times it was self defence but after time Cassie and even Deegan find they feel some power doing it, they feel good. Psycho Inside Me is very confronting and not for the faint hearted at all. Pyscho Inside Me is full of very raw emotions from all the characters. It’s hard to describe how you feel when reading but you feel everything the characters feel.
There is rarely a time in a YA book or any that I like the mum of our main character. But I loved Cassie’s mum, she was just so nice. She didn’t annoy me at all, she was kind, understanding but still acted like a mum. What happens to her, broke everyone apart. I disliked Cassie’s dad a lot, and when I say a lot, I mean a lot. He just got on my nerves.
I really liked the way that Bonnie R.Paulson set out the novel, how it skipped years and only lasted a few days at a certain age. It was original and different and I really liked it. Except with this it lacked a little in characterisation of both Cassie and Deegan.
I also liked that the author added that Deegan and Cassie getting tattoo’s everytime they ‘kill’ someone. I am a tattoo person all the way so it was really interesting.
The way things end before the epilogue was intense. It was full of action, creepiness. It was epic and my heart broke for nearly everyone. The epilogue was just, my heart, it made me smile a lot even though I wanted to hit Cassie’s dad. But the Deegan and Cassie moments. Just *sigh*
Psycho Inside Me was very short but very original sometimes creepy novel with a bittersweet ending that made me smile.
I Give Psycho Inside Me 4 stars out of 5
‘But how can what I’ve done be good, right? It’s wrong to kill. It’s wrong to feel good about it. It’s wrong to think about a possible next one”
About the Author
There are people who know a lot about a little, we’ll call them experts. Then there are people, like Bonnie, who don’t specialize, but rather gather information like pebbles in their pockets and drop them like Hansel & Gretel in the stories they write.
The question is, do you want to follow them back?
Certified as a Radiologic Technologist, Bonnie prefers a touch of medical in her storylines.
Don’t be surprised if romance somehow runs through a hospital or comes in contact with a paramedic. It’s just how she rolls. And you know there’s nothing more romantic than an 18 gauge needle poking your vein!
She and her Hubs delight in dirt biking, snowboarding, fishing, cooking, eating, spending time together and more with their adorable children.