Thursday, March 3, 2016

In The Mind of Revenge Book Review

I have a really eery book called In The Mind of Revenge, The Shamed Book 1 written by Liv Hadden that I wanted to share with all of you.
In the Mind of Revenge, book one of The Shamed Series, takes a deep look at how monsters are born.  
Set in a society that glorifies “normal” and demonizes different, this dark tale takes its readers on an emotionally wild ride of vengeance, murder, pain and desperation. Though the reader is warned by its main character, Shame, not to develop an attachment, the first person narrative combined with Shame’s uninhibited vulnerability makes it nearly impossible not to do so.  
Raw, vivid, honest, fast-paced and beautifully vulgar, In the Mind of Revenge is sure to have you emotionally twisted from beginning to end. Mine is a tale of pain, hate, lies, murder, injustice, vengeance, and love unreturned. It began much like yours; a hopeful innocent born to a world of endless possibilities. But my journey has rarely been paved with opportunities of light. Confronted by those who sought to eclipse what light I had found, the darkness came for me. Wrapped in its intoxicating embrace, I have risen from the dead to reclaim my dignity and the life that was taken from me.  
I have begun my journey into the mind of revenge. Revenge for me. Revenge for those like me. Those who are shamed. This is a story for the shamed, by the shamed. The question is, are you ready for it?
Purchase your copy on Amazon. 
My Thoughts:
I have to tell you that while this book was very disturbing in the beginning, it was so compelling that I couldn't put it down!
Then towards the middle of the book, Shame starts to change, whether he realizes it or not, and the whole concept changes. You begin to see Shame as being redeemed and trying to do good things to counter balance the bad things that he did.
I guess I am a sucker for someone down on their luck, because then I tried to figure out ways that he might get out of being in trouble with the law. Yes, he did some disturbing things, but in his defense, some really bad and mind blowing things were done to him first.
This story will push you to the limits and make you try to figure out if Shame is redeemable and how does Shame's life go on?
I don't want to give too much away or why this happened to Shame or why he changed his name and once you read the story, you will begin to fully understand his actions afterwards. Especially after being in a coma for several years after these horrible things were done to him.
I would think anyone capable of the damage that was done to Shame would have to be pure evil and you can only deal with pure evil by becoming pure evil yourself. But, you can't live that way forever and that is what ultimately Shame has to figure out towards the last of this first installment.
I can't wait to read the next book!
Happy Reading!
About the Author:
Author. Creator. Adventurer. Human. In that order.

Debut novelist Liv Hadden has been writing ever since she was a little girl. But, it wasn't until 5th grade when her teacher said she'd one day write a book that she started taking it seriously.

Her Shamed series began in college, when Hadden employed her writing as an outlet for her feelings during a serious bout of depression. After a brief, yet impactful first night of writing, she dreamt of a shadowy figure, tormented and demonized by their own mind and realized this was the shadow of pain that hurting people everywhere felt.

She woke from her dream feeling more energized that she had in months, picked up her computer and began to write. "I felt if ever there was a story inside me and a character worth taking the leap, it was Shame and this story," says Hadden. "This one in particular is personal in nature, and perhaps the very reason it's so close to my heart."

Hailing from the land of Ben & Jerry's, Hadden has since settled in Austin, TX with her partner and two dogs, Madison and Samuel.
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Disclosure: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. 


Lucy said...

Sounds almost to dark for me but also sparks my interest.

fee roberts said...

This sounds like an excellent read. Thanks for the review.

Tamra Phelps said...

This really sounds like a different kind of story. I like the premise that 'monsters' are born but can's intriguing.

dd said...

I do like a good monster story but this may be a bit dark for me. I think I have to be in the right mood to read it, perhaps around Halloween, lol. Very different kind of book though.

Lisa Queen said...

This sounds good. I love books like this! Thanks for the review.

Terry Poage said...

Sounds like a great book.

Sandra Watts said...

I like when the book starts out that way because it really draws me in.