White Walls

White Walls

4.8 10
by Lauren Hammond
     
 
Adelaide Carmichael knows that she's lost her mind.

She's aware that she's being sent to The Oakhill Institution, but she's been told that she's being sent there to get better. She's been told that the staff is there to help.

And it doesn't take Adelaide long to discover that she was very, very wrong about The Oakhill Institution. Patients roam the

Overview

Adelaide Carmichael knows that she's lost her mind.

She's aware that she's being sent to The Oakhill Institution, but she's been told that she's being sent there to get better. She's been told that the staff is there to help.

And it doesn't take Adelaide long to discover that she was very, very wrong about The Oakhill Institution. Patients roam the halls like zombies. Electric currents vibrate through the plaster walls. Patients are fed sedatives like mashed potatoes and now Adelaide knows one thing for sure, she wants out.

And she'll do whatever she can to escape.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014602563
Publisher:
S.B. Addison Books
Publication date:
06/25/2012
Series:
The Asylum Trilogy , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
236,947
File size:
257 KB

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White Walls 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Jayenot More than 1 year ago
Fabulous, Addictive series! Be Warned, this book is more like a prequel to Insanity than a sequel. Like Insanity, it too switches times but in this book, it's switched from before she escapes to after she escapes. It tells us the story about her and "Damien" and why he came back, but most importantly it shows how she meets Elijah..While I was highly entertained with White Walls, I was a little disappointed that White Walls didn't pick up where Insanity ended.. Nonetheless, this series is original, entertaining, and addictive
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Balled my eyes out at the end of 3rd book. Read insanity first.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
creepy but good
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I love this series so much!
Heinzypop More than 1 year ago
Oh dear Lord! As soon I started reading this I began crying my eyes out. All the pain and agony and torment that Adelaide went through in Insanity came rushing back and I was suddenly relieving it all with her. Every fear, every hurt, every anguish, every moment of love and every moment of hope. This book is breathtakingly beautiful. Insanity had me gutted and weeping hysterically for weeks, and although I started off the same way with White Walls, I began to feel that suddenly Adelaide could have a chance at life. A chance at finding her peace and purpose, and a chance at love, again. To forgive and love herself, and to love and be loved my another. The story, this time, takes place just after the devastating event that obliterated Adelaide into her insane state. And, then it alternates to the events that took place on her escape that led to her meeting and falling in love with Dr Elijah Watson. So, it takes place before Insanity. We are able to take a glimpse back to discover how Adelaide got to the Asylum, and how she met Elijah. Man, oh man, oh man. Here is a guy who is also swept in mystery and living in pain conflicted on him from his childhood. He shields himself from everyone by keeping up a cold front, until Adelaide happens to stumble into his Emergency Room, and his life changes for the better, or so we hope. He is drawn to this girl, who is battered, and bruised and severely traumatised and broken, both physically, mentally and emotionally. She reminds him of himself not so long ago, and soon enough he cannot resist assisting her in getting a head start in life. In the meantime, Adelaide cannot help but feel things for Elijah she never thought possible, again. She only ever loved one man in her life, and he was gone now. It was really hard to experience her grief and in trying to let Damien go. Especially, since he was constantly visiting her and reminding her of the promise he made that he will always be with her no matter what. And, the guilt and constant conflict she had going on inside her head, relieving that terrible and horrendous day when her father killed the only boy who ever loved her. Damien was a constant reminder of her past, and this Damien was not the same, sweet, loving boy who would want her to move on with her life and be free. Instead, the new Damien was mean, and ghost of man who would never be. It was very sad and heartbreaking to see him in this way and I was hoping and praying that he would move on too. For Adelaide's sake, as well as my own. Poor Damien and poor Adelaide. But, amongst all this gloom, and haunting, and sadness, was the flicker of hope, and happiness, and love. It felt like a new beginning, in which both Adelaide and Elijah so desperately needed. The beginning of something wonderful, something beautiful, something amazing, and something brilliant. The clouds were breaking and rays of light flickered down and caressed their souls. I cannot wait to read the next book in this insanely haunting love story.
Kelly_Hashway More than 1 year ago
I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. It's the sequel to INSANITY, which released earlier this year. I loved INSANITY because it was insanely good! White Walls takes place before INSANITY, and it clears up some mysteries about Addy and her past. I loved the way things unfolded, again using the Before and After chapters. Lauren mixes the two so seamlessly I was in awe. I think this format really lends itself to Addy's tortured mind as well. We get to see a much more coherent Addy in this book. And while Damien is still in the book, it focuses more on Elijah and how Addy meets him. I loved Elijah's character. He's what I call perfectly flawed. That's my favorite kind of fictional guy. I know there will be more books in this series, and with the way this book ended, I can just imagine what Lauren has in store for us.