Adam and Jenny's world is falling apart. Their dream of attending college together away from home quickly becomes a nightmare when Adam begins hearing the voice of the Snow Queen. Adam's startling transformation from popular drama student into a withdrawn, suspicious stranger leaves Jenny frightened and confused. How can the person she loves most in the world suddenly become someone she doesn't recognize? As Adam drifts farther and farther away into the Snow Queen's mysterious world of ice and snow, Jenny believes she must fight to bring him back or risk losing him forever.
Vividly narrated by Adam and Jenny, the struggle to understand the impact of Adam's mental illness, forces both characters on a journey of self-discovery that leads to understanding about life's uncertainty, the power of first love, and the pain of letting go. Drawing on elements of The Snow Queen fairy tale, Losing Adam is a unique combination of drama and romance.
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I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving a review. 39 Chapters, Epilogue. The only problem I had with this book is that is was to young for my liking. That is clearly my fault because I should have researched it better before requesting the ARC instead of just reading the blurb and assuming it would have been a romance. If Teen/YA is your usual go-to, I think you might enjoy it. I do believe the plot focused too much around Adam's mental illness and it stopped the story from flowing. For me, it felt drawn out. - "There's something wrong with my head, Jenny. I don't know what it is but something's wrong." It did have an emotional touch to it, but without the romance, I couldn't connect to what the characters had. These voices whisper negativity in Adam's ear often, and my heart did break for his character. - I couldn't tell Jenny about the voices. If she knew what the voices said to me, sick disgusting things, she'd hate me for sure. - "You hate me, don't you? They keep telling me that you hate me, but I don't want to believe them." I stared at him until my vision blurred. "Who keeps telling you?" "The voices." About halfway through when the story wasn't progressing, I started to get bored and skimmed. Every chapter just went on and on about Adam and his illness and wasn't moving anywhere until the end. The main characters behaved more like middle school children instead of teenagers who plan to go off to college. Love letters and kisses aren't my cuppas. I like chemistry, and hotness to flow in between those words, so I think this book was just too young for me to enjoy.