Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Review: Don't Forget to Breathe by Cathrina Constantine #NewRelease #YA #Haunting


Sixteen-year-old Leocadia arrives home from school to find her mom’s bloody body. Unaware that the killer still lingers, she rushes to her mother’s side, only to be grabbed from behind and then everything fades to black.

After a year of retrograde amnesia and battling personal demons,
Leo’s dreams are getting worse—she’s starting to remember. More bodies are discovered and they seem to be oddly linked to her mom’s unsolved homicide.

When Leo allows her friend, Henry, to drag her to the haunted
Lucien Mansion, misty ghosts appear, ghosts that just might lead
her to her mother’s murderer.

Will Leo let her memories threaten her into a relapse or, will she
fight to find her mother’s killer – only to become his next victim?

My Review
Oh my goodness! I actually clapped at the end of this book. It was that good. I don’t even know where to begin with this review because I enjoyed it all.

Leocadia had just survived the year from hell with her sanity intact. A strong young woman. I’ll admit that she didn’t always make the right choices. At times I screamed at her that she should “Get the hell out.” Yet she stayed. Or I’d shake my head and say “No, girl, no.” And of course she ignored my advice and did it anyway.

The heroine was a true teenager and that’s what impressed me most about this book. Ms. Constantine got into the YA world. From the language to their attitudes. I was shocked about the drugs, but I know it happens. And I absolutely loved her best friend Nona. Level headed and always there for Leo.

My favorite part of the whole book was the mystery. I kept wondering who the hell did it. When I found out, I was flabbergasted. And when Ms. Constantine let that thing in the end happen… I can’t bear to talk about it, plus I don’t give spoilers.

There’s no genre I like more than a romance, and there was enough of it in there to keep me happy. Plenty of action to keep the story moving. Some angst, insecurity and backstabbing to ensure that it maintained a YA standing. Plus the ghost scenes freaked me out a little (That’s when some of my advice to Leocadia came into play). A well rounded book that would’ve kept me up late reading if I wasn’t such a wuss about those scary ghost scenes.

I give this book five out of five ghost shaped white chocolate bars.

I was given a copy of this book for an honest review. To be a little more honest, I harassed the author for a copy. And then I purchased a copy from Amazon.


  1. Great review! This book sounds absolutely amazing. I can never resist a good ghost story... :)

  2. Nice review, Nana - I loved DON'T FORGET TO BREATHE, too!

  3. It's always good when you have to applaud a book once it's finished! This sounds great. Awesome review Nana!

  4. Wonderful review, Nana.


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