Release Blitz & Reviews ~~ Letters Written In White by Kathryn Perez
Title: Letters Written In White
Author: Kathryn Perez
Genre: Magical Realism
Book Blitz: November 30 – December 2
Release Date: November 30, 2015
Hosted by: S.B.B. Promotions
I’m cold and alone and I’m dead. There’s no air in my lungs. My chest is as cold and hollow as a cave on a snow-capped mountain side. My heart no longer beats there. Frigid winds whistle through my ribs and the sadness inside me weeps like my favorite tree.
Days ago, I met with death face to face. The mirror, our meeting place. My two darkened green eyes stared deeply into hers. I tilted my head to the side. She did too.
“It’s time,” I whispered.
“It’s time,” she whispered.
And with that I turned away from her, the woman in the mirror who knew all of my secrets and all of my pain. I walked away from her and yet we’d never been closer than we were in that moment. The inner struggle was over. No more arguing with the woman in the mirror. No more arguing with myself. The choice was made. She was the victor. Or was I?
That was the day Riah Winter died.
LOUISA’S 5+ STAR REVIEW
This book! I am not even sure where to start. As Kathryn has stated, it’s not a romance novel though there is love interwoven throughout the entire story. The intense love and sadness we have all felt, the highs and the lows — it’s all here. Riah is me, she is you, she is all of us. We have all felt her pain, her inadequacies. Yes, she may have taken those thoughts further than any of us ever will, but she has taught me so many things in her death that will forever change how I live my life.
“I think I’ve learned that me dying is almost as bad as me living.”
Kathryn has taken moments from my life and put them in this book. She has snuck into my brain, like a dream ninja, and stolen so many thoughts. I am so glad she did, because as others have read this book, I have found my thoughts are that of most women. She has hit the nail on the head with her words.
“I’m not sure I could make it through a day without books and coffee. They save me every day. Books help us. They change us.”
Kathryn has put a face on depression with this book. Riah shares what her life is like, all of it. She does’t hold back… it’s raw, truthful and necessary. I have not experienced depression myself, but this book has given me a different perspective to those who have suffered.
“Others see depressed people as weak, and all I want to tell them is they can never imagine the amount of strength it takes for us to do something as simple as getting out of bed in the morning.”
If I could gift this book to every person I know, I would. This book has opened my eyes to so many different aspects of being a woman, a mother, a wife, a friend, dare I say a human being. It has seeped into my being, my soul.
“Our souls never die. They are the very root of who we are, not what we are, but who we are.”
If there is one book you read this year, let it be this one. If I were told I could never read another book, I think I would be okay, because this book has set the standard to an all new high. I felt, almost 2 years ago, when I read Therapy, that THAT was a life changing book. I have to say, Kathryn Perez has done it AGAIN. This book will stay with with me forever, as Therapy will.
Kathryn Perez’s heart, mind and skill with words is on full beautiful here and it is unforgettable.
**Please take the time to read the 10 letters that have been included at the end of the story. They are real people, real struggles, just another peak into depression. I think they offer even more to the story. **
KERRY’S 5 STAR REVIEW
There are no fairy tales, there are no rainbows and there is no HEA. But when you are finished reading you will feel peace. This is the true life of someone living every day with metal illness. It’s beautifully stunning, it’s a subject that most don’t want to talk about however, Kathryn has put, in the most honest of words, the reality of depression. It’s raw emotion! Riah could be a friend, she could be your mother, she could be a friend, or she could be you!
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