Insanity (Asylum, #1)

Insanity (Asylum, #1) - Lauren Hammond Find more of my reviews at www.readingangel.comWhen I read the description for Insanity I was instantly hooked. I had to know what happened to make Adelaide end up in a mental institution, and I was very excited to read a book from the perspective of someone who is potentially insane. I knew that Insanity had the chance to be unlike anything else I had ever read.The first half of Insanity I was wondering why exactly Addy was in Oakhill. The story would change from present tense with her in the institute, to past tense and her memories when she was meeting and falling in love with Damien. Since Addy has no clue why she ended up in Oakhill, neither do we. You wonder if she even belongs there. After about the halfway point you start to get some little clues and then things explode. Now, I am a person who picks up really well on clues and I had mostly figured out what was going to happen at the end, but I can say that there were some screwing things going on in this girls head and life!The only problem I had with Insanity, and the reason I knocked it down a star, was because there were times that Addy and Damien were just going to the extremes waxing poetic about their love for each other. Both in the past scenes, and Addy when she was missing him. It got a little overbearing at times.Also, the authors mature YA rating should be taken to heart on this novel. The sex scenes are very graphic for YA, much more to what I am accustomed to reading in my adult novels. Overall, Insanity definitely lived up to it's name. I really loved the way the second half played out and I am anxious for the second book to see where the author will take us in the brain of Adelaide!