Damage Done

Damage Done

How did I get it?:
I bought it!


22 minutes separate Julia Vann’s before and after.

Before: Julia had a twin brother, a boyfriend, and a best friend.

After: She has a new identity, a new hometown, and memories of those twenty-two minutes that refuse to come into focus. At least, that’s what she tells the police.

Now that she’s Lucy Black, she’s able to begin again. She’s even getting used to the empty bedroom where her brother should be. And her fresh start has attracted the attention of one of the hottest guys in school, a boy who will do anything to protect her. But when someone much more dangerous also takes notice, Lucy’s forced to confront the dark secrets she thought were safely left behind.

One thing is clear: The damage done can never be erased. It’s only just beginning. . . .


I have had a copy of Damage Done for ages now and decided it was time to get around to reading it. Damage Done is a YA thriller which is being billed as a Teen Gone Girl. I don’t totally buy that comparison, although I thoroughly enjoyed reading Damage Done. It didn’t take me long to tear through it!

Damage Done is about a girl called Julia who has gone through a traumatic incident involving her twin brother, her boyfriend and her best friend. Julia and her family move away and change their identities. However, the secrets that are hiding, cannot stay secret for long and slowly the truth is revealed.

I really enjoyed how Julia wasn’t the typical YA character. She had an odd relationship with her brother, which makes the reader question everything. Something happens with him (which I don’t want to spoil) that ends up with him in a coma. Once Julia has moved and changed her identity, we find out that her brother has woken up from the coma and he’s missing.

I really enjoyed reading Damage Done. It was well written and incredibly intriguing. I liked how there was the psychologist’s data recorded in journal like format. I have to say that in particular, the last few chapters of the book were exciting. I admit, that I guessed the twist but that didn’t affect my enjoyment of the story. I loved reading how it all unfolded and the doubt and curiosity that I felt.

Would I recommend it?:

A decent YA thriller which’ll keep you turning the pages!

This Week In Books #29

I am joining in with the lovely Lipsy from Lipsy’s Lost and Found’s feature which highlights our week in books. I shall be sharing what I’m reading now, then and next! I won’t be showcasing my new books as I do that on a Saturday. I’m really excited by this feature as I loved sharing my recent reads. My book reviews published on my blog are often WAY behind what I’m actually reading, so this is a good feature to keep you up to date!

As ever, click on the book image to get to Goodreads!

Extraordinary Means Damage Done The Year We Fell Apart

NOW Extraordinary MeansRobyn Schneider– I’m back to work, so reading has slowed down again, so for the last 2 days I haven’t read anything. I’m hoping to do some reading tonight as I was really enjoying this book about teenagers with tuberculosis who are sent to a boarding school to rest and recover.

THENDamage DoneAmanda Panitch– This book is easy to read. It’s a YA thriller. I didn’t think it was amazing, but it was a decent read.

NEXT The Year We Fell ApartEmily Martin– This book has been on my radar for a while now. I’m intrigued to see what it’s like!

I’ve got another blue themed post! 😀 This pleases me!

What are you reading this week? Feel free to leave a link to any similar posts and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For the Rest of 2015


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are our Top Ten most anticipated releases for the rest of 2015. I can already tell that other lists will have me adding many books to my TBR!

As ever, the book image goes to Goodreads!

For Holly- Tanya Byrne- *Just released*

For Holly

Tanya’s previous books Heart Shaped Bruise and Follow Me Down are incredible, so I’m very much looking forward to her next release!

Remix- Non Pratt- *Just released*


I very much enjoyed Non’s debut Trouble, so I’m looking forward to getting to this book!

Finding Audrey- Sophie Kinsella- *9th June release*

Finding Audrey

Sophie Kinsella has had many books published, but this book is her first step into YA! It centres around a character with anxiety.

Damage Done- Amanda Panitch- *July release*

Damage Done

This book looks incredibly intriguing. I can’t wait to get to it!

I Knew You Were Trouble- Paige Toon- *July release*

I Knew You Were Trouble (Jessie Jefferson, #2)

This is the second book in Paige Toon’s YA series. I really enjoyed Paige’s first book in the YA genre, so I’m excited to read this one!

The Rest of Us Just Live Here- Patrick Ness *August release*

The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Patrick Ness is one of my favourite writers. This book sounds incredibly intriguing!

Monster- C J Skuse-*September release*


I am excited to have an ARC of this book. It sounds fascinating!

Queen of Shadows- Sarah J Maas- *September release*


Oh yes. I think this book will be on many lists this week! If you’re into the series, how can you NOT be anticipating it?

Winter- Marissa Meyer- *November release*

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)

I am SO excited about this book. I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

November 9- Colleen Hoover- *November release*

November 9

This book looks incredibly intriguing. I have enjoyed a lot of Colleen Hoover’s books, so I shall definitely be checking this book out!

What are you eagerly anticipating? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Most Anticipated Debut Novels For 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. The first Top Ten of 2015 are my Top Ten Most Anticipated Début Novels for 2015.

There are quite a few débuts that I have my eye on for 2015! So here are just some of them…(Click on the book title to get to Goodreads!)

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The Wrong Side of RightJenn Marie Thorne- The cover of this book doesn’t give too much away, but the synopsis suggests that there is much depth to the story. This book seems like it’s going to be more than your average contemporary read (which I thoroughly enjoy as this list probably suggests!) I’m looking forward to this book releasing in March.

My Heart and Other Black HolesJasmine Wanga– As soon as I read more about this book I wanted to read it. It’s due out in February, and just sounds amazing. Let’s hope it lives up to my expectations!

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We All Looked UpTommy Wallach- This sound like a very unusual book- a mix of sci-fi and contemporary. I’m intrigued… This book releases in March!

ValiantSarah McGuire– Ooh I really like the look of this book. The line ‘début fairy tale’ got me! It is being released in June.

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Damage DoneAmanda Panitch– I’m not sure what I expect from this book, but I do really like the sound of it. This book releases in July!

MagoniaMaria Dahvana Headley– I have heard some buzz around this book, so it is that that makes me want to read it!


Everything That Makes You Moriah McStay– I’ve seen this book around a lot already. The cover immediately appealed to me. This book releases in March.

UnspeakableAbbie Rushton– Ooh, another pretty cover. I am very intrigued by this book. It is due to be released in February!

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Like It Never HappenedEmily Adrian– I love contemporary all year around and this looks like a book I’d enjoy! It releases in June. It looks to me like a great summer read!

The Night We Said Yes- Lauren Gibaldi– Another contemporary read which looks fantastic! It is due to be released in June!

What are you looking forward to in 2015? I’m pretty sure my TBR list is going to be expanding! Please feel free to leave a link to your Top Ten post and I’ll stop by!