A heart-wrenching, beautifully woven tale of survival, Allie Burke’s Paper Souls is different from most books I’ve read – not only in subject matter, but also in structure.
The structure puts me in mind of Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me Series. Stark and lyrical. I love this style of prose. It’s unpredictable and often irreverent, thumbing its proverbial nose at the reader’s expectations of what comes next.
The subject matter – Schizophrenia and how one woman refuses to be defined by it – is raw, jagged, and thought-provoking.
Allie by turns caresses your senses with the sensual, loveable side of Emily Colt, then stabs you with Emily’s sharp, biting wit and – sometimes violent – confrontations with those who have wronged her.
Emily is a multi-layered protagonist who is determined to live life on her own terms. Love her, hate her, Emily Colt is a character you’ll not soon forget, and Allie Burke is an author worth reading.
Allie is also the bestselling author of The Enchanters Series: Violet Midnight, Emerald Destiny, and Amber Passion. To find out more about Allie Burke, visit her website: http://wordsbyallieburke.com/