Empath Lauren Dailey is in break up hell Stuck between moving on and letting go she puts on a brave face while crying herself to sleep at night But when a mysterious voice promises escape from her sadness

  • Title: Empath
  • Author: S. Usher Evans
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  • Page: 289
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Lauren Dailey is in break up hell.Stuck between moving on and letting go, she puts on a brave face while crying herself to sleep at night But when a mysterious voice promises escape from her sadness, she is suddenly transported to a new world And in this place, the slightest touch pulls her out of her tortured emotions into the mind of another an empath.The villagers Lauren Dailey is in break up hell.Stuck between moving on and letting go, she puts on a brave face while crying herself to sleep at night But when a mysterious voice promises escape from her sadness, she is suddenly transported to a new world And in this place, the slightest touch pulls her out of her tortured emotions into the mind of another an empath.The villagers sweet Aerona and her mischievous twins, wise Siors, and hunky Cefin welcome her and the blessings her empath powers bring But this world is not without its dangers The Anghenfil, a fire breathing monster, has haunted the village for decades, and has a taste for empaths And that mysterious voice promising escape from sadness It s sounding like a whisper tinged with smoke and embers.Can Lauren keep the monsters in the mountain and in her head at bay Or will she succumb to the darkness like the empath before her

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    1. Book Review originally published here: iheartreading/book-touEveryone who ever went through a tough break-up will feel for Lauren and understand her perils in Empath. If a girl ever needed a hug, it would be Lauren. More than the story about how she ended up in a fantasy world, I enjoyed the story of how she found herself again, went through heartbreak but came out stronger, and how she struggled to move forward. Lauren’s inner turmoil was at least as fascinating as the plot.And the plot is pr [...]

    2. I picked up this book because I am a fan of the author's other writing. I usually am not excited by dragons and such but I trusted this author to wow me again.And I was right. I could talk about the fabulousness of the writing, the wit of the main character, and the well-fleshed-out minor characters, but this book has such deep and important element to it that I am going to focus on it instead. This book reminded me of the amazing book 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher, a book that will stick with me [...]

    3. What I LovedThis book surprised me. In all the best ways. I was expecting an epic fantasy but I wasn't expecting the story hidden underneath that one. I wasn't expecting this story to be about someone struggling with their mental health. I think that was my favourite part. There was so much I wasn't expecting and that made the story so much better to read!I'm not usually one to read about mental illness or mental disorders. It's not something I've been able to relate to or really enjoyed reading [...]

    4. PSYCHOCAT READS REVIEW OF EMPATH BY S. USHER EVANS(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Originally posted here.)Having read and loved both of the Razia books that S. Usher Evans has released, it was a no-brainer that I'd be on board with reading EMPATH. She warned me it was very different, and a bit heavier on the feels than the other books. She wasn't kidding. Having just finished EMPATH, I can tell you a few things. First, this book defies the normal Psychocat [...]

    5. Errr. 2.5 stars. This book is weird. Most of the reasons why it falls so flat are structure-based. The writing is sound, the characters are alright - nothing to write home about but not completely awful. The problem is how the story is laid out. First, it opens with someone recovering from a breakup with a character we never see. This is a really hard sell. If the writing weren't well-done, I would have noped out of it right there.The inciting action is nothing the protagonist did. She's just ma [...]

    6. I averaged about 20 to 50 pages a day because I was reading this on my phone as a pdf file. Now this story hits really close to home for me, right down to an ex's name that I went through a lot of the same problems with in my relationship. So the first chapter really grabbed my attention. As I plunged farther and farther into the story, waiting to see where everything was leading, I was intrigued constantly. It is worth the read because you truly empathize with the character as she struggles wit [...]

    7. S. Usher Evans, you sly devil, I think you empathed me. You must have, because reading this book felt like someone had snuck into my inmost thoughts, turned over all my hidden fears, uncovered all my buried guilts, and threw a light on all my secret hopesd then shook them all up together, jumped up and down on them while chortling (chortling!) with evil laughter, and presented them back to me with a shared look of understanding and a meaningful nod. Seriously, I know this book will resonate with [...]

    8. Empath is about Lauren, a modern-day girl with dragon-sized heartbreak and anxiety, literally. When she hears a voice that offers to take away that pain, it is irresistible temptation. Transported from the hum-drum of her life and mind-numbing job, she finds herself in a world where mud can be magic, dragons terrorize the village, and washing machines are nowhere to be found. What starts out as simply a quest to get home becomes a quest to gain control of her thoughts, emotions, and fears, and u [...]

    9. Lauren is sassy and brassy on the outside, yet anxious and filled with fear on the inside. Her wit will make you laugh while her inner turmoil brings you to tears. I’ll admit, sometimes I wanted to smack our protagonist upside the head, but soon after I’d find myself wanting to give her a hug and tell her everything’s going be okay. Conflicting conflict. Unparalleled parallels.When finding herself in a strange land like something out of a Celtic fairytale, Lauren remains very real. A moder [...]

    10. S. Usher Evans brings us another tale, quite different from the Razia series that I have already greatly enjoyed. With all of the talk in the media about de-stigmatizing mental illness, this book is definitely one to enter in to the discussion. Though some may see the plot as jumping on the fantasy bandwagon, instead, it provides an outlet to explore the depths that a person will go to in their search to escape their pain. Lauren Daily is like so many young women, who seem successful and accompl [...]

    11. On the surface, Empath is a book about a girl transported into another world, her difficulty adjusting to a different way of life, and her struggles to get back home. Below the surface, this is a story about transitions, heartbreak, and difficult choices. Readers will be able to identify with Lauren and how she tries to move forward once everything she knew about her life changed. This is a well-written book and the author truly conveys the pain that Lauren is going through, so well that this re [...]

    12. Empath is many things. It is a fun fantasy tale, with knights and dragons and magic, but it is also an emotional release for its author. As I was reading, I felt so able to empathize with heartbreak and loss--you really feel Lauren's pain. The first chapter hit me hard in particular, and I knew from there that this would be a different kind of book. As always, this is not a spoiler free review. S. Usher Evans is a talented writer in that she can really move a plot along without getting bogged do [...]

    13. This review was originally posted on Blame It On The BooksLauren Dailey has been having a rough couple of months. She has ended things with her boyfriend after realizing that he wasn't interested in marrying her. She is stuck in a boring, dead-end job. She keeps replaying her breakup in her head, wondering why she couldn't make it work. And worst of all, it seems that everyone around her is happily in love and rubbing it in her face. She feels like she has hit rock bottomuntil she is transported [...]

    14. Wow the last page or two nearly had me in tears. I think everyone goes through something like this in there life where we feel we do not have anyone to talk to and try to hold it in and be stronger than we really are. such a good read.

    15. This is an allegory at times. The main character, Lauren struggles with depression. We are shown how she tries to appear "normal " when she is really being overwhelmed by her own fears, sadness, and feelings of lack of self worth . The Dragon becomes both her mirror and her means of escaping those negative thoughts. The kings scholar "mind rapes" her-- useing her as a drug to take away his own negative feelings about himself without caring about the cost to Lauren, rather than facing he has a pr [...]

    16. For some reason, when I picked up the book I was expecting a romance-author-does-otherworld-fantasy vibe, and my expectations were pretty low. That may be why I was so blown away by this book. It worked as a classic otherworld fantasy, but it also worked as an allegory for depression. As allegories go it was pretty transparent, but that really worked for me. None of the characters were perfect. Even the sex wasn't perfect. It made the book a much better read, and much more relatable. I'm going t [...]

    17. S. Usher Evans has to be my new favorite author, after reading the first two books in her Madion War Trilogy, I also read Empath and was blown away. This story is Wizard of Oz meets The Lord of the Rings/Hobbit. I was especially impressed with the main character, and how the story ends. Thank you Evans for giving us a great and thankfully not typical ending.

    18. A brilliant allegory, (the subtle kind, not the hit-you-over-the-head kind), but also just a fantastic story. The world of the story is built simply but vividly. The real highlight of the book is the complex main character who has a very vivid inner life - Evans' strongest skill is in her characters.

    19. I bought this book at Planet Comic Con in KC after speaking to the author. I devoured it in almost a day. Lauren's struggles (and the author's!) were so similar to my own that it was scary. Perfect book for those dealing with depression and anxiety.

    20. I could not have picked a better time to read a book about dealing with anxieties and inner demons cos that's what I'm dealing with right now. Review to come.

    21. 4,5/5Se non l'avessi vinto un anno fa ad un giveaway, probabilmente non avrei avuto modo di leggere e conoscere questo libro, perchè per esempio non mi è mai capitato di vederlo su Instagram.Ma come spesso accade, almeno a me, i libri semisconosciuti si rivelano essere i migliori.Empath inizia con Lauren, che da due anni non riesce a superare la rottura col fidanzato, mollato perchè non si decideva a chiederle di sposarlo.Lauren è devastata, ma un giorno, entrando in un negozio di antiquario [...]

    22. A Pint of Ice Cream for your Soul (No Spoilers)I love this book, and I love this character. Let’s just start there. I could say the book is a triumph (which it is), or that it’s a tour de force (which is just French for triumph), but that wouldn’t mean anything personal to YOU, the next potential reader, so in honor of our heroine, Lauren Dailey, let’s just be real and cut to the chase: this book is a pint of ice cream for your soul.If you’re looking for a new character to be the very [...]

    23. Lauren is everything I want to be.I read this book after my six year relationship ended, I was lost. I didn't know how to define myself without my significant other, I didn't think I could handle it.Lauren went through similar struggles, but she was more bad ass than I had ever been. I love how S. Usher Evans doesn't characterize her female characters as dependent, little girls who thrive off a mans attention, thus "bringing out the best in them", especially with how a part at the end turned out [...]

    24. Lauren Dailey has convinced everyone else she's fine, but really she's absolutely miserable about her recent break-up. When a strange voice in her head promises her escape from her pain, she is transported to another world. She also discovers she is an empath and can read the minds of anyone she touches. All she wants to do is go home, but she can't let the kind villagers know how much she's suffering. A great monster called the Anghenfil sets his eyes on her and whispers to her in her head, dri [...]

    25. I love how this is a fantasy story framed by instances in the real world, which seemed almost a little bit too real for me at times! The best way I can describe it is Rogue from the X-Men meets a modern-day fantasy story in which the heroine ultimately saves herself. It takes some typical romance and fairy tale tropes and re-writes them, which I can truly appreciate. I would not have known about this book if it weren't for the Dragoncon YA Literature track, so mad props to Dragoncon! I'm a bit o [...]

    26. I love the elements of "Emapth." Dragons and magic in a portal fantasy; that's something I haven't read in awhile. There's a good deal of excitement and action that's well-paced throughout the story. There's also a clear and satisfying climax and resolution at the end of the story.There were a few opportunities missed, though. In particular, there's a great deal of telling rather than showing (and vice versa for things that aren't as important), which made some of the action-less scenes drag. I [...]

    27. This book is magical. Not just because it takes place in a fantasy world with a fire-breathing dragon (which is magnificently written), but because it deals with depression and anxiety it a way that I haven’t seen before. Lauren’s main problem is that she doesn’t want to admit to anyone that she isn’t “fine” after ending a relationship that she had devoted five years of her life to and it’s now eating her up from the inside, and I think that not only will this resonate with anyone [...]

    28. Interesting premise of time and space/dimension travel mixed with psychological or mental illness issues so that you aren’t sure even at the end if it really happened. The story was an interesting mix of fantasy and reality. It explores the concepts of depression, suicide, and letting other people in to the “secret” thoughts and emotional connections. Well written so that it is intriguing rather than preachy.I give this story 3.5 out of 5 clouds

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