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.
I am Riah. I have felt dead inside, wondering where my life had gone and who had stolen it. I have felt lost, alone, hated, a burden; felt that there was no way out. Drowning in my despair, grasping at anything that would keep me anchored to earth. I prayed for relief, for release. But unlike Riah, my prayers were answered….
This is the book that will shoot Kathryn Perez up the charts and finally give her the recognition she deserves. I have loved every book that she has written, but Letters Written in White spoke to me both as a woman and a survivor. Kathryn took me on Riah’s journey with this book, but I felt as if I were watching a movie of my past. I am so deeply touched by Letters, it is hard for me to put it into words.
Depression is deeply personal. Until you have felt the jaws of it wrapping around your neck, threatening to squeeze your life away, you should never judge someone going through it. For anyone who has dealt with it, either as the one who suffers, or those that love the sufferer, or even those with curosity, read this book. It is beautiful, haunting, sad, and real. Know that you are not alone. Ask for help. Don’t give in.
Thank you, Kathryn, for sharing Riah with the world and reminding me that everything will be ok…..