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Today's book is still following the October posts of freaky books. I know that it's November, but I was on a roll, people! Today's review is My Daylight Monsters by Sarah Dalton.
Cue "Monsters Under My Bed" by Eminem...
Summary: "I always thought my demons came out in the day, rather than at night. I’ve never been scared of the dark. I’ve only ever been scared of real things: getting ill, having injections, physical pain… death. Those are my monsters, not ghosts or vampires or whatever else can hide under your bed at night.
I was wrong.
The dark makes everything worse.
When Mary’s psychiatrist advises a short stay at a psychiatric unit, her worst nightmares are confirmed. How can she get better in a place that fills her with dread? When she meets the other patients, she begins to gather some hope, until she realises that the death toll in the hospital is rising without explanation. Something sinister stalks the corridors and maybe she is the only one who can stop it…
Mary has to confront the Things that she sees if they are to stand a chance. But will she survive a confrontation with death itself?" (Thank you yet again, Goodreads!)
This girl sees monsters: huge specters of truly terrifying creatures that would scare anybody. You'd expect them to be at night, of course; maybe two a.m. if you believe in "ghost time." However, Mary sees them during the day, in her every day existence. (Could you imagine being in class seeing these things???) So, of course, she voluntarily ends up in a psych ward, makes friends, and starts to notice some hinky things. So is it all in her head, or are these things real?
The characters are realistic, and truly so is the psych ward. First time I've read one this realistic. (I'm totally into novels that involve psych wards, so that's a big deal here.) It's an amazing novel where you can relate to these characters and feel what they're going through.
In Conclusion: This was a book that confuses you yet makes you laugh, and then you wonder about the sanity of these people. It's actually really good, so go read it!