Book Reviews

Don’t Forget to Breathe by Cathrina Constantine

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 265
Genre:YA, Thriller, Mystery
Rating: 2.5- 3 stars


Sixteen year old Leocadia arrives home from school to find her mom’s bloddy body. Unaware that the killer still lingers, she rushes to her mother’s side, only to be grabbed from behind and then everything fades to black.

After a year of retrograde amnesia and battling personal demons, Leo’s dreams are getting worse- she’s starting to remember. More bodies are discovered and they seem to be oddly linked to her mom’s unsolved homicide.

When Leo allows her friend, Henry to drag her into the haunted Lucien Mansion, misty ghosts appear, ghosts that just might lead to her mother’s murderer.


I’m not going to lie, main reason my eye fell on this book was the cover. Of course I’ve learned my lesson and read the blurb instead of just picking it up. I must say I was very intrigued.

Disclaimer: Spoilers. Spoilers everywhere.

Okay maybe not everywhere, but somewhere.

We start off in a graveyard with our heroine along side one of… I don’t really know what to call him… eh his name will do. She is next to Henry. Henry is the new kid who no one really likes but Leo. (Why, I don’t know.) It’s been almost a year since Leo walked into her home finding her mother dead. She can’t remember anything, but is slowly getting scattered memory in her dreams.

What I like about the book:

It kept me hooked. I wanted to know what the hell was happening. She had a best friend who cared about her. The plot line, not going off the blurb, was good.

What I did not like about the book:

The two “heroes” I hated. Henry was a huge creeper who brought back way to many bad memories for my liking. Becket on the other hand total player. I wish Leo would have made it more clear to Henry that she doesn’t like him that way and to tell Becket it’s either her or Marcy.

I was confused most the time through the book because I wasn’t really clear on what her feelings were for the “heroes” .

In the haunted mansion, ghosts that were promised in the blurb didn’t pop up. Yeah the author wrote of misty vapor twice and weird noises but other than that no ghosts.

Through at least 50% of the book her dad is horribly shady. Even at the end I can’t understand why he did what he did. Can we talk utter confusion?

Oh and in the blurb it says bodies start adding up. No that’s a lie. Only two and that’s at the beginning. If I didn’t read the blurb my rating would be higher, but I read the blurb and was promised things that were lightly touched but wasn’t fully through the book.

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