Goodreads: Addictarium (The War Stories Chronicles Book 1)

Author: Nicole D’Settemi

Published: 2nd October 2018 (Prodigy Gold Books)

Source: Copy from Publisher

Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)

Official Summary: “Drugs. Sex. Detox. Art. Recovery. Prostitution. Music. Street life. Poetry. Toxic love. And, those are just on the surface. The layers and complexities of Addictarium will shock and enthrall you…
When wild-child, and south Florida escapee, Danielle Martino finds herself curled in a ball on the cold tile floors of her filthy rank bathroom in the tiny studio she rents with her fiancé and partner-in-crime, she knows it’s time to quit abusing heroin. Severely impaired from shooting a bad batch of black tar heroin, and already partially blind from the infection that the muddy poison has caused, she is forced to hitch a greyhound bus to New York City, and to abandon her care-free, American-bohemian, drug infested life-style.
Hailed everywhere as a beautiful, unique, honest, raw and poetic account of recovery, Addictarium takes readers on a compelling journey through the life and eyes of the narrator; a creative, nomadic, deep–but, incidentally broken–young woman, and underlines the contributing factors to what it’s really like to suffer from addiction. With magnificent candor–and sometimes emotionally crippling descriptions–we witness Danielle’s fight towards recovery from more than just heroin, as Addictarium brings the readers on a fascinating and harrowing, brutal tale of a young women’s recovery from total and mass self-destruction.” – Goodreads

Review: This is not my normal go-to genre or subject matter. I have never done drugs or known anyone who has. With that said, I enjoyed this book. It felt so real, so honest. It was brute about, it was unforgiving about it. Which just gave it that edge. You felt like you were there with them, with her going through the emotions that were raging through her.

This story is based on the Author’s life. It includes poems, passages that are taken from different elements of her life. It was again another nice touch. The Author made references to where these parts came from.

(Disclaimer: I received a free copy from Publisher. Does not affect my review.)