Every Last Psycho: A Collection of Two Novellas by Zarina Macha is YA fiction- with darker elements, drama, sensitive subjects, and emotion.
I loved the cover, and thought the premise of this book sounded quite intriguing, so I snapped up a copy to explore. The book contains two novellas, “Every Last Thought” which follows Tess- and “Psycho Girl” which focuses on Evelyn. The stories are a little darker than I anticipated- which should have been right up my alley- but because they were such short stories, I think they fell short of the initial promise that they held.
In my opinion, I really think the ‘topics’ needed to be ‘fleshed out more’- the darker elements needed more time to ‘simmer’ and garner the depth and impact they might have otherwise had- but instead fell a little short due to trying to make the stories ‘fit’ in a smaller amount of space. I would love to see what they could become given more room to ‘grow’.
Will definitely check out her next book/s though.
Thank you, Zarina Macha!
Reviewed by @angelahayes