34773853.jpgFix Me

by Lisa M. Conkhrite

Expected Publication: November 28, 2017

Paperback, 205 pages


(Thanks to Netgally Flux &, I received an ARC of this book to review)



Penelope Wryter’s life has been a mess ever since her sister committed suicide a year ago. Now Pen’s hooked on Fix, an illegal drug that makes her feel, think, and see differently. The hallucinations are intense, but there’s one vision that keeps Pen coming back for more–Nate. He’s the only person who cares about her. Too bad he’s just a side effect of the drug. Pen knows she’s going nowhere fast. She’s desperate to change. But when she tries to say goodbye to Nate, he professes his love for her making her more confused than ever. Then, when a girl from school goes missing during a bad Fix trip, Pen realizes she may be in a lot more danger than she ever imagined. Unless Pen straightens up and faces reality quick, she might be the next missing girl on the list.



This book kept my entire attention, from beginning to end. It was unlike anything I have ever read before, which is really hard to find.  I love how descriptive the book is without being overly descriptive. I also loved that the chapters were concise, and there wasn’t much extra to the book.

From what I’ve always heard, people do drugs to escape from something, which Pen is definitely doing, but she is also running to something (Nate). I found that very interesting. Personally I love reading books where I feel like I am jumping into the character’s life. I love when there is a back story and let me tell you this back story really was awesome.

I thought the author did a wonderful job of writing about the tough topic of addiction with knowledge and sensitivity. Overtime I felt like I was going to predict a twist or turn, I was very wrong! I was so caught of guard by the way the story ended (in the best possible way) it cemented the fact that this book was definitely my type.


  1. This sounds really good! Great review! Do you think it could be a trigger for those who have witnessed addiction first hand? I’m only asking bc I’ve had 2 people very close to me pass away from overdoses. This book sounds good, but I’m just not sure if it would be triggering for me or not. Sorry if this got a little personal.

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  2. Much for the same reasons that Danielle expressed in her comment I think this would be a harder read for me, but I think I will be adding it to my TBR because it does sound very much like the real life struggle that an addict has. That thing (here Nate) that keeps dragging you back to it, but also another part of you wanting to get away from it (here the missing people). It sounds like this author took some concepts that are well known when working with those with addiction issues, so I would like to see the execution for sure.

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      1. Sometimes being triggered or connecting with a book because of the subject matter is important. It is why some people read certain types of books to connect on their issues, but I do appreciate the fact that you don’t want to push a book that could be bad for someone onto them! 🙂

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