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The Voice in My Head

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  291 ratings  ·  103 reviews
From the author of Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now comes an unforgettable novel about facing the impossible, dealing with family chaos—and making sense of everything you are.

For Indigo Phillips, life has always been her and her identical twin—Violet. The perfectly dressed, gentle, popular sister. But now Violet is terminally ill and, in a few hours, plans to die on her own
Published May 28th 2019 by Inkyard
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Anonyma'am Read PinkAmy's review. I had the same question; her review answered it.

TL;DR - not too religious and, apparently, not preachy.

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May 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Hmm. I’m not sure how to feel about this one.

Indigo and Violet are twin sisters. And one of them is dying. Indigo can’t imagine life
without her twin, so she attempts suicide, but her attempt is unsuccessful.

A broken arm, a concussion and one voice of God later, had Indigo dragging her terminally ill sister on a trip to the Wave. The voice in her head tells her if she gets her sister to the wave, she’ll live.

Determination and a mustard seed of faith take the family on a barely planned road trip
PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of THE VOICE IN MY HEAD by Dana L Davis in exchange for my honest review.***

Indigo prepares to jump from a building when she hears a voice in her head claiming to be god. Not wanting to live without her terminally ill twin Violet, god tells Indigo her sister will live if they visit The Wave. Instead of swallowing pills to die with dignity, Violet agrees to take a road trip with her family.

Depending on the reader’s perspective, Indigo’s
The Nerd Daily
Jun 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Sasha Zatz

In Dana L. Davis’s The Voice In My Head, our main character, Indigo, and her family go on a road trip and the story will take the reader on a journey too with it filled with plenty of emotion. Not 70 pages in, you may find yourself already crying and laughing over a beautifully written story whose characters will stay with you forever.

Indigo was unique and smart and every member of the Phillips family were great, plus Pastor Jed of
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: roadtrip, 2019, netgalley
Thanks to Netgalley for the chance to read early for an honest review.

This book.

From the beginning of the story, I was laughing out-loud. Indigo's family is crazy in the best possible way. They were hilarious and the way they interacted felt authentic. There were so many good lines that I wanted to stop and remember.

This book deals with some pretty heavy issues - a suicide attempt and euthanasia. The humor is in no way downplaying these. And I think the discussion questions at the end are a good
The Voice In My Head is a sad story. Twins Indigo and Violet have lost the closeness they once shared but for a good reason. At eighteen years old, one of the twins, Violet, is terminal. Dying. The grief of the surviving sister is a palpable thing. Indigo begins to hear the voice of God telling her things to do to save her sister. The story is far fetched for me. It's proof that people will believe what they want to believe even though it's ridiculous. It's a sad story about a family in the ...more
Ok.. this book was just sad!!!

Ugh... super heart breaking :(.
The book follows the story of two 18 year old twin sisters Indigo and Violet who have lost their connection along the way of growing up. Indigo and Violet are the polar opposite of one another. Violet is suffering from an intense illness that will ultimately take her life. Violet is given a choice to end her life with dignity. This changes when Indigo hears the word of God in her head. This mysterious god voice is telling Indigo that
May 30, 2019 added it
one of the first times o dnf an arc and i dropped really quick

was not a fan
Inkyard Press
Young Adult Family, Young Adult Social Themes
Llyr Heller-Humphreys
Beautiful story about family and love.
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an e-arc of this title in exchange for an honest review!

TW for suicide, medical assisted suicide, terminal illness/medical stuff.

Indigo's twin sister Violet has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. Indigo, unable to fathom life without her twin sister decides to jump from a building. But before she does, she calls to God to help. Then, just as Indigo decides not to jump, God answers back and she's so surprised that she falls off the building.

Mona  AlvaradoFrazier
I selected this book based on an interesting premise: Twin sisters, 18-year-old Indigo and Violet, are not close. Indigo lives in the shadow of her popular sister, Violet who becomes terminally ill. When she plans to die on her own terms via medically assisted death, Indigo spirals into desperation in her efforts to cope. That’s when she begins to hear a mysterious voice—a voice claiming to be God. The voice insists that if she takes Violet to a remote rock formation in the Arizona desert, her ...more
Ms. Woc Reader
When I first read the description of this book I passed it over unsure of what to expect. The words terminally ill jumped out at me and I assumed this would just be another one of those sad stories about the journey towards someone's death. But while Violet was very sick this story instead chose to focus on her being alive. The family goes on a journey based off the hope that she will be cured. And we follow them along for this crazy road trip. There were characters who I didn't enjoy but we get ...more
Jan 12, 2019 rated it liked it
(ARC provided by Netgalley in return for my honest opinion.)

Indigo's sister is dying. As in, she's terminal. As in she's going to die by doctor assisted suicide. As in Indigo is about to be one half of a set. Overwhelmed at the prospect of living without her twin, Indigo climbs a building, prepared to die, too. But before she can leap, she hears a voice telling her that if she takes her sister to Arizona, she'll live. Always a believer, her sister Violet agrees, and the whole family takes off on
Seema Rao
Mar 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Davis’ second book is about twins, one of whom is terminally ill. Interestingly enough, the plot is less well-done than Davis’ first book. But, the writing and character development are better. This book is a total tear-jerker. I am impressed at how Davis engages YA audiences in faith and death while maintaining moments of levity. As Davis says in her author’s note, this is a book about family. The relationship between the two sisters is very well done.


Thanks to Edelweiss+ for the ARC in
Moony MeowPoff
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
*Got this book as an ARC from Edelweiss+*

Oh my god. this book, it was so beautiful, so heartbreaking. I don't even know what to say. I feel it in my bones, in my heart and soul how much it sort of affected me, how it made me think, and feel - and let alone, how it made me want to live my life to the fullest. I loved it, but i also, hated it? i hated how heartbreaking it was, how i rooted for...another ending of sorts... i am an emotional person, and it shows, i'm crying for Indigo, i'm crying
May 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin Teen for the advance Kindle copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

/5 for this 5.28.19 release. Indigo and Violet are identical twins. When Violet, who is terminally ill, decides to exercise her right to die by medical assistance, Indigo starts hearing a voice that claims to be God. With the help of this voice, Indigo convinces her family to take one last trip, hoping to keep Violet alive. Sad and deep, this one is a good fit for high school readers.
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, fiction, giveaway
I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway.

This is the story of Indigo trying to make her way through an incredibly difficult time that has impacted her entire family. She starts to hear a voice in her head, which leads her family on a wild road trip in a desperate situation.

I fell in love with this family very quickly and I wanted all good things for them. I was incredibly impressed with how Dana L. Davis dealt with such a difficult topic, death with dignity, that includes humor, hijinks and
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
This was wonderful. Dana Davis continues to impress me with the difficult subjects she takes on in her YA novels. This one includes assisted suicide and hearing the voice of God. I was concerned it would come off as preachy. Happily, I was wrong. I loved getting to know Indigo and her family. There was lots of laughter and a few tears. I'm already looking forward to Dana's next one.
May 24, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a unique story about twin sisters who will go to the ends of the earth for one another. Indigo must face the fact her sister is fatally ill but it's an impossible task. Just when all hope seems lost, she begins to hear a voice in her head claiming to be God.

Typically, I would steer clear of any story with a heavy religious subtext, but I decided to step outside my comfort zone with this book because I was curious about how the story would play out. I liked the unorthodox interpretation
Gregory Schwartz
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an engrossing book! I love Dana Davis' books because she does the heavy lifting for me by crafting excellent, gripping, approachable stories and she allows my critical mind to disengage. So I can just read, get lost in the narrative, and enjoy. This is what a book is supposed to be -- an escape, and also a nourishing experience for your mind and soul. I'm so glad I got ahold of an advanced copy!
Lynne Lambdin
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes a reader can get into a rut. When you read heavily, stories become predictable, sound alike and content begins to lack originality. I went into The Voice in My Head expecting the issues described. But what I got was a story that had me hooked and compulsively reading as if Voilet's life depended on it. And what a life experience it was.

Voilet and Indigo are eighteen year old identical twins. While they have the same DNA, their personalities could not be more different. Which is quite
Dec 29, 2018 rated it liked it
My full review can be found on the Epilie Aspie Chick blog!

Thank you to Inkyard Press for providing the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

At it's core, this book is about two sisters who lost their close connection along the way. Indigo and Violet together are such a sweet combination and once they finally talk about their life, it's nice to see their bond grow closer again and open up to each other. Unfortunately, this doesnt happen until late in the book and truthfully I would've liked
Samantha (WLABB)
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rating: 3.5 Stars

The time had arrived. Indigo's twin sister, Violet, would be "dying with dignity", and in a last ditch attempt, Indigo called out to God to allow her sister to live. What she didn't expect was for God to answer back. A family road trip resulted from her talks with God, and this road trip turned out to be an enlightening and healing journey for the entire family.

Beware, this book was pretty sad. It was about a family taking their final journey together as a whole unit. One child
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a 'coming of age' story about African-American twins who diverge in mind and heart when one decides to end her life with dignity after a severe, incurable lung illness and the other starts to hear the voice of "God" in her head.

I am not a big fan of grief reading. I enjoy the occasional Jodi Picoult novel but it isn't my first choice. So I when I picked up The Voice, I did it to resolve the 'problem' I had in needing to find out what actually WAS the voice in Indigo's head (spiritual,
Aug 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was oddly lovely. The premise made me a bit uncomfortable, but the writing won me over... Indigo and Violet are identical twins. But Violet has a terminal illness and has decides she's rather die with dignity than die in pain. Indigo would do anything to not live life without her sister, and suddenly she gets the option when a voice claiming to be God tells her that if she can convince the whole family to take a roadtrip from Seattle to Arizona, Violet will live. What follows is a week ...more
Sally Maxwell
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Harlequin TEEN for the arc of this book.
Such a heartbreakingly good read, I loved this book, it made me full on ugly cry, and touched my heart. Anyone with siblings will understand how Indigo feels, and her struggles with her parents.
It was lovely how they all came together, even though it was such a sad story, but very well written.
Goldie Herechuk
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book through the goodreads giveaway. A very interesting and well-written story. It caught my attention right from the first page to the last page.
Traci Kismarton
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
not really my thing.
Jul 27, 2019 rated it liked it
this book was ok, i didn’t like the fact how she didn’t care about her sisters help at times. reading rush challenge- read a book with purple on the cover
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
All the tears.
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