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Every Last Psycho: A Collection of Two Novellas

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'Every Last Psycho' contains two tales of two girls; 'Every Last Thought' and 'Psycho Girl.'

One girl hears voices screaming in the shadows; the other burns with self-absorbed hunger.

Every Last Thought:

‘Rocking backwards and forwards; deep breaths in and out’

Sixteen-year-old Tess Davis suffers from schizophrenia, triggered six years ago by the onset of her twin brot
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Kindle Edition, 1st, 240 pages
Published July 13th 2018 by Zarina Macha
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Britt
1.5 Stars

{Title}: Every Last Thought
{Trigger Warning}: Rape, Substance Abuse, Schizophrenia
{Review}: All right, so, I usually love dark themes in books, and I LOVE the references to The Bell Jar - it was one of my favorite assigned readings in school when I read it in 11th grade. From what I remember about the book, I think I can definitely see some parallels between Tess and Sylvia Plath/her character.
However, I think the plot itself - and Tess's first person narration in general - could have
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Kelli Santistevan
May 24, 2020 rated it liked it
* I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and I am voluntarily leaving a review. *

Dark, gripping, and unsettling at times, this psychological drama spins two tales of troubled teens; schizophrenic Tess and psychopathic Evelyn.
Recommended for mature readers aged fourteen and over who enjoy intense young-adult books about mental illness.

I found both stories interesting and they captured my attention. I wanted to know what was going to happen in both of them. I wouldn’t read this book
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Steph Warren
Jul 11, 2018 rated it liked it
*I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*

These two novellas have many similarities: both feature a young, female protagonist; both deal with some very difficult issues and both employ a first-person perspective.

In ‘Every Last Thought’ the first person narrative gives a fascinating insight into the inner life of someone struggling with her mental health and substance addiction issues due to self-medicating her distress. The
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Sara Oxton
May 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Every Last Psycho by Zarina Macha a differing pair of four-star reads. This was a good collection, but they could have done with being longer, but I always feel that with shorter stories. This consists of Every Last Thought and Psycho Girl and I think in my eyes Psycho Girl was the stronger story, it just seemed to flow more naturally. Every Last Thought covers some very dark topics and shines a light on some that we don’t often see, the light shining I liked, but the dark topics I didn’t enjoy ...more
Bunnycore
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Zephyr's Bookshelf

Author: Zarina Macha
Genre: Young Adult
Page Count: 240

Every Last Thought:

The first book is about a girl who suffers from Schizophrenia. She hears voices and has delusions. She attempts to have a normal childhood and it fails hard for her. My heart was cracked open and I bled with this poor girl.

Honestly, I don’t know much about this disease and reading it through the eyes of a 16-year-old girl it made me feel the pain I didn’t know I could feel. I may be in my
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Angela
Apr 22, 2020 rated it liked it
3 Stars

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 suc
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Kimberly Evans
Jul 15, 2018 rated it liked it
I received a free ARC copy with no obligation to review; this is my honest opinion.

I will start by saying that this book is not something I would usually read. It is darker, more confronting and yet there's something there that kept me engaged.

Author, Zarina Macha is a musician and a writer that was born in North London and currently studies Songwriting and Creative Artistry at The Academy of Contemporary Music in Surrey. Her debut book, Every Last Psycho, is a collection of two novellas; Every
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Mannie MizzFizz Hagan
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
When I first heard about this book I was really excited. And I anxiously awaited for this book to come out in paperback as I love the feeling of the paper between my fingers.
Before I had even started reading I knew that it would cover dark themes and have me tingling and engrossed into the story. I knew it would make me feel a little uncomfortable and question my judgements, decisions and perceptions.
However, I was somewhat mistaken. Why?? Because although I did love the book, I was completely
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Amy Buckle / Amy's Bookshelf
This book is made up of two novellas: Every Last Thought and Psycho Girl. The first centres around a girl called Tess who has schizophrenia and is in love with her best friend Ed. She struggles to cope with her illness, and despite her parents’ best intensions, Tess turns to drugs and alcohol to help her cope. Her friends Ed and Monique try their best to help her, but she is beyond their reach; will they be able to help her, or will she succumb to her addiction first? The next story is about Eve ...more
Deb Ramos
Apr 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*


“Every Last Psycho: A collection Of Two Novellas” by Zarina Macha, is deep dark dive into the human psyche of two girls who suffer from a mental disorder.
The first book in the collection “Every Last Thought” is about Tess who is Schizophrenic. The book is in Tess’s narrative about her day to day thoughts and actions as she deals with her illness. There are two other characters in
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C.M. Fritzen
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Every Last Psycho is a collection of two novellas by Zarina Macha, a British author based in London. As an American reader, it was extremely interesting to read the characters’ inflections and diction as well as get a glimpse into the university and schooling systems.
In both novellas, the narrator is in school preparing and working through A-levels. Tess, in ‘Every Last Thought,’ is struggling with schizophrenia and addiction (to both substances and her best male friend) while Evelyn, in ‘Psych
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Kathryn
May 26, 2019 rated it liked it
I was sent a free copy to enjoy and review. This has not affected the review I have given in any way.

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I would have given this book 3 1/2 stars, but I could not see as an option. I enjoyed both stories, but I feel that as one story is a lot stronger than the other, that this would be a fair score to give.

I actually read "Psycho Girl" first, which is the second story in the book. It seemed to appeal more to me from reading t
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Faith
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book contains two novellas about two different teen girls. Both hit you upside the head and you don’t know which way to turn as you feel empathy and compassion for both characters as they go through life’s motions all on their own. I loved each novella for two different reasons but I’ll explain later in this review.
In “Every Last Psycho,” you find yourself feeling nothing but compassion for 16-yr-old Tess as she’s lost her brother which is a tough pill to swallow as she struggles through l
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Debi
Apr 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Every Last Psycho: A Collection of Two Novellas by Zarina Macha

5 Stars

This is my first time reading anything by this author, and I love the writing style and the flow of these stories. These were seriously tough stories to read, but written so well and although I don't have a lot of knowledge about these subjects I feel as though I understand them just a bit more after reading more about them. I imagine these two young women suffer from things that are a reality to people around the world, and m
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Petrina Binney
Mar 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Every Last Psycho by Zarina Macha
First published, July 2018

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

This book is a collection of two novellas, Every Last Thought and Psycho Girl, both of which feature young, female protagonists with very dark thoughts.

I found the descriptions of mental illness, as experienced by Tess, the teenage main character in Every Last Thought, really interesting. I felt very deeply for her, especially with all the horrors and trauma she goes through. And I liked the character of Ed, best friend of Tess
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Laura Furuta
Apr 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every Last Psycho: A Collection of Two Novellas
By Zarina Macha
5 out of 5 stars

The book Every Last Psycho: A Collection of Two Novellas are two tales with two very interesting main characters. The first one is Tess Davis. She is in the story Every Last Thought. Tess is a young girl who has schizophrenia triggered by the death of her twin brother. She is trying to survive, and this story tells about her downward spiral after living through a horrible trauma, as well as discovering that her best
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Liz
May 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a set of two novellas from Zarina Macha whom I had read before and was certain I needed to read these as well as soon as I saw them. I have to start off with the major trigger warning I think just needs to be said. These books are not for the faint of heart when it comes to topics such as, substance abuse, rape, severe mental illness, and many more heavy topics that come with those together as well. The concepts and other literary and also other media forms that were pulled in and used w ...more
Carrie
May 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 stars!
Very interesting read. Not really my scene, but I was easily pulled into both stories. Both stories are very rough in that they include some sensitive topics such as mental illness, rape, drugs and murder.
My heart was completely broken for Tess. The first time it broke was when she lost her brother and because of it turned into a schizophrenic. The second time my heart broke was when she confessed her feelings to Ed and was regretfully denied. The third time my heart broke was when she
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Kerry  carr
May 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book has 2 stories inside.

The first one called Every Last Thought is a real hard story to read. It contains themes such as mental illness, rape and drug and alcohol abuse. Although these are hard subject to read about it has been written with respect. We follow the journey of Tess. A teenage girl who suffers from schizophrena. She struggles with life as the voices in her head make life hard. So she uses alcohol and eventually drugs to cope with it. Its a heartbreaking and also an eye openin
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Daisy Fallows
May 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Every last psycho is a novella of two short stories concerning two teenage girls both facing different mental health issues.

The first story, Every last thought, is about a girl named Tess who deals with schizophrenia and other hard hitting issues such as drug abuse, sexual assault and extreme dependence on people. Although the topics can be triggering, Macha pulls the reader in and shows us how mental illness can affect a persons life, and I felt as if I was in the story with these characters,
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Heather Bass
May 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read from this author and she got my full attention. I absolutely love a good psycho thriller but this author exceeded all my expectations. This book contains two novellas of two very different teenage girls. You will have a love and hate relationship with these girls but it will definitely open your eyes. I was so addicted to these stories I read them both in one day. I can’t wait to see what this author will write next.

The first novella was about a teen girl name
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Tausha Treadway
Apr 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Every Last Psycho: A Collection of Two Novellas by Zarina Macha. This is a collection of 2 stories about young girls with severe mental issues. The first Every Last Thought is about 16 year old Tess Davis who suffers from schizophrenia that is triggered by her twin brothers death. When she meets a boy at school named Ed he gives her a new lease on life. She and Ed are best friends and all is great until she start falling in love with him. When Ed gets a girlfriend Tess is shattered. She starts t ...more
Dawn Daughenbaugh
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Star
Every Last Psycho: A Collection of Two Novellas by Zarina Macha

Every Last Psycho : A Collection of Two Novellas by Zarina Macha is two different stories that will grip your heart from the very beginning and doesn’t let go till the end. There are twists and turns that had me on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what happens next. My emotions were all over the place . Up first we have Tess and she’s a young girl who has schizophrenia that is triggered by the death of her twin brothe
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Janalyn Prude
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In the first book psycho girl test is not the most likable person. I understand she has mental issues and I get that, but even people with mental disorders can be unlikable. I did like the book and thought the author did a great job with it. I must say though I thought the second but every last thought was much better and even though they have dark themes in it, I thought the author dealt with them in a real way and not a phony Hollywood funny way. Then again there is no great way to deal with s ...more
Bobbi Wagner
Apr 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a young-adult thriller book that has two short stories about two different girls. This is not my first book by this author but it is my favorite for sure. They are both great stories that have characters that took me on twists and turns that kept me turning pages just waiting to see what would happen next. First, Tess is a girl that suffers from schizophrenia who falls in love but she learns that her love is not reciprocated. She loses control of her life and drug induced delusions take ...more
Candida Hopper
Apr 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Every Last Psycho: A Collection of Two Novellas
by Zarina Macha

This is a dark and haunting read. Both books were very intriguing and informative. The first one is about Tess and her schizophrenic spiraling that brought forth an emotive response. I found myself hoping that despite her mental illness she could find some long term happiness. I liked the characters of her two good friends that just wanted what was best for her and wanted to be there for her as much as they could for their age.
The s
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Meg Tyrrell
May 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
** Contains graphic depictions of violence, sexual assault and drug abuse. Some material may be unsuitable for minors and thus should proceed with caution**
This is a first time author for me. This book has two separate novella’s. The first has Tess as our lead female character- she’s been diagnosed with schizophrenia triggered by the death of her twin brother Stanley. This is her story about dealing with her diagnoses and how she copes with things, which really isn’t a healthy way to cope, but
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Nur
May 14, 2020 rated it liked it
The first novella, Every Last Thought was good but I would have preferred a little more description. I found it difficult to sympathize with the main character Tess because there just wasn't enough opportunity to get to know her and care about her. The storyline was strong, it just needed a little more detail. Also, I found that it was very protagonist focused which is okay, but there was obviously a lot more going on with the other characters that I was hoping to see more of.

I had a really hard
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Michelle Leigh Marchesi
Jul 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received a complimentary copy of the book from the author via Voracious Readers Only
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Every Last Thought - This novella felt a bit chaotic at times but that honestly added to the appeal of this story. Reading through the pages felt like a direct connection to what must be going on in Tess's brain and all the ups and downs she is going through. The story definitely deserves its trigger warnings with its amount of tragic events so I would caution anyone dealing with sexual abuse, substance abuse,
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Michelle Leigh Marchesi
I received a free copy from the author through Voracious Readers Only

Every Last Thought - This novella felt a bit chaotic at times but that honestly added to the appeal of this story. Reading through the pages felt like a direct connection to what must be going on in Tess's brain and the all the ups and downs she is going through. The story definitely deserves its trigger warnings with its amount of tragic events so I would caution anyone dealing with sexual abuse, substance abuse, and/or schizo
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Zarina Macha is an author, blogger, and musician born and raised in London, UK. She studied Songwriting and Creative Artistry at The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in Guildford. She regularly writes a social commentary blog titled ‘The Zarina Macha Blog.’ In her spare time, she loves reading and annoying people about Game of Thrones (yes, she adored the much-hated ending).

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