Little, Brown and Company
498 pages (I listened to it on an 11-disc audiobook)
YA / Paranormal Romance / Vampires
There’s no definitive definition of emotional or psychological abuse, but according the medical portion of TheFreeDictionary.com, psychological abuse is:
A form of mistreatment in which there is intent to cause mental or emotional pain or injury; includes verbal aggression, statements intended to humiliate or infantilize, insults, threats of abandonment or institutionalization; results in stress, social withdrawal, long-term or recalcitrant depression, anxiety
According to the Conflict Tactics Scale – a scale used to identify harmful relationships – psychological abuse fits within three different categories:
Verbal aggression (e.g., "Your partner has said something to upset/annoy you");
Dominant behaviors (e.g., "I have tried to prevent my partner from seeing/speaking to their family");
Jealous behaviors (e.g., "Your partner has accused you of maintaining other parallel relations").
If I was smart, I would probably stop here, walk away, not offend any readers, but I’m not that smart and I do have other things to say, primarily:
I REALLY HATE THIS BOOK
Do not move forward if you are easily offended. Mild cursing ahead.