New Release + Review: Drowning by Margaret McHeyzer

Drowning by Margaret McHeyzer

🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩 hats from Julia!

Julia’s Review:

Drowning was very personal for me, as someone who struggled with cutting throughout my life. The struggle shown for Ivy is a terribly accurate account. Margaret McHeyzer shined light on this in the most beautiful way. I feel for Ivy. I was screaming at her a few times. Screaming ‘it’s ok’, yet also cringing from the struggle. Stay strong. It’s more than two words for some, it’s a mantra for some. I cried, I yelled, I broke. I just wanted to take Ivy in my arms and tell her it does get better. It’s hard work but it does get better. This book will suck every emotion from you. It will leave you completely opened and raw. Make you feel as if you’re broken too. Until we see the light. Until Ivy shows us how not to win the battle, but how to win the war.

Drowning is an emotional ride that I hope opens someone’s eyes and let’s them get help. Ivy and Tobias both have demons. They recognize the demons in each other’s eyes and fall for each other at the tender age of 18. Both of them struggle through embarrassment and lies. Both come through it. This is a story of strife, heartbreak, and mental illness. It’s also a story of hope and surviving and staying strong.

I loved every piece of this book. I loved the message and I also loved having someone speak out on cutting and open some eyes on it. I honestly think I’d have made my own mother read this if it was around when I started cutting. The shame and embarrassment lead to hope and strength. Ivy and Tobias fought their demons hard and came out stronger.


Title: Drowning
Author: Margaret McHeyzer
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: March 18, 2018


I’m a
I cut
because I find solace in it.
I cut
because it helps calm my frantic mind.
I cut
because the voices inside my head tell me to.
I cut
because this is the only way I know how to handle life.
Purchase Links
$2.99 for a limited time
Author Bio





**Write something worth reading**
I’m Margaret and I’m a self-published author.
Recently I was fortunate in obtaining New York Times best selling status on my YA/NA book – Ugly, and my YA book – Mistrust.
My last three books have been YA and I’m completely in love with the genre. I love being able to communicate with people through my words and stories.
My writing genres all differ, but the one thing I keep consistent is my heroines. All my female lead characters are strong, gutsy and not the ‘perfect’ woman. While my books all have romantic elements in them, they aren’t just about the romance. They’re about finding strength, acceptance and making life long connections.
I hope you enjoy my stories as much as I have while writing them.


Author Links



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: