Empty Cup By Suzanne Costigan Review

Empty Cup by Suzanne Costigan cover.Empty Cup by Suzanne Costigan is about a girl named Raven, who was abused in many ways, including being raped by her mothers boyfriend.

I had a lot of different feelings  while reading this book. I got totally ticked off, and if I could have reached that man (or someone like him) he wouldn’t have been happy about it. Then, later on I got even more mad at her teacher. I was also ticked off at her mom.

Raven did have some really good friends to help her. And she grew to be really strong, and turned out to be a lot smarter than her mother, who it turned out had her own demons. That doesn’t make what she did ok, just more understandable.

This is a good book with a lot of surprises.

About the book:

Mom’s new boyfriend is creepy.

On the night of her seventeenth birthday, Raven finds out he isn’t just creepy, he’s dangerous. He leaves Raven broken and bleeding, but Mom blames her for what happened. She kicks Raven out of the house with nothing but a blanket to protect her from a frigid winter night.




As Raven struggles with the aftermath of the ultimate betrayal, she seeks solace in her imagination and a teacher who seems to understand her situation. She ultimately discovers that her world won’t change if she relies upon someone else to do it. Real change begins within.

About the author:

Author Suzanne Costigan.Suzanne Costigan is a child welfare advocate, supporting high risk children in her home, and an active member of the Winnipeg writing community. Empty Cup is her first novel.

Connect with the Author:

 WebsiteTwitter Facebook | Goodreads

You can buy your own copy of Empty Cup at any of these retail stores :

Amazon | Barnes & Noble| TBD| IndieBound | Chapters Indigo

You can enter to win a copy of the book on the Rafflecopter form below. There will be seven winners. 2 from the US/CAN will win a physical copy, and 5 International winners will receive digital copies. The winners will be drawn March 27th.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This post is part of a Blog Tour hosted by Chapter by Chapter.

Empty Cup Blog Tour banner.

I received a free book to review.


  1. Hi Elle,

    Thank you for the review of Empty Cup and for being a host along our book blog tour! I appreciate you taking the time.

    If any followers have any questions, please post them, I’ll be around throughout they day to answer them.


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