Friday, March 12, 2010

I don't write long book reviews...

...and I'm not going to start now. BUT. All of you need to go buy or borrow or download a copy of Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves.


It's that A M A Z I N G.

Might be a little tough on the eyes, but in honor of Hanna I'm writing the rest of this post in violet. If you've already this book you know why. ; )

We received a copy of Bleeding Violet from Simon & Schuster for our feature in April so I was bound to read it, but it was when I saw my writing friend, Lacey, rave about it on Twitter and the review on her blog that I got really excited. She was spot on with how sexy and dark and crazy it is.

Check out the summary below for yourself, but know that it fails to reveal the awesomeness that is this book. Freaky new creatures (eep! no vamps, wolves, demons or faeries! not that there's anything wrong with them), a girl that actually has major issues that aren't the average teen angst. Hanna can be a hot mess but you can't help but love her for the way she doesn't give a shit. She's fearless in a way you don't see in a lot of stories. I could go on and on but you REALLY need to check this one out for yourself. It's just that good.

Love can be a dangerous thing....Hanna simply wants to be loved. With a head plagued by hallucinations, a medicine cabinet full of pills, and a closet stuffed with frilly, violet dresses, Hanna's tired of being the outcast, the weird girl, the freak. So she runs away to Portero, Texas in search of a new home.

But Portero is a stranger town than Hanna expects. As she tries to make a place for herself, she discovers dark secrets that would terrify any normal soul. Good thing for Hanna, she's far from normal. As this crazy girl meets an even crazier town, only two things are certain: Anything can happen and no one is safe.

I'm so putting this one back into my to-be-read pile for a second rotation.


Precious said...

Hi Rebecca! I read and reviewed Bleeding Violet! And I totally agree! It is a wonderful book. It has different elements in it. Plus the story is very original. I loved it.

jessjordan said...

This is in my yet-to-be-purchased, TBR pile, which gets bigger every day. Thanks for the review!