Monday, February 14, 2011

Review: Bleeding Violet

Title: Bleeding Violet
Author: Dia Reeves
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 454
Source: personally owned

Description: 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

My thoughts: I had had a little bit of interest in Bleeding Violet but hadn’t gotten around to reading it. Then I committed to reading Slice of Cherry for Night Owl Reviews and when I saw that it was the sequel I figured now was the time incase anything was important in the next one.

Honestly it was a struggle to finish. It says in the description that it is a strange town but it was just a complete mess. There was just too much going on that I had a hard time being able to connect with anything or anyone to make it easier to keep reading. It seemed like everyone had some kind of problem and some people had too many to keep up with.

I would not recommend this for anyone younger than 16. I know that people don’t like censorship so when the author has the freedom to write what they want we do have to admit though that sometimes what they write is only actually appropriate for a certain age. There is a lot of violence, language and several sexual references. If I was a parent I would be looking at how mature my child was before letting them read this.

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  1. On behalf of all the responsible mothers of the universe -

    Thank you.

  2. ...and the semi-responsible mothers, too. I kind of need to make sure I am including myself.

  3. Sad that you didn't really like it! I have it waiting to be read right now, but I loved Slice of Cherry! It isn't really a sequel from what I understand, just set in the same town. I hope you like that one more than you liked this one!


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