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The Ultra Violets (The Ultra Violets #1)

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It all started with the mysterious purple goo . . .
What happens when four best friends find themselves splattered with a bubbling, genetically altering substance during a seemingly innocent sleepover in a secret, see-through, high-tech, futuristic lab? They develop superpowers, that's what! Iris, Cheri, Scarlet, and Opaline are destined to become . . .
ebook, 256 pages
Published March 5th 2013 by Razorbill
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Áine Ryan
At first I thought I wasn't going to like this book, as the 'sassy' attitudes and sarcasm don't work on the 7-year-old girls we meet at the beginning.
However, after the intro, when we skip forward 4 years and they're 11/12, their personalities do work better, and the colloquial narrator won me over - think Powerpuff Girls narrator, but a woman.
Similar to TVs Totally Spies or PPG, with all-female cast of strong, clever women/girls, and themes of friendship & accepting differences, I think thi...more
Jeff Raymond
It's so...purple!

The best thing I can say about this is that the artwork is fun, but the story is ultimately dragged down by too much of an attempt to make sure all the boxes are checked in terms of archetypes instead of really pushing a good superhero story for girls. The book ends up being unfortunately forgettable in that case without adding anything new in a genre that could really stand to have a standout, superlative book in it.

Really unfortunate read, I recommend a pass.

Source: Received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I received this book unsolicited from the publisher and thought it looked adorable. It kind of reminded me of the Powerpuff Girls and I love stories focusing on female friendship especially during the years of middle-school, which are tough. As shown on the cover, this book is about four young girls and incorporates the color purple. In fact, the font is purple throughout (but still perfectly readable if that's a co...more
I received The Ultra Violets out of the blue, so I really didn’t know what to expect. I don’t mind reading Middle Grade books as you could probably tell if you’ve seen some of my Middle Grade reviews. I just found The Ultra Violets to be a little too much for me. Don’t get me wrong though, it is a good book I just feel like it is strictly aimed towards young kids and there really isn’t much wiggle room there as far as the age of the reader goes.

If you’re a parent with young children, especially...more
The Ultra-Violets was a fun and cute read for younger girls. I thought the plot line was interesting but it was very very full of rainbows and sparkles (as in only girly girls would enjoy this book). I found the characters to be pretty flat, as in "this is the tomboy", "this is the girly girl", but likable. I thought that Opal was the most multi layered of the characters and I thought her development from passive to overly aggressive and evil was interesting. A couple things that I'm not sure ho...more
Kaleena Melotti
The Ultra Violets by Sophie Bell is a middle grade action-packed purple adventure! First off, let me say, I *loved* this book and I think my daughters will love this book too! The illustrations by Chris Battle were completely awesome. And, if you couldn't tell, everything was PURPLE (even in the Kindle ebook)! No, black and white boring print and drawings... all purple! (And, that's my favorite color!)

We meet the main characters, Iris, Cheri, Scarlet, and Opaline, as giddy little second-graders...more
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This book was a cute story for girls. It was definitely aimed for younger kids though. I probably would have enjoyed it when I was really young, but it is really long for the desired age range (I would say 7-11 years old). I really liked all of the pop Luther references. They were really funny and entertaining. However, for this book being written for such a you g age, I'm not sure the readers would understand or even notice those r...more
Nikki H
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From the very beginning I fell in love with this book. I needed a pick me up after the heaviness of my last book, and this book did the job and more! I laughed so hard at this the entire time. Mostly because of my love for puns and this read was FULL of them and I loved it. My favorite was from Cheri, the one who loved animals, "Salami" the weiner dog. Cutest thing ever lol
The story line is nothing short of adorable. They start o...more
Four young girls were best friends and their moms all worked as scientists. At a sleepover one night, their babysitter accidentally spilled a substance all over them. The friends had to move away and lost touch. Then one day Iris's hair turned purple, for no known reason. Then the girls end up moving back to attend the same school. After another sleepover, they realize that they are all a bit different. They can now do things that they couldn't before. They need to figure out how to use their po...more
When teenius (teen-genius) Candace was babysitting 4 precocious seven-year-olds one night, her helio-mixture of scientific proportions went awry covering the little girls with purplely goo. Little did they know at the time that they would all acquire some super-powers (some good, some bad). Fast forward four years, and now these 11-year-olds are starting to come into their powers...super-fashionable Cheri is now a math-wizard and friend to forsaken animals everywhere, Scarlet uses her athletic a...more
i got the book randomly at chapters. i really just thought it would be like any female super heroes, fun and dramatic. well u got the dramatic part right. i thought if anyone out there has ever watched the show teenage mutant ninja turtles, this is kind of the girl version.
Adorable! Clever, funny and great for fans of Powerpuff Girls!
It was cute and sparkly! :D
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