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Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
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Dec 30, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, horror, nook, own, paranormal, young-adult
Read from April 17 to 22, 2012 — I own a copy

I'm not quite sure what to say about this book.

On the one hand, I loved it. This is, without a doubt, the most unique book I have ever read. It was different, it was crazy, it was a wild ride, and I loved that.

Hanna was an awesome narrator. I mean, this chick is certifiable. The last diagnosis from her doctor said manic-depressive, but they don't even really know what all is wrong with her. I wasn't always her biggest fan--her personality could be a bit grating, and sometimes she was way too whiny. I think what I liked about her so much was just that she was so different. As much as I can relate to the shy, awkward, average-looking girl that pops up in YA so often, it was nice to be jolted out of the same old, same old.

Portero was a cool little town, too. All of this weird and crazy stuff happens there on a daily basis, so as a reader, you kind of have to sit back and enjoy the ride and just go with it. I'm definitely looking forward to re-visiting this town, that's for sure.

On the other hand, sometimes it was hard to keep reading because, like I said, Hanna and especially Rosalee could be very grating. And sometimes, the weird and crazy stuff came across as gimmicky. However, as a whole, it didn't detract from my reading experience, and I really enjoyed this book. I have to say, too, that it has been a long time since I have been that satisfied by an ending. It couldn't have ended any other way.

I recommend this for older YA readers (there are some mature scenes) if you're looking for something unique to cleanse your palate.

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