Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves

Publication Date: January 5, 2010


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 Two Cents:

I loved main character Hanna in this book despite how nuts she was. From Page one all she wanted was to be loved by her mom. Hanna shows up on her mom's doorstep out of nowhere demanding to be loved and won't leave until she feels it. This town Portero that her mom lives in is full of all types of monsters, ghosts, creatures...pretty much anything you could make up in your head that could hurt you was in this town. I felt like I was watching an episode of Supernatural lol. I never knew what kind of creature would just appear on the next page. I would just love to see a movie for this just to see if all the monsters are how I imagained. This author has such a great imagination that really makes the book different from so many others. I mean how often do you see a biracial main character?? Almost never and I love that that was not the focus of the book but just a minor detail about the character. The best way to describe Hanna is that she's just pretty damn ballsy like her mom. She doesn't care what people think of her, and she's not afraid of didly squat. I love it!

Throughout the 2nd half of the book Hanna is trying all kinds of schemes to save her mom from an evil spirit that somehow makes her mom much nicer to her. Unfortunately people get hurt in the process. Alot of other reviews I've caught wind of have described it as "weird". Maybe I'm weird lol but I would like to call it original. There was a little bit of everything here. There were monsters on every page to look out for, romance, mommy- daughter issues, magic, and ghosts. There was something for everyone is this book. Please get out and get this book if you haven't already. It's a little thick but it's filled with actual plot unlike some books that drag out every moment just to make the book longer (I hate that). I'm a huge fan of purple so I am in LOVE with this cover. This will make my Sexy Books list!



  1. Great Review! I am so jazzed to read this book. I need to get out and get it asap!

  2. I am really excited to give this book a try. I have heard mixed reviews, but it is my firm belief that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. So thanks for giving an honest review. Now I wanna read it asap. :]

  3. I've heard mixed reviews of this book as well but I so want to read it because as you say, it sounds original! I love the cover too (purple's my fav color) and I love that the main character is biracial, crazy 'ballsy' and that the novel sounds so imaginative. Can't wait to read it! Good review

  4. This does sound like an interesting book. Thanks for you review. Happy reading!

  5. Woah, sound intense. I'm still debating whether or not to pick this one up because of the whole, as you put it, "weird" issue, but 5-stars! Hm... Great review, and I'm 100% with you on gorgeous cover!! :D

  6. GREAT review! I just got this in the mail. Now I can't wait to read it!

  7. Oh I forgot to tell you: I gave you an award :) http://blackteensread2.blogspot.com/2010/01/waiting-on-wednesday-finding-my-place.html


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