Sunday, February 20, 2011

Review: Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves done by Tianna Scott

 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.


One day, I took a random trip to the bookstore on my lunch break. I had no idea what I planned to buy... just that i had some extra money and wanted to spend it on books. I asked the young lady what she recommended and she started raving about this book. Whats the point of this completely random bit of information you may ask? Well, never before had i bought a book solely on someone elses experience, but she seemed so excited about it... Said she loved it so much and it was the most original book she had read in ages. so obviously i bought it. Dia Reeves' debut novel was nothing like i had ever read before. Set in Portero, Texas, Reeves tells a story of monsters, insanity, and a girl searching for love.

As with her second book 'Slice of Cherry', There were parts in this book that made my stomach turn but I have never enjoyed another book as i enjoyed this one. I never knew what was happening next and even with all her obvious issues, Hanna (the main character) held my attention and kept me rooting for her until the very end. Shes an amazing character... so genuine and just... packed full of awesomeness. lol!

I recommend this book because theres nothing else (so far that ive read) out there like it! This book kept me up for 48 hours straight and I enjoyed it so much that i reread it within a few weeks. Infact... *chuckles*... Im going to reread it tonight.

 Happy reading guys!!!

5/5 Stars

Review: Slice Of Cherry by Dia Reeves done by Tianna Scott

Happiness is a bloody knife.

Kit and Fancy Cordelle are sisters of the best kind: best friends, best confidantes, and best accomplices. The daughters of the infamous Bonesaw Killer, Kit and Fancy are used to feeling like outsiders, and that’s just the way they like it. But in Portero, where the weird and wild run rampant, the Cordelle sisters are hardly the oddest or most dangerous creatures around.

It’s no surprise when Kit and Fancy start to give in to their deepest desire—the desire to kill. What starts as a fascination with slicing open and stitching up quickly spirals into a gratifying murder spree. Of course, the sisters aren’t killing just anyone, only the people who truly deserve it. But the girls have learned from the mistakes of their father, and know that a shred of evidence could get them caught. So when Fancy stumbles upon a mysterious and invisible doorway to another world, she opens a door to endless possibilities….


Ok! There are a variety of reasons why i absolutely LOVE this book! Dia Reeves is an amazing author, her books are SO original and... weird that either you'll love them or go screaming into the night. Theres plenty of blood and gore alll wrapped up in sisterly love and a coming of age story you'll never forget.

I recommend this book to EVERYONE and am positive you will not be disappointed.

Now... I wont reveal any spoilers but theres one scene i MUST talk about. Theres a weird, bloody mad hatter type scene that is most definately NOT for the squimish! LOL! you've been warned! Also! If you've read her debut novel "Bleeding Violet' (another of my favorite books) you'll be pleasantly surprised with a return of someone... well frankly someone completely insane!

Go check out the book at the library, or hit up Amazon or Borders... This is one purchase you wont regret!!

5/5 Stars