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Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves

May 18th, 2010 by Debbie's World of Books


Source: Borrowed from the library

Availability: In stores now

Publisher: Simon Pulse

I give this book 2.5 out of 5 stars

Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves

Description from

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.

So I think this is one of the books you will love or just find disturbing.  The entire time I read it I didn’t really know what to think.  It was like reading some sort of demented Alice in Wonderland story.  Hanna struck me as being a psychopath and although parts of her life make you want to feel sorry for her most of me wanted to just avoid her if at all possible.  All the characters were interesting and also a little demented so they also leave you with a disconcerted feeling as does Hanna’s romance with Wyatt.  Honestly it’s hard to write this because I can’t say it was a bad book but definitely not something to my tastes.  If you are looking for something different from your typical vampire/werewolf story this is certainly one option.

Posted in 2 Star Books, Books, Paranormal, Young Adult

6 Responses

  1. Elie N

    I have heard quite a few mixed reviews about this one, so I was not surprized with your review. Tough topic. You are right, definitetly a break from the vamp/weres.

  2. Jenn

    I am so on the fence about this one, everyone says it’s weird…and there’s such a difference on opinions I guess I should just bite the bullet and read it, thanks for the awesome review!

  3. kay

    Sorry you didn’t enjoy this one more. I liked it but it was definitely disturbing! I completely agree with your appreciation of Hanna, who’s not someone I would like to be locked in a room with.

  4. L. Diane Wolfe

    I’ve read books like that – ones that while the story is well-written and all that, something just feels odd and I don’t connect.

  5. dsuzuki

    Jenn-yes, it’s one of those books I think most people are going to really like or really dislike.
    L. Diane Wolfe-yes, this is one of those that I suppose technique-wise was written well but like I commented on one of your posts I don’t read to critique a book’s style but just to enjoy the story. This one just didn’t click for me.

  6. NotNessie

    Thanks for the honest opinion.

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