Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves

Title: Bleeding Violet

Author: Dia Reeves

Published: New York : Simon Pulse, 2010

Pages: 454

Snippet: "I stood at the window, watching the rain try to drown the world."

Summary: A mentally ill sixteen-year-old girl reunites with her estranged  mother in an East Texas town that is haunted with doors to dimensions of the dead and protected by demon hunters called Mortmaine.

Review: Bleeding Violet is an interesting book.  If anybody asked me what it was about I would have a hard time describing it. Thank goodness for library summaries.  Anyway, I read a few reviews of Bleeding Violet and most of them described it as weird.  I agree with this statement because Bleeding Violet is weird in the sense that it is quite different to anything else I've ever read.

I thought Hanna was quite an unusual character.  While I know she was a manic-depressive I thought her personality was really forward and hugely outgoing which is pretty much the opposite of myself and so I found her hard to relate to. But she was an interesting character nonetheless.

I thought the story line was quite interesting.  The town was an interesting place.  So many different monsters waiting in the most innocent of places.  Like milk.

I found my interest in the story to be up and down.  There were some really slow parts and it was hard to get into the story then, but then there were some really really interesting parts.

The ending was a bit disappointing.  My one question is, is this a stand-alone novel or will there be a sequel? There were so many unanswered questions.

Overall, Bleeding Violet was pretty interesting.  There were some really interesting parts.  I just wish it explained a bit more.

Source: Library


  1. I dont think your the only one who cant explain it :) Great review! I have this one, just with all the reviews saying it's so different I have not picked it up yet, though I did the same with Fallen and I loved that one, so maybe I should try it. :)

  2. I thought it was interesting too, very different. I can't explain it that much either, don't worry :D I own this book, and I continually go back to make more sense of it, and answer unanswered questions...I hope there'll be a sequel, I need answers!
    Nice and simple review!


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