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7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

One word will do it....CRAZY!

Bleeding Violet is the most bizarre and amazing book I have read this year. I am not exaggerating when I say that you will literally be reading this book and suddenly say "What the F$*&?!" out loud. This town that Dia has created (Portero, Texas) is full of monsters (to...
Bleeding Violet is the most bizarre and amazing book I have read this year. I am not exaggerating when I say that you will literally be reading this book and suddenly say "What the F$*&?!" out loud. This town that Dia has created (Portero, Texas) is full of monsters (too many to even mention), a suicide door, portals to other locations, and a very shady history. This town has enough crazy to go around...enter Hanna.

Hanna is crazy...no literally she is crazy. She is a little strange and hallucinating about her dead father is just the icing on the cake. Hanna is obsessed with purple (hence the title). She even makes her own purple dresses and never goes out in anything but one of her dresses and a pair of heels. Hanna comes to Portero to keep from being sent to an institution. When Hanna shows up on her Rosalie's (her mother's) door step it is clear that Hanna is not welcome. But Hanna is stubborn and will not take no for an answer.

When Hanna starts school she immediately realizes that there is defiantly something strange about this town. Why does everybody wear black? Why does everyone wear earplugs in class? Oh but wait, not everybody is in all black. Wyatt appears on the scene in all of his gorgeousness wearing a lovely shade of green and kicking some major monster butt. Hanna is immediately determined to become a fixture in his life.

Turns out, Wyatt is a member of a group called the Mortmaine, a group of hunters that protects Portero. Despite all of the killing, fighting, and literally being eaten going on it is amazing that Hanna and Wyatt find time to fit romance into the mix. I feel the need to once again say how incredibly insane this book is (wait until you read the naked by the lake scene) but it is also amazing once you finish it. Oh and the cover art is fantastic! How can you not pick it up off the shelf? FYI - this book is more mature then your average YA book. Hanna and Wyatt have a sexual relationship and some scenes are a little bloody/graphic. If you love it as much as I did you will be happy to know that Dia Reeves is releasing another book set in the crazy town of Portero, Texas. Slice of Cherry will be out January 2011! New characters same crazy town! I cant wait!

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posted by acsimps on July 13, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Very strange

This book is very strange but also very good. Its about a girl who is bipoler, She runs away to a new town to find her mother, and also to escape from her aunt who was going to put her in a pyche-ward. What happens in the town? You're gonna have to find out yourself, le...
This book is very strange but also very good. Its about a girl who is bipoler, She runs away to a new town to find her mother, and also to escape from her aunt who was going to put her in a pyche-ward. What happens in the town? You're gonna have to find out yourself, lets just say I didn't see it comeing. I would reccomend this book to anyone who think's all teen books are the same.

posted by Bookwormalltheway on December 22, 2009

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  • Posted January 30, 2012

    UMMMMM...............

    OK this book was strange, the plot was kinda weird and I slightly hated the main character. But Dia Reeves other book(Slice of Cherry) was pretty good so I recommend that. The plot was kinda scattered and the character's actions kinda make you mad. It was hard to get through, I had to stop and not read for a couple days then force myself to read the rest. But if you like REALLY REALLY weird and messed up stuff then read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2011

    Hated Hannah

    The plot and setting of this story was so chaotic it was like putting every paranormal character and every paranormal scenario in a blender and turning it on high speed without the lid on. Hannah was unique but she was also annoying. There is a reason most books aren't told from the perspective of an unreliable narrator, and that's because it gets tiring. The whole swan thing was so ridiculous and childish and it made Hannah seem so much younger than she really was that when she was being slutty I was really disturbed. That was another thing. Hannah was kind of slutty when you think about it, she was always pushing herself on Wyatt and trying to use her physical appearance and her body to make people like her. But on top of all of this I visited Dia Reeve's website and I have to say, she seems like a total witch. The way she addresses her readers on her website is so condescending and rude. She obviously doesn't care about being liked or even reaching out to the people who are buying her books and therefore paying her rent, her utility bills, and lets face it, braces are expensive. She should be a little more gracious and thank her readers for all of their support rather than insult them. I'm sorry but I'm not going to care about an author who doesn't care about her readers. Maybe she was trying to be sarcastic and funny but but it didn't work. I won't be purchasing any more of her books or supporting her in any way in the future

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    Posted September 29, 2010

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