Title: Bleeding Violet
Author: Dia Reeves
Published: January 2010
Source: ARC copy provided for review by Around The World Tours
Description: 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.
I Give This Book 4 Stars!
I think I should start off by saying this book is not for everyone. I knew from pervious reviews that it's a little dark and twisted, okay maybe I should say a lot twisted. You know from the description that Hanna is not what one would call mentally stable. I hate to use the word crazy (that would be the psychology background talking), but really there isn't a better word for her. And in Portero, she's not the craziest thing out there. In this town, monsters turn fountains into blood, pop out of invisible doors, live in windows, and possess people. To combat this all, Hanna takes her craziness to the next level, were her hallucinations become real and help protect her. The book is intense to say the least. I had a hard time with Hanna, maybe because it's so hard to figure out what she's doing. Wyatt was interesting, but I felt like even he was hiding something. The book has a lot of very mature content in it, including graphic violence, suicide and sexual content. I liked it, but as I said from the start, it isn't for everybody.