Monday, June 21, 2010

Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves

I recently finished reading Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves and I'm excited to tell you what I thought of it. I haven't written a review in months but I'm looking forward to getting back in the swing of things. Since it's summer now I anticipate having lots of time to devote to reading and reviewing books. Anyway, on to the review!

Bleeding Violet follows Hanna Jarvinen as she navigates the unusual town of Portero, Texas and reunites with her very estranged mother. While Hanna battles her own psychiatric problems, her new home is a bit more supernatural than she can believe. I was drawn in to the dark, disturbing world that Dia Reeves laid out and couldn't put Bleeding Violet down.

Hanna was such an unusual character and I loved being able to get inside her head to see what shocking things went on there. I enjoyed exploring Portero and unlocking the towns dark secrets with Hanna. Her story was filled with crazy, unexpected twists but it all made perfect sense in the end.

Whatever you're looking for, Bleeding Violet has it all: mental illness, romance, death, estranged parents, monsters, and girl power. But beware - there are zero rainbows and cupcakes involved here. It's very mysterious, dark, and thrilling. Bleeding Violet was an exceptionally unique take on YA paranormal and I loved every page. Extra points for daring to push the limits of what's been done before. This was an amazing debut for Dia Reeves - I predict that she has great things in store for readers in the future.


  1. I keep hearing such different things about this one, some hate it, some love it - I think I need to read it to see what I think! Great review!

  2. Great review! I'd definitely have a very hard time reviewing this one because it WAS so unique. Glad you liked it! :D

  3. I totally agree with you. I loved Bleeding Violet too. Great review!