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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves

Title: Slice of Cherry
Author: Dia Reeves
ISBN: 9781416986201
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Page #: 505
Source: My own copy (won from a contest, I believe)

"Kit and Fancy Cordelle are sisters of the best kind: best friends, best confidants, and best accomplices. The daughters of the infamous Bonesaw Killer, Kit and Fancy are used to feeling like outsiders, and that's just the way they like it. But in Portero, where the weird and wild run rampant, the Cordelle sisters are hardly the oddest or most dangerous creatures around.

It's no surprise when Kit and Fancy start to give in to their deepest desire - the desire to kill. What starts as a fascination with slicing open and stitching up quickly spirals into a gratifying murder spree. Of course, the sisters aren't killing just anyone, only the people who truly deserve it. But the girls have learned from their father's mistakes and know that a shred of evidence could get them caught. So when Fancy stumbles upon a mysterious and invisible doorway to another world, she opens a door to endless possibilities..."
First Lines:

"Fancy only allowed three people in the whole world to get close to her: Daddy, who was on death row; Madda, who was working the graveyard shift; and Kit, who was dead to the world in the bed next to hers. And so when she awoke to find a prowler hanging over her, violating her personal space, her first instinct was to jab her dream-diary pencil into his eye."
Page 3

Wow. This book blows all other horror/thriller out of the water. I don't think any book is creepier.

So, this one is about two sisters who are the kids of a serial killer - and they've taken on many of his attributes. Meaning, they love killing. Like, all the way to the core. It's a crazy premise, right? Well, that's just the base of the story. After that it gets to be about family and relationships. In a very twisted way.

Honestly, I loved the story. I just had to wrap my head around the whole sadistic thing before I could get to the meat of the book. But once you do, it's a very interesting concept. It's about sisters being so close that other relationships were difficult. And finding out how different they are - even though they have seen themselves as the same until that point. Just a very cool story.

There needs to be a warning label on this book :). I kid. I kid. Sort of. It's definitely not for the faint of heart. There's lots of killing, lots of sexual situations, plenty of language. It's just packed with crazy stuff. But all of that puts this book in the upper YA category. I can imagine that this book will be too much for some adults. So, read with care.

But that being said, I thought this book was amazingly written and thought out. It's so unique that I almost don't know how to classify it - other than horror. I will be recommending this book to those who can handle the intense-ness of this book. I loved Bleeding Violet by this same author. I think if you loved that, then you will really get into this book as well.
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1 comment:

Kat said...

I'm just about to order Bleeding Violet, and I might go ahead and order this one, too! Great review, and I'm glad you enjoyed it. I love reading books which are WAY outside the norm.

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