Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Title: Ultraviolet

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I read this book in 3 hours! Could NOT stop! Ignored my husband, kid, dishes etc...

Wonderfully written, enticing, poignant, soulful. I was deeply tethered to Alison from beginning to end. Her plight is written with such honesty you can't help but be emotionally drawn in. As a reader I shared her experiences, felt her confusion; the soaring highs and desolate lows. A difficult task for any writer.

Anderson does an exceptional job of putting the honest, raw emotion Alison, the main character, experiences on display. From the betrayal of her parents to the mental acuities in the institution. A bonus for me is when I can't decipher the ending until ... the ending, this book has that covered. I was left guessing until the very end about what was real and what was imaginary.


Once upon a time there was a girl who was special.

This is not her story.

Unless you count the part where I killed her.

Sixteen-year-old Alison has been sectioned in a mental institute for teens, having murdered the most perfect and popular girl at school. But the case is a mystery: no body has been found, and Alison's condition is proving difficult to diagnose. Alison herself can't explain what happened: one minute she was fighting with Tori -- the next she disintegrated. Into nothing. But that's impossible. Right?

Paperback, UK , 416 pages
Expected publication: June 2nd 2011 by Orchard


Lauren M said...

I can't wait to read this one! Glad to hear you enjoyed it! :)

Erin said...

I finished this one recently. While I liked it a lot, I found the lack of sci-fi in the first 2/3 of the book vs. the crazy amounts of sci-fi in the last 1/3 to be quite jarring! Definitely a unique, entertaining, and enjoyable book, though!

Erin @ Quitting My Day Job

mfay2 said...

I added this book to my wishlist. Thank you for posting about it.

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