Saturday, July 24, 2010

Weekend Book Club: Bleeding Violet

Another riveting book sent to me by the fabulous Suzie Townsend.

Straight off, the blurb of Dia Reeves BLEEDING VIOLET intrigued me:

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.

It was so refreshing to have a YA heroine with mental health issues.

I got sucked into the story immediately with Hanna's unique voice and the pages keep turning from there.

As the book progresses, the weirdness factor increases.
To the point I was left wondering 'huh, what could possibly come up next?'

One of the reviewers for this book summed it up well. "It's about embracing your inner freak."

What are you reading this weekend?


Anonymous said...

Gosh, I wish I knew what I was reading this weekend.
I am working on revisions for my own book and my brain is mush.
I'm really enjoying the audiobook version of The Seduction of the Crimson Rose by Lauren Willig.

There is something so relaxing about being read to!

Jill said...

Oops. That was me in the last comment. I didn't meant to be anonymous.
That's what happens when you try to type with a toddler in your lap!

Lacey Devlin said...

It sounds great. So apparently I'll be reading Bleeding Violet by Suzie Townsend this weekend...

Nicola Marsh said...

Know the feeling, Jill :)

Nicola Marsh said...

Ah...Suzie's my agent, Lacey, who sent me the book :)

Lois said...

Now reading Dangerous Desires by Dee Davis. :)

Lois, who is just way too happy over the pens that came in my package. . . yep, I'm an office supplyoholic. LOL

Lacey Devlin said...

Oops! I was having a blonde day :)

Nicola Marsh said...

I love office supplies too, Lois!

Can never have enough :)

Nicola Marsh said...

LOL, we all have those days, Lacey, even us brunettes :)

Kerrin said...

just finished your book! Overtime in the Boss's Bed! Brilliant!! :)

Nicola Marsh said...

Am so glad you enjoyed it, Kerrin!!