Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Review: Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson

Title: Ultraviolet
Author: R.J. Anderson
Publisher: Orchard
Publication Date: June 2, 2011

Synopsis: 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?

Verdict: Ultraviolet absolutely captivated me! I loved every word of every sentence on every page! R.J. Anderson has told us the wonderful story of Alison Jeffries, a very unique sixteen-year-old girl who has a very special ability. She is able to see sounds and taste colors; every letter of the alphabet has their own color and personality. I loved reading about how Alison perceives the world; the stars sung to her and her music gave her splashes of color. Everything was beautifully written and I was so bewitched by this story that I ended up staying awake until the wee hours of the morning just to finish it. I can't talk about the book all that much without giving anything away, so I'll be keeping this review kind of vague. The ending was magical and just as it should be. I loved how Anderson gave the reader the power to choose what they wanted to believe and I really hope a sequel to this book is in the making! Overall, I just want to convey how much sheer awesomeness is in this book. It teaches the reader a very valuable lesson, for instance, I feel like I understand much more about mentally ill patients than I did previous to reading this masterpiece and I will be forever grateful for that lesson. The bottom line is, you need to read the book because it is ahhhh-mazing! <3

Rating: 5/5 Stars

-Kristen ♥

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