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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ultraviolet by R.J Anderson

  • Pub. Date: September 2011
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Format: Hardcover , 264pp 
eARC received from Netgalley fro review.

Ultraviolet (Carolrhoda Ya)

"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."

Alison had a mental breakdown, her mother called the police and then she confessed that she killed her classmate Tori Beaugard. But there was no body and because there is a mental health involved everybody was confused. Alison herself was confused. She remember bits an pieces on what happened and it is not like she can tell anybody about it. You see Alison is peculiar. At a young age she can taste emotions, shapes, can tell what color a number has, emotions embedded in an alphabet, hears noises and see stuff that other people can't. But she is not crazy, that is just what people wanted to believe because they do not understand.

I was upset and felt really bad for Alison, she had nobody. No friends, no mother and no doctor could understand her. Until Sebastian Faraday came along and pronounced that she have... I cannot say, it will kill the suspense. It is something I've never heard of nor familar with, but it exist. (ther term & symptoms). It is a unique story, which also makes her "abilitites" a little bit complicated. But even that was a hoax, a very good one that lead me to believe that this is not a science fiction novel. But it is, a science fiction that is. Chapter 14 made everything very exciting the first time. The only thing that I did not like is how Alison relates to people, for someone with extraordinary senses and perception, she seems a little naive and clueless. Her self confidence is also very low, understandable I guess, after all people think she is crazy.

When I read the synopsis of this book, I did not really know what to expect, I mean a girl who claims she killed a girl and then woke up in a mental ward? Very intriguing. I thought it is going to be just an alright book, but I love how the story developed and how secrets are revealed. Pure genius.

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