Thursday, June 16, 2011

Early Review: Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson


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? (Goodreads)

Book Details

     Genre: YA, Science Fiction
Hardcover: 264 pages
          Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
          To Publish: September 2011 
ISBN-10: 0761374086
      ISBN-13: 978-0761374084
                                                   Source: NetGalley

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Ultraviolet is one of those books you see, read the description and think huh, well this could be interesting…. Then you start to read it and it’s like someone has put a present in your hands.

Alison wakes up to find herself in a mental hospital. She has no memory of what she has done to land herself in this predicament. As the story moves forward it’s reviled that the police believe Alison’s breakdown is due to her involvement in the disappearance of a girl named Tori, A girl Alison has known was not quite right from the moment she first sat near  her in class. As Alison starts to remember what truly happened to Tory she also starts to question her own sanity. What if she is a threat to everyone around her?

As Alison starts new sessions with a new doctor to learn more about her actual disorder witch is Synesthesia the cause of her breakbown comes to light. Alison can taste colors, letters have emotional ties. I don’t think I have ever read anything so well described before. It was in all honesty beautiful and I am saying that about something that is supposed to be a disorder. But at the same time she can get very overwhelmed if to many things happen at one time.

I want to say so much more but I don’t want to give any spoilers. If you like Science Fiction even a little then I don’t see how you wouldn’t like this one. I loved it. Now I have to go stalk  R.J. Anderson Goodreads page to see what else she has written.

Happy Reading,

5 moons
5 moons: I absolutely loved it, and will be looking into everything this author writes

Recommended For

Teen and up: This was a clean read. I think anyone would enjoy it.


  1. OMG you have to! It's sooo good.

  2. I'm not much of a sci fi reader but this one sounds like a possible.

  3. The last 1/3 of the book is a sci fi read, but it's so wonderful.

  4. Ooo! This book is next to my bed, waiting to have its spine cracked! I've been putting it off for some reason but shall pick it up ASAP now! Yay!


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