Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves – Hanna simply wants to be loved. With a head plagued by hallucinations, a medicine cabinet full of pills, and a closet stuffed. Book Review: Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves. Posted on January 28, Title: Bleeding Violet. Author: Dia Reeves. Genre: YA/ UF. Publisher: Simon Pulse. In Reeves’s dark and stylish first novel, year-old Hanna arrives in the Texas town of Portero seeking Rosalee, the mother she’s never known.

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The one thing that I do think readers should be aware of is that it should probably be marketed primarily to older teens. Is dka a stand-alone book? I guess I just think authors should write more about characters who can be positive role models instead of encouraging kids to keep thinking bad decisions are just fine. My one qualm is that one of the primary antagonists, the Mayor, isn’t introduced until near the end of the novel, and falls a little flat of what she’s been built up to be.

Dia Reeves has quite an interesting imagination. Leave A Reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

Books by Dia Reeves. Dia Reeves’ main character is not, in my mind, your typical YA character, nor your typical horror narrator. Their relationships I was really disappointed in this book. So you’re always going “what’s the point of this? Other books in the series. As she tries to make a place for herself, she discovers dark secrets that would terrify any normal soul. Some of you who consider yourselves outsiders looking into the fantasy genre will really dig this one.


She has such a creative mind. Teens who crave all those things and a dose of the dark arts will love this novel.


Beautifully written, creative, and sparked with specialness, I would say this novel could never be insulted. When she thinks that her aunt wants to put her away in a hospital, Hanna runs away to live with her estranged mother, Rosalee, in Portero, Texas in hopes of starting a new life.

Semi interesting premise right? Take away violey doors and the creatures as fascinating and cool and vivid and creative as they are and the book is a character-centric novel in which every. Start of with a great novel, start with Bleeding Violet!

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. She makes Hanna the main character a manic geeves, but only really as a contrivance. Just not my cup of tea, really.

I also appreciated that Hanna was allowed to be pretty sexually liberated. Portero sat in a part of East Texas right on the tip of the Piney Woods; wild tangles of ancient pine and oak twisted throughout the town.

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Want to Read saving…. The magic part of this world is a trip. Bleeding Violet was one reading experience I will not soon forget. It was dark, twisted, violent, and funny. When Rosalee tells her it’s Grits, she asks “Is it a black thing? Rosalee is just brilliant! I don’t really want to say too much about dla, because figuring out what’s really going on, is what makes the novel so much fun to read. Crazy is about to take on a whole new meaning. I kept waiting for Hanna to be some prophecied scion meant to do something special for her long-lost kingdom, but that never happened, either.



So look, I appreciate that the characters are not held to some black-and-white moral binary and punished accordingly. With plenty of sex and violence, this is a book for mature teens, who will find Portero to be an intriguing reevs and biracial Hanna a startlingly unusual heroine with a poignant, memorable voice.

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Portero is a viloet strange town with supernatural goings on, strange creatures and kids going missing all the time. Nevertheless it is a fantasy And the boyfriend tried it and ‘was amazed that he didn’t die from her cooking’ 4 Way too odd for me.

I don’t believe there are words to describe BV, but I guess I’ll have to settle for “actual words”. Stone-cold stubbornness is all there is to it. She is strong-minded, wild, lonely, and very troubled.