Thursday, May 19, 2011

Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves

Stars: 4

Summary from Goodreads:

 Kit and Fancy Cordelle are sisters of the best kind: best friends, best confidantes, and best accomplices. The daughters of the infamous Bonesaw Killer, Kit and Fancy are used to feeling like outsiders, and that’s just the way they like it. But in Portero, where the weird and wild run rampant, the Cordelle sisters are hardly the oddest or most dangerous creatures around.

It’s no surprise when Kit and Fancy start to give in to their deepest desire—the desire to kill. What starts as a fascination with slicing open and stitching up quickly spirals into a gratifying murder spree. Of course, the sisters aren’t killing just anyone, only the people who truly deserve it. But the girls have learned from the mistakes of their father, and know that a shred of evidence could get them caught. So when Fancy stumbles upon a mysterious and invisible doorway to another world, she opens a door to endless possibilities….


Slice of Cherry is the companion novel to Bleeding Violet, although I was fine without reading the first book. (I REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY want to read Bleeding Violet now. Really.)

A conversation between Fancy and Kit:
Kit- Hey, Fancy? Feel like killing anyone today? I'm in that mood again. I'll let you cut the body open this time.

Fancy- Good morning most awesome sister in da world!!!! That is a very tempting offer, but alas... how shall we hide the bodies?

Kit- Sigh... Can we hide them in our shed like daddy use to do? I know he got caught and now he's in jail and all, but I have a need to squish a human heart.

Fancy- Me too, sister dearest. Me too. If only we had somewhere to hide all those pesky dead bodies... *HINT HINT*

End of conversation.

The reason I liked it is because... it’s odd. I can read a hundred more books, and none of them would have the same creepy/awesomeness factor that Slice of Cherry’s got going on. (Except maybe Bleeding Violet.) I would compare it to Coraline.

This book is a great break from the serious paranormal genre. All the characters in the quirky town of Portero are like, "Yeah, there's a magical portal door in front of me. Whatevs. Who wants some pizza?" That attitude made the book for me.

The way the book shouldn't make sense in normally (but in a weird way does) makes Slice of Cherry a awesome, kooky read.

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