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I'm a college student who loves reading. I will read pretty much anything but I do tend to choose YA most of the time!

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Slice of Cherry

Slice of Cherry - Dia Reeves Dia Reeves' debut novel, Bleeding Violet, was one of my favorite books of 2010 but I can't say that Slice Of Cherry will be a favorite for 2011. I did enjoy the book and I definitely thought it was just as unique as Bleeding Violet. This one was a lot darker though and it took me a while to get past that which made it harder for me to get into the story.Kit and Fancy Cordelle are not normal main characters. They like to kill things; mainly animals but they want to branch into human killing. They eventually do start killing humans and the murders are very gory things. The girls feel no remorse for what they do and the way the town reacts is almost the same. I couldn't understand that, although it is explained why the town doesn't mind. Eventually I started to like the sisters but it took me awhile to get past the gruesome killings.The thing that I was most disappointed about was the fact that you don't get to see as much of the crazy side of Portero, Texas in this book. I wanted more of the monsters that were in Bleeding Violet. They were talked about in Slice Of Cherry but they didn't actually play much of a role which saddened me.My last comment is about the content. It is definitely not suited for younger teens or even some older teens. I would almost recommend this for adult YA readers only. There were some bright spots to the story, like Ilan and Gabe, but not enough to make it a happy book.Overall, Slice Of Cherry is a good book that could have been better but I would still recommend checking it out if you liked Bleeding Violet and can handle reading about gruesome murders. =)