Thursday, January 6, 2011

Slice of Cherry - Dia Reeves

Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves
I loved Reeves YA debut Bleeding Violet. It was original, strange and beautiful. Slice of Cherry has the same qualities, the only other thing they have in common is the setting of Portero, TX.

Kit and Fancy are sisters who do everything together. They've become even closer after their father is a convicted serial killer, known as the Bonesaw Killer. The sisters hate can't be bothered people. Kit the oldest, loves stabbing them . Fancy has a taste for violence as well. At a Juneteeth celebration, Fancy learns something very important. Soon the sisters are killing a few carefully selected victims, without leaving any evidence.

The Turner brothers, Ilan and Gabriel are able to put a little distance between Kit and Fancy. Gabriel the youngest, catches Kit's eye. Fancy finds herself being closely watched by Ilan.

When I first picked up Slice of Cherry, I'll admit I put it down a few chapters in. That was all my fault because I was expecting something like Bleeding Violet. But Slice of Cherry is its own thing, and just as out there.

When I focused solely on the Kit and Fancy's relationship, and their need for blood, I loved it. Reeves easily pulls off three dimensional serial killing sisters. Part of the beauty of this book lies in the moments when we get to see Kit and Fancy as individuals and returning to the strange city of Portero didn't hurt. The ending was unexpected and ridiculously good.

Read the first chapter


Maggie Desmond-O'Brien said...

I can't wait for this one! BLEEDING VIOLET was one of my favorites I read last year. Interesting to hear how you think it differs!

Tasha said...

So excited for this one! I love that it is something different from Bleeding Violet.