Book Review: Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson

Rating: StarStarStarStar

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?

***** ***** *****

This is SO FAR OUT!

I was sure i won’t like this book, what with the negative reviews i’ve read and the setting is a mental institution (creepy place, i’m constantly reminded of the movie Shutter Island). but the synopsis is intriguing and even though i don’t want to take a chance, i did.

and i’m so glad i read it! because this is more than just a murder mystery. it’s like i’m running in a tunnel with the light fading out. i need to follow the light because i don’t wanna be stuck in the dark. i don’t care where the little light will take me, i just know i have to follow it!

The story is a little strange here and there, a mash-up of medical conditions and out-of-this-world collisions, a bombardment of scare, despair, and yes, hope. 🙂 I like strange every now and then.

Alison tries very hard not to be insane but it is difficult when your own mother enters you to a mental facility for treatment. when your own actions doesn’t make sense. when your senses doesn’t not fit normal. What started out as a confusion over Tori’s disappearance turned out to be the clarity and calm for Alison’s mind and body.

I neither liked nor disliked Alison. It’s jsut that she’s crazy, and i’m not. haha! ok, scratch that. she’s just an ok character. i felt no affiliation with her.

Now Tori i admire! A gorgeous girl who tinkers on things? A picture-perfect girl who doesn’t give up no matter how a bleak a situation is? yes, that’s Tori. the only think i didn’t like was how she acted after she and Alison returned to their homes. it seems she’s not strong enough to face everything that’s happened and everyone who welcomed her back.

Faraday – i feel for you, man. just like Alison, i really hope i’ll see you again. He’s a nice guy, too perfect but still likeable.

Reading Ultraviolet is one nerve-wracking experience, reality-wise and otherworldly-wise. It is just a surprising book that regardless of how much i liked it, i will not read it again. *goosebumps* Yes, i’m a coward.

Are you ready to take on Alison and her world? well then, be ready to step in the twilight zone. 😉



.: maria :.

“giving up is the ultimate tragedy.”


One thought on “Book Review: Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson

  1. Pingback: Book Review: Quicksilver by R.J. Anderson | reading is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

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