Ultraviolet, by R.J. Anderson

Monday, 1 July 2013

Title: Ultraviolet
Author: R.J. Anderson
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
Release Date: June 2, 2011
Publisher: Orchard
Format: Paperback Edition
Goodreads Average Rating: 3.80
Age Group: 12+
Would I Recommend: Yes, for those who really need a read to make them depressed and thinking


   Finding that this novel is written by a Canadian author, I was really excited, also because I'm Canadian. Ultraviolet is taken place close to my home, I love seeing what Alison sees in her eyes.

   “Dark chocolate, poured over velvet: that was how his voice tasted. I wanted him to follow me around and narrate the rest of my life.”

    Ultraviolet takes place in a world very similar to ours, where sixteen year old Alison Jeffries is suddenly admitted into St. Luke's Hospital, capable of being very dangerous to those who surround her. People have mentioned that Tori Beauguard, a fellow classmate and peer of Alison's has also gone missing, and that maybe Alison has something to do with it. The thing is, no body has been found, and Alison is not admitting anything, her world is coming to a close, blurry visions of the past and vivid colours come to her eyes, she just doesn't know what's going on with her.

   I enjoyed this book, you could say that. I loved the beginning, towards the middle. The plot went thoroughly fast, but many things that I wished to happen never really did "show up." I found myself lurking for more, the ending disappointed me, it was predictable and I wish I could've read better things.

  Alison was a good lead. She was very interesting, and mysterious all at the same time. She kept me guessing, and that's probably the thing that caught my attention. I wish that she thought about her decisions more, and that she could've gone through the treatment, creeping closer to the things that she didn't know all at the same time.

   I adored the romance between Ali and Sebastian. Ali really showed that just because something strange was going on with her, doesn't mean that she can't fall in love.

  Ending the way it did, Ultraviolet disappointed me at times, but made me happy throughout. This is a good novel, for starters of paranormal/supernatural novels, but I wouldn't say that I'd go and pick up the sequel.


1 comment :

  1. I so don't like depressed books. Sadness and loss are one thing, but to get depressed while reading is blah...


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