Monday, August 1, 2011

Review: Slice of Cherry by Dia Reeves

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 one twisted novel, and I sure did love it! Dia Reeves has created a fascinating, dark world set in Portero, Texas that is a bit disturbing and strange, but Reeves made it work. Her writing is incredible. I could not put down this book for very long.

This book is on the violent side with passages of beating up people, torture, and murder, so I do not think Slice of Cherry is for everyone. I would recommend it to older teens and adults. The plot was very interesting. I never thought I would end up liking the Cordelle sisters who have killer tendencies. I not only liked them, but I ended up caring for them. It did help that they only kill people that deserve it.

Kit and Fancy Cordelle are extremely close sisters. They are best friends that do everything together. They both have the urge to hurt people. Kit is the older sister at seventeen. She is extremely opinionated and talks for her shy sister, Fancy. Like her father, she gets a satisfied feeling when she kills. 

Fancy is fifteen and seems to just follow Kit around at first. She is a bit more hesitant to killing at first, but she enjoys it like her sister. She does not dress her age as one of the Turner brothers, Ilan, points out often. She wears clothes that are too small for her as though she is trying to stay young. I found Fancy to be a bit bratty at times and jealous of Kit. She acts out when she does not get her way. She does have a sort of magical ability to open a door to another dimension that she calls her Happy Place. Fancy also keeps a Dream Diary, and an excerpt from her Dream Diary is before each chapter. Her dreams are definitely creepy! 

The Turner brothers, Gabe and Ilan, are perfect matches for the Cordelle sisters. Ilan is sweet, cute, charming, and blunt. He is not afraid to say what he is thinking especially to Fancy. Gabe gives off a weird vibe that screams problem child, but everyone in Portero has problems. 

Slice of Cherry is a wonderful read. The book may be a bit intimidating at 505 pages, but it was such a quick read that I did not even notice the length. I hope everyone gives this book a chance if they can!

Rating: 4.5/5

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  1. This sounds great, twisted for sure, but great :-)

  2. Very cool concept and reviews
    The work is very versatile, with so many concentrations intermingling
    Samurai Swords