Ultraviolet, by R.J. Anderson (Waiting on Wednesday)

Stopping by my friend Chachic's blog yesterday, I read her thoughts on R.J. Anderson's forthcoming book, Ultraviolet. I'd enjoyed Anderson's fairy books (Knife et seq) and was curious about this one...and now, having read Chachic's post, I'm sold!

So today, for my Waiting on Wednesday book (this is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine), I am officially putting Ultraviolet on my to be acquired list! Here's the blurb, from the author's website:

(UK & US, June/September 2011)

Ultraviolet coverOnce 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?

And here's the part of Chachic's post that hooked me:

"At first, I thought it was going to be a straight up contemporary YA novel set in a mental institution for teens. I was worried that it would be too gritty or bleak for my taste but that didn’t happen. Instead, the novel transformed into something with hints of magic realism with maybe a bit of fantasy and to my surprise, science fiction was thrown into the mix."

Coming September, 2011, from Carolrhoda Books.


  1. Oh, I'm definitely looking forward to this one too! It sounds kind of wonderful. Great pick.

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  2. Sounds great! And after Chachic's review, I'm sold!

  3. Oh yes yes I have heard great things about this book! It's available on netgally.com right now! My blog sister is currently reading this one:)

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  4. Ooooh I have this one from netgalley looks really good.

  5. I'm so happy that people are intrigued by Ultraviolet because of my review even though it was really vague. Can't wait to see what the rest of you think about it.

    Also, it doesn't hurt that R.J. Anderson is a fellow Sounisian. All hail Gen and his awesomeness.


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