In Ultraviolet author R.J. Anderson tumbles us into the middle of every person’s worst nightmare. Alison comes to herself for the first time in weeks and realizes she’s in a mental hospital. She’s been afraid for a very long time; afraid that she is somehow different from everyone else. And not in a good way. And now she knows it’s true.
My kids have been urging me to read this book for a while now so I sat down with it this morning and didn’t get up until I’d tasted every last word. Anderson’s fresh and vivid style drew me like a roller coaster and by the last dip and curve I just wanted to do it all over again. It’s in my head now and I find myself sifting through words and objects almost catching hints of colour and flavour that I’ve never seen or tasted before. Wow! I can hardly wait to read the next installment in this series. Science fiction at its best.
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?