Released: January 4, 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Rating: 5 stars
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 was so fantastically creepy! From the first sentence, I was completely immersed in this gruesome tale.
Fancy and Kit Cordelle are the daughters of the Bonesaw Killer and live day to day shunned by their town because of it. The girls have inherited their fathers love of murder, but decide to only murder those that deserve it. And to jazz things up, the girls end up in relationships with the boys of their father’s last victim. I love how the book focused on the sisters’ relationship - one ready to grow and the other satisfied with staying the same - and kept the romance in the background. Definitely nice for a change.
Reeve’s has such a unique writing style that is unlike any other. It’s never dull. The murder scenes are vividly descriptive. Starting and ending in action. I also enjoyed Reeve’s descriptions of the weird town Portero, which is the perfect place for the girls to give in to their desire. It’s a magical and eerie place.
Fantasy, horror, and action blended perfectly together creating one twisted novel. I’m looking forward to reading more from Dia Reeves.