Slice of Cherry | Dia Reeves
Hardcover | 512 pp.
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.Brent’s opinion of the novel:
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….
Dia Reeves is so cool. But even cooler than her? Her books. I read her debut, BLEEDING VIOLET, last year, and the whole time I kept thinking to myself I wonder how many drugs I’d have to take before becoming as creative as Dia. SLICE OF CHERRY, Dia’s sophomore novel, brought me back to that question!
In SLICE OF CHERRY, it’s summertime, and the Cordelle sisters are bored. So what do they do to pass the time? No, they don’t go for a swing at the park or out for ice-cream cones. They torture people, go on a killing spree. That doesn’t come as a surprise, Kit and Fancy are daughters of Portero’s most notorious murderer—Bonesaw Killer. The girls are extra super careful, realizing that they could get caught, just like their father. Their lives get even more complicated/exciting when the Turner brothers start to catch an eye for them…
So it’s basically a gory story about two sisters having a tea party and killing a lot people. Don’t read it if you’re a baby.
Dia’s world-building is the best. I love the setting she’s created—the town of Portero. It’s the most, random, creepy, magical, weirdest place I’ve read about, and you best believe I’d love to visit on a field-trip.
Besides Portero, know what else I loved? The sisters, Kit and Fancy. It was so interesting, reading into their relationship. I loved seeing how the sisters evened each other out. Fancy seemed to be the almost-sane one, while Kit was just off-the-charts psychotic.
What I love so much about Dia Reeves’s writing is that it’s never dull. I promise, while reading SLICE OF CHERRY, you will never be bored. There’s always either a murder going on, someone getting cut, blood splattering against curtains, or girls being chased by transies. (There are demons in Portero, called transies. Yeah, kinda freaky if you ask me.) She writes sharp dialogue and fucking awesome descriptions.
If you’re a fan of Gossip Girl, or, say, any other super-girly-sunshine books, you’re gonna love SLICE OF CHERRY. (I’m totally kidding.)