Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Ultraviolet, by R.J. Anderson

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: • Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Because of the nature of today's Top Ten Tuesday (I don't like to dwell on annoying characters) I've decided to tease you instead ;) I'm writing this Saturday night and will be in Barcelona as it goes online, so bear with me if it takes me till Thursday to get back to people (I'm back from my trip on Wednesday afternoon).

I'm not that far in this book yet but I'm really enjoying both the story and the writing!
Here is my teaser, it's our main character Alison having dinner at the cafeteria and meeting some of her fellow-patients for the first time.

add it on goodreads
'Sixteen. Well, seventeen next month.'
'Ooh, I love an older woman,' said Kirk, mock-leering. 'Favourite colour?'
The colour of serenity, of feeling safe and confident and whole. On the piano, it was the B-flat below middle C; in the alphabet, the first letter of my name.
'Violet', I said.
'So what's your psychosis?'
- paperback edition, page 72

About the book:
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?


So what do you guys think about the book / my teaser? Have you read it? And what book did you choose to tease the rest of us with this week?


  1. Hope you're having a nice time in Barcelona. Ultraviolet sounds like an interesting read. Great Tease!

    My TT @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  2. I'm very interested in this book! I actually just added it to my TBR recently. Great teaser...now I want to get to it sooner! :) Thanks for sharing! Here are my teasers today! Happy Tuesday! :D

  3. Awesome teaser! I need to read this book! I'm adding it right now to my TBR shelf!
    Hope you're having fun! Have a safe trip

    Rivie @ Bookshelf