Ultraviolet by RJ Anderson

Alison wakes up in a mental hospital and slowly her memories begin to come back. As far as she can recall, she got in a fight with Tori, punched her, Tori disintegrated, and Alison went nuts. Alison has always known there was something weird about herself – letters are colors and have personalities, sounds are visible, and so on – but disintegrating someone with her mind goes beyond anything she can imagine.

Ultraviolet started out kind of slow, but still interesting, especially since my daughter has synesthesia (though, later in the book, in my daughter’s experience with multiple types of synesthesia at once, the portrayal of what it’s like to be a synesthete was not even remotely accurate). Eventually, the whole story just completely went off the rails and became a complete mess. I felt like the book was trying to be multiple stories at once and it just really didn’t work. By the last quarter, I couldn’t get the guy from the History Channel saying, “Aliens!” out of my head as the book went from a little odd to completely weird. I do not really recommend anyone take the time to read it and I will most definitely not be reading the second book in the series.

2 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2017: 96
Pages Read in 2017: 27,048
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Reason I Chose It: Birthstone Bookology (U in RUBY)

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