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Publisher: Simon Pulse
"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 by Dia Reeves stood out against other books with its unique premise. You rarely see protagonists acting like the bad guys. Most books that feature a 'villainous' main character mostly show their inner kindness, but this book, with its sticky-sweet but deadly heroes refused to strike a balance between the good and the bad, and just told the story as is, the brutal truth unsettling but fascinating. Kit and Fancy Cordelle were sisters whose murderous tendencies they let shine through when Fancy discovers a door that will let them hide every evidence of their crimes. However, they only kill the 'bad guys' and try to help in improving their community, as opposed to the merciless and inconceivable rampage their father, the Bonesaw Killer, enjoyed that led to his imprisonment and imminent execution.
I know that comparing this to Bleeding Violet is unfair as they are two different books. But it is strikingly clear that what made Bleeding Violet such an awesome read was because of its characters. On the other hand, Slice of Cherry in my opinion will be distinguished by its plot.
You know the best part of the book that I liked? It's the cover. It totally speaks to me and looks exactly as what I thought about this book. It really spoke volumes about the ingenuity of this book and the strange, unique, but fantastic story contained within.