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 is a novel by Dia Reeves, who's main purpose is to creep people out- she is my kinda girl!
But, before I go off on her awesomeness. The story is about Kit and Fancy Cordelle, the two daughters of the not-affectionately titled "Bonesaw Killer". Obviously, the girls won't exactly be happy-go-lucky rainbow-and-unicorn-loving sweetie peas. They have this "genetic" desire to kill - which they do. A lot. Graphically. It's. Glorious.
While the story is told in third-person, it is mostly from Fancy's perspective. She's young and refuses to grow up, and sometimes I wanted to smack her upside the head because I love Kit so much, and they argue like sisters always do. And strangely enough, even though we mostly see how Fancy is feeling about what is going on in her life, I could step into Kit's shoes much easier.. Maybe it's because she's more of the teenage sister; maybe it's because she kind of calms down during the middle-ish because she has a boyfriend; I'm really not sure.
And I adore how you don't have to read ten chapters of backstory and filler until you get the the read story. From the very first page, we're in the story, watching how this need to murder is already striking them. It's a slap in the face and, oh God, I'd been craving a cold splash of water for a while.
The book has this...magnificent twist of angst-y family, a dangerous but not overwhelming love story, a dash of fantasy and a whole lot of horror. It is so amazing. I've been looking for a book like this for so long it's painful. And honestly, I could go on and on and on and on and on about this, but instead of just giving you a full plot-line, I'd rather you go pick it up at the bookstore, or pick up your e-reader and start downloading!
...what are you waiting for, then? Go! Get downloading/shopping! Scat. And for those of you who'd read it, drop a comment- I'd love to talk about it! :D