Book Review

Through Violet Eyes by Stephen Woodworth

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Violet Eyes
Stephen Woodworth
August 31st 2014

In a world where the dead can testify against the living, someone is getting away with murder. Because to every generation are born a select few souls with violet-colored eyes, and the ability to channel the dead. Both rare and precious—and rigidly controlled by a society that craves their services—these Violets perform a number of different duties. The most fortunate increase the world's cultural heritage by channeling the still-creative spirits of famous dead artists and musicians. The least fortunate aid the police and the law courts, catching criminals by interviewing the deceased victims of violent crime.

But now the Violets themselves have become the target of a brutal serial murderer—a murderer who had learned how to mask his or her identity even from the victims. Can the FBI, aided by a Violet so scared of death that she is afraid to live, uncover the criminal in time? Or must more of her race be dispatched to the realm that has haunted them all since childhood?

This book isn’t my typical kind of book. I am not into crime books but this book has been sat on my shelf since the day it came out. After tidying up my bookshelves I came across this book again, the cover drew me in and the blurb got me. It didn’t sound like a typical crime book and I thought why not give it a go and I am so glad I did.

If that thing called sleep didn’t exist I would have read this book in a day. I was just so captivated and intoxicated by this book. I dug it’s claws in and wouldn’t let me go.

The story was amazing and kept me wanting to know who was killing the Violets themselves. Every twist and turn, every break in the case just kept me reading. I wanted to know who was murdering these violets.

The characters themselves we’re amazing. They weren’t you stereotypical characters, or well stereotypical characters that I imagined them to be before I read the first page. These characters are complicated and just human. Vulnerable and very human. And that is what I just came to love about them.

I think one of the elements that drew me to actually read this book was the slight hint of the supernatural abilities that the Violets posses. The one in which they are able to summon dead people and that is what got me intrigued.

Although I was shocked by some things and really annoyed by other things (not in bad ways) I actually really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to dig into the next one.

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