Happiness is a bloody knife.
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.... [summary from Goodreads]
Not many of my favorite books stay with me down at school; most go home eventually. But Dia's first book, Bleeding Violet, is one of the few that I am able to stare wondrously at nearly every day of my life. Its unapologetic and fantastic weirdness have earned it a spot on my favorites shelf, alongside the Hunger Games trilogy, Kristin Cashore's books, and all of the Jessica Darling series, among just a few others. Obviously I anticipated Dia's sophomore novel with a little more than a typical amount of anticipation. And read that synopsis! Look at that cover! Only Dia can pull off something like this, and I am really looking forward to reading this.
Slice of Cherry will be published in hardcover from Simon Pulse on January 4, 2011.