Ultraviolet #1

R.J. Anderson

fiction fantasy mystery science fiction young adult
dark mysterious tense fast-paced

415 pages | first published 2011

Once upon a time there was a girl who was special.
This is not her story.
Unless you count the part where I killed her.

Sixteen-year-old Alison has been sectioned in a mental institute for teens, having murdered the most perfect and popular girl at school. But the case is a mystery: no body has been found, and Alison's condition is proving difficult to diagnose. Alison herself can't explain what happened: one minute she was fighting with Tori -- the next she disintegrated. Into nothing. But that's impossible. Right?

When Alison meets Dr Faraday, a visiting psychologist, she feels an instant connection. More, he believes her story. But there's more to Faraday than Alison can possibly imagine ... and the answers he will give her are ... extraordinary ...

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mysterious 87%
adventurous 75%
tense 62%
emotional 50%
challenging 25%
funny 25%
dark 12%
lighthearted 12%


medium 62%
fast 25%
slow 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

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Strong character development?

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Loveable characters?

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Diverse cast of characters?

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