Monday, April 1, 2013

Middle Grade Monday: The Ultra-Violets by Sophie Bell

ARC, 290 pages
Release Date: March 5, 2013
Published by: Razorbill
The Ultra-Violets, #1
Source: Own, Provided by the publisher
For fans of: Powerpuff Girls, Middle Grades, Action, Adventure

     Meet four best friends. They’re not super…yet.
     IRIS: Visionary, artist, leader--the glitter-glue that holds the group together.
     CHERI: A girly-girl on platform roller-skates who's never met a rescue puppy she didn’t immediately-and-madly love. 
     SCARLET: Short enough that you won’t see her sneaking up behind you. Freckled enough that you might mistake her for innocent. But look out! She can pants a bully faster than you can say O-M-Jeepers!
     OPALINE: Loveable, huggable, supershy, sweet as pie…or is she?
     And introducing CANDACE. Not just any babysitter—she's a Teen Genius, thankyouverymuch!
     What happens when four best friends find themselves splattered with mysterious purple goo during a routine sleepover? Iris, Cheri, Scarlet and Opaline are about to become…

     From the very beginning I fell in love with this book. I needed a pick me up after the heaviness of my last book, and this book did the job and more! I laughed so hard at this the entire time. Mostly because of my love for puns and this read was FULL of them and I loved it. My favorite was from Cheri, the one who loved animals, "Salami" the weiner dog. Cutest thing ever lol
     The story line is nothing short of adorable. They start out as second grade girls attending a sleepover and then buy a strange turn of events some purple goop is spattered on them. Later on they go their seperate ways and then four years later they meet up again. They then realize something is going on with them and that together they make up "The Ultra Violets." 
     For this to be a middle grade, it was still filled with twists and turns! I found myself being surprised at the biggest twist towards the end. Even though all the things leading up to it were giving me huge hints. It wasn't what I was expecting at all and I can't wait to see what else Bell has in store for the Ultra-Violets. 
     Overall, I give this 

There is an exciting new game on the website surrounding this series! I played it a little with my little cousin and I think I had just as much fun as she did! You can see the website and play the game here: 

1 comment:

  1. Awh, this looks so cute! :D Just the kind of book I would have loved 10 years ago but still one that I wouldn't mind reading. Great review Nikki, thanks for sharing! <3