TITLE: Violet Made of Thorns
AUTHOR: Gina Chen
PUB. DATE: July 26th, 2022
PUBLISHER: Delacorte Press
GENRE(S): Young Adult Fiction—Fantasy, Romance
TRIGGER/CONTENT WARNING(S): Child Abuse, Emotional Manipulation, Violence, Death, Body Horror, Self-Harm, Racism
BUY LINK: https://bookshop.org/a/11727/9780593427538
A darkly enchanting fantasy debut about a morally gray witch, a cursed prince, and a prophecy that ignites their fate-twisted destinies—perfect for fans of The Cruel Prince and Serpent & Dove.
Violet is a prophet and a liar, influencing the royal court with her cleverly phrased—and not always true—divinations. Honesty is for suckers, like the oh-so-not charming Prince Cyrus, who plans to strip Violet of her official role once he’s crowned at the end of the summer—unless Violet does something about it.
But when the king asks her to falsely prophesy Cyrus’s love story for an upcoming ball, Violet awakens a dreaded curse, one that will end in either damnation or salvation for the kingdom—all depending on the prince’s choice of future bride. Violet faces her own choice: Seize an opportunity to gain control of her own destiny, no matter the cost, or give in to the ill-fated attraction that’s growing between her and Cyrus.
Violet’s wits may protect her in the cutthroat court, but they can’t change her fate. And as the boundary between hatred and love grows ever thinner with the prince, Violet must untangle a wicked web of deceit in order to save herself and the kingdom—or doom them all.
Thank you turnthepagetours, actualgina, and delacortepress for the gifted copy.
This book was so enchanting! There were so many magical elements! They used the glamour of the fairies but there were also witches and seers with dreams and curses.
But can I say this forbidden attraction between the prince and seer was everything. Two people that couldn’t hate eachother more but actually it was the fact they couldn’t be together which was causing all the aggression.
A girl that was just doing as she was told cause she could see visions but most of the time she was fed a narrative and as long as she had her cushy spot all was good. But this darn curse over the prince!
I loved the fairytale aspect of this book and the voice in Violets head that she couldn’t tell if it was the bad witch or the prophecy. How can you tell if the voice in your head is the angel or the devil? Your conscience or your personal demons? Good lesson in using your gut and sussing everything out before you just blindly go along with what you hear.
This book didn’t end on a cliffhanger so I’m not sure which direction we are headed but I do have questions😂I always do.
Cyrus was the best! The synopsis said it was like Cruel Prince and Serpent and Dove. I was getting Cardan vibes from him for sure with his fancy charming handsome everyone wants him but acts like he doesn’t care attitude. And Violet with some badass Jude vibes starting off as nothing and fighting her way to the top.
❓ What is your favorite fruit?
My daughters summer camp walked to a farmers market and she brought home strawberries.
Read if you enjoy:
✨ Enemies to lovers
✨ Opposites attract
✨ Cursed Princes and Prophecies
✨ Political intrigue and court drama
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Gina Chen spent most of her life thinking she hated writing, until she churned out a few hundred thousand words of fanfiction and decided that maybe she was a writer. Her stories lean toward the fantastic, featuring heroines, antiheroines, and the kind of cleverness that brings trouble in its wake.
A self-taught artist with a degree in computer science, she generates creative nonsense in all forms of media and always has a project stewing. She has particular fondness for fairy tales, demon tales, romantic comedies, and quiz shows. Currently, she resides in Southern California, where the sunshine is as plentiful as its tea shops.
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