Today I will be reviewing Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen! I read VIOLET last year and I really enjoyed it, so let’s get on with the review :))
About the Book
Title: Violet Made of Thorns
Author: Gina Chen
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Publication Date: July 26, 2022
Publisher: Delacorte Press
For trigger warnings click HERE– one instance of parent harming child physically, themes of emotional manipulation – fantasy-typical levels of violence, including death and body horror – self-harm in a ritual/magical context – some instances of casual racism
Thank you to Delacorte Press for an ARC!
Violet is one of the best protagonists I have read about to date. she is sharp-tongued, unapologetic, very prideful, and somewhat selfish. that is why I loved her so much. I need more books with not-perfect main characters— the ones who aren’t a perfect balance, but the ones who have too much of something and too little of another. And it is safe to say I’m a simp for Violet Lune.
The setting was perfect, it was heavily inspired by a fairytale setting— which I loved of course! There were forests, magical trees and GAHHHH, it was just amazing. I’m definitely excited to see where book two leads us to.
One of the things that really pleased me was the plot. It was very well thought out from the beginning till almost the end of the book. It surprised me at times too, which was great because I hate predictable plots LOL. The romance between violet- the seer, and Cyrus- the prince was also great and I loved how they hated each other and still had casual endeavours with one another.
But what wasn’t too amazing for me was how fast the plot progressed towards the end. And it did annoy me a *little* bit was how fast the romance, and the whole plot really was as we neared the end of the book. I know this is a duology so I am very hopeful and intrigued to see what the second book has in store!
Violet Made of Thorns is a very unique book and that fact appealed to me. The plot was interesting, the characters were fresh and well though out, yet sometimes I just wanted……more from the book, and lacked the *wow* factor I usually look for in books.
I really do recommend checking this book out, even though I didn’t love it as much as I had hoped I would.
Do you like antiheroes? Do you have any books with such characters? Drop them in the comments below!!
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