**Disclaimer: I was given an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.**
Title A Violet Fire
Author Kelsey Quick
Release Date December 9, 2019
Description from Amazon
In the Vampire Stratocracy of Cain, human blood is scarce. For centuries, councils have sought to assuage the blood shortage by enslaving and breeding humans, turning them into profitable supply units for the rich and the abled.
Today, eighteen-year-old Wavorly Sterling is officially a supply unit, bound to serve her blood willingly to her master for the rest of her life. One of only few humans that was not bred in Cain, Wavorly knows freedom better than anyone, and she is determined to escape the clutches of her oppressors, even if by the hands of death.
But surprises lay beyond every certainty, and within every doubt. Where Wavorly’s hatred for both vampires and her enslavement once flowed free as blood, it merely trickles as she grows to admire her reserved, yet receptive master and savior, Anton Zein.
Although warmed by comforts never felt before, danger still lurks in the castle, and a prophecy calls from beyond the walls of a lavender gate–concealing the horrific secrets lodged between handsome smirks and cinereous eyes. It will take everything within Wavorly to face her fears and her doubts; to harness the truth of her past despite what that means for her future. The only question is, will she?
This book immediately made me think of that movie with Ethan Hawke and a vampire colony. After googling, I can confirm the movie was called Daybreakers. That’s exactly what I thought of when I read this synopsis. I don’t normally read books about vampires, but I don’t avoid them either. I thought this would be an interesting change of pace so I applied on NetGalley.
I absolutely hate the cover art featured on Amazon and Goodreads. The cover art on NetGalley is better (but not much). I’ll start with Amazon and Goodreads. That cover is dark, creepy, and to me, has nothing to do with this description. It’s much too bland. While the NetGalley cover is better, I think it’s too cartoonish. I like that Wavorly’s appearance is shown but nothing about this cover really connects to the story. If I had to choose one, I’d go with the cover NetGalley is using.
Notes on the Dust Jacket
Besides being very reminiscent of a movie I saw when I was in high school, I think the overall plot sounds interesting. I’d be interested to know the time setting because it’s not really given from this description. Is this a futuristic world, or alternate history where vampires took over? Similarly, is this a completely fictitious world or a version of the one we know?
I am interested to see where this book goes. I think the story has a lot of potential and my final thoughts are going to be very dependent on the answers to the above questions surrounding the plot.