Blog Tour – Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen

**Disclaimer: I was given a free ARC in exchange for an honest review from as part of a tour from TBR and Beyond Tours.**

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Title Violet Made of Thorns
Author Gina Chen
Release Date July 26, 2022
Date Finished December 14, 2021

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.

Initial Thoughts
I was SO thrilled to get an ARC of this book in NetGalley. When I saw that cover, I knew I needed to read it.

Some Things I Liked
Calling all fans of exceptionally morally grey characters, do I have a book for you!
I’m obsessed with the magic, world building, and absolutely unashamed morally greyness of the main character in this book.
Violet was a phenomenal narrator. She was morally grey and just told you enough to keep you guessing. I loved her!
I also loved the realism. There was so much more to this than a fantasy romance. Violet and Cyrus were exceptionally real and I loved their story.

Series Value
There absolutely must be a sequel! @delacortepress and @actualgina please please please tell me there is more to this story because I am so ready for it!

Final Thoughts
Add this book to your TBR today, you won’t regret it!


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Gina Chen tells stories about fantastic worlds 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. Violet Made of Thorns is her debut fantasy novel. For more info, visit and follow @actualgina on Twitter and Instagram.

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