Happy Tuesday bookworms! Welcome to my review of Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen! Thank you to Penguin Teen Canada for sending me an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book is currently available in stores.
Death, murder, racism, sexism, violence, self harm in magical context
Violet, the prophet for the royal court, has fought for her place by lying and carefully phrasing her divinations. But all that is threatened by Prince Cyrus, who plans to get rid of her once he is crowned by the end of the summer. To stop this, Violet agrees to the king's plan to fake a prophecy that Cyrus will find his true love at the upcoming ball. But what she doesn't realize is that this awakens a terrible curse that could either save the kingdom, or end it in damnation.
I'm a big fan of fairytales so I knew I had to pick this book up! I had heard great things about it and I was not disappointed! The plot was very interesting to read about. I especially liked reading about the political drama of the court. The magical elements were woven in very seamlessly. It made the magic system and world feel very real and believable. The writing style made for an engaging read. Each chapter had something new and interesting and it kept me reading constantly. I saved a lot of great quotes that I enjoyed as well! In terms of characters, my favourite would have to be Violet herself. I loved her strength, determination, and backstory. We got to see her develop throughout the book and grow out of her comfort zone. I also liked reading about Prince Cyrus but would have enjoyed learning a bit more about the side characters so that I could be more invested in their aspects of the story. The ending left me wanting more and I'm excited to read the sequel when it comes out!
Overall I had a lot of fun reading this book! I especially enjoyed the magic and political intrigue. I gave this book 4/5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
That's all for my review of Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen! I hope you enjoyed it!
Happy Sunday bookworms! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Final Gambit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, the final book in The Inheritance Games trilogy. Thank you to TBR and Beyond Tours for choosing me to be a part of this book tour! Here is the schedule for the rest of the tour if you would like to follow the other stops!
As part of this tour I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Avery’s fortune, life, and loves are on the line in the game that everyone will be talking about.
To inherit billions, all Avery Kylie Grambs has to do is survive a few more weeks living in HawthorneHouse. The paparazzi are dogging her every step. Financial pressures are building. Danger is a fact of life. And the only thing getting Avery through it allis the Hawthorne brothers. Her life is intertwined with theirs. She knows their secrets, and they know her.
But as the clock ticks down to the moment when Avery will become the richest teenager on the planet, trouble arrives in the form of a visitor who needs her help—and whose presence inHawthorne House could change everything. It soon becomes clear that there is one last puzzle to solve, and Avery and the Hawthorne brothers are drawn into a dangerous game against an unknown and powerful player.
Secrets upon secrets. Riddles upon riddles. In this game, there are hearts and lives at stake—and there is nothing more Hawthorne than winning.
Release Date: August 30, 2022
Genre: Young Adult Mystery
Death, violence, kidnapping, murder, mention of sexual assault in the past
A thrilling end to the Inheritance Games trilogy! I especially liked the mystery in this book. After book 2, I knew I had to find out what happened. I also enjoyed reading about Avery and the Hawthorne brothers working together. It was interesting seeing how everything came together in the end. Throughout the course of the series I grew to enjoy Avery’s character more and more. I also loved learning more about the Hawthorne brothers, especially Xander! He’s probably my favourite. I admire her strength through everything she had to deal with. I’m excited to read more from this author in the future! I gave this book 4/5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
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