Promo: Violet Made of Thorns
Updated: Mar 9
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.
Violet Made of Thorns (Violet Made of Thorns Duology #1) by Gina Chen
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Romance
Publishing Date: July 26, 2022
What an amazing debut! Gina Chen's writing style immediately draws you and hooks you with Violet's story. Violet is a seer in the court of the king who provides some false prophecies concerning the king's son Cyrus and his future marriage. She accidentally opens a curse that will determine the kingdom's future based on who Cyrus chooses as a bride. This story has so many fairy tales woven throughout that makes this story so fun! There is plenty of banter, sarcasm, gossip, and adversity between these two. Wonderful debut novel!
About the Author:
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 actualgina.com and follow @actualgina on Twitter and Instagram.