Review: Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen

Title: Violet Made of Thorns

Series: Violet Made of Thorns #1

Author: Gina Chen

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.

All the stars!

I absolutely loved this, was totally hooked and gorged it in a day!

Violet is a Seer for the King and deals in half truths and lies. Her childhood friend turned nemesis, Prince Cyrus, sees through these lies and there is tension, a lot of tension!

So when cursed Cyrus announces his engagement to some random, it all goes off and the prophecy comes to pass…..and Violet has to work out what side she is on.

As I said above, this was such a great read! I was so taken with the story and characters that I couldn’t put it down!

One character really stood out for me and that was Cyrus’s twin, Camilla! She is everything!!!

I think this is a series so can’t wait to see what happens next!


5 thoughts on “Review: Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen

  1. I’m so glad you enjoyed this one, Caro – one of my favorite reads last year. I also met the author at a festival and got a signed copy. The sequel can’t come soon enough for me.

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