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I haven’t preordered a ton of debuts this year, but simply had to give into this debut YA fantasy. Gina Chen’s Violet Made of Thorns sounds messy and fun and I know I will be there for every second of it. I am loving the sound of these darker fantasies that are coming out lately and can never resist morally grey characters. Cover is linked to Goodreads.Title: Violet Made of Thorns
Author: Gina Chen
Series: Violet Made of Thorns, #1
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: July 26, 2022
“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.
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