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Violet Made of Thorns

(The first book in the Violet Made of Thorns series)
A novel by

There's always a price for defying destiny.



Violet is a seer and a liar, influencing the 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 banish her once he's crowned.

But when the king orders her to predict Cyrus's love story for an upcoming ball, Violet accidentally awakens a dreaded curse that could ruin them all. Her wits may protect her in the cutthroat court, but they can't change her fate - nor the doomed attraction growing between her and the prince . . .

The first in a darkly enchanting fantasy duology about a morally grey witch, a cursed prince, and a prophecy that ignites their fate-twisted destinies.


Entrancing' Joan He

'Violet made of thorns is
thrilling, tense and highly addictive. A great read' Netgalley review - 5 stars

Unforgettable' Hannah Whitten

'I would definitely recommend this book to the people that like books with an
enemy to lovers trope, Beauty and the Beast vibes and romance' Netgalley review - 5 stars

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Fantasy fans-rejoice! Violet Made of Thorns introduces us to a lush land where dark curses and magic reign. Chen's prose is a delight." - Erin A Craig

"Beautifully vicious. Filled with court machinations and cunning characters, Violet Made of Thorns is a fantasy you won't soon forget. Perfect for the fairytale reader who has always wanted the heroine to grow sharp teeth and bite Prince Charming." - Chloe Gong

"Entrancing from start to finish. Violet is a one-of-a-kind protagonist, and Gina Chen has spun a consummate fairytale that will have readers gasping and squealing in turn." - Joan He

"The first thing I wanted to do when I finished Violet Made of Thorns was read it again. The second thing I wanted to do was write down all the moments that made me laugh, shiver, cry, fling the book across the room only to retrieve it five seconds later and apologize because I just can't put it down. Violet has everything: court intrigue, cruel witches, aloof but hot princes, ambitious girls who will do anything to win. If Gina Chen doesn't write five more of these I will riot." - Victoria Lee

"An enchanting dark fantasy that turns tropes upside down while making us fall in love with the titular Violet, whose droll opinions and cunning self-protectiveness offer us a beautifully layered and endlessly fascinating narrator." - Sabaa Tahir

"Chen weaves a delightful, sparkling tale of a sharp-tongued antiheroine who will have readers rooting for her from page one." - June CL Tan

"Violet Made of Thorns is a sharp, witty story told in an unforgettable voice, taking classic fantasy tropes and changing them into something totally new, original, and remarkable." - Hannah Whitten

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