Violet Made of Thorns

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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Delacorte Press
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.3 X 1.3 inches | 1.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780593427538

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About the Author

A self-taught artist with a degree in Computer Science, Gina Chen generates creative nonsense in all forms of media and always has a project stewing. She has particular fondness for fairy tales, demon tales, romantic comedies, and quiz shows. Currently, she resides in Southern California, where the sun is as plentiful as its tea shops. Violet Made of Thorns is her debut novel.

Reviews

"Everything you want from an enemies-to-lovers fantasy starring morally gray characters."--BuzzFeed

"Gina Chen delivers a biting fantastical twist on fairy tales."--POPSUGAR

"A rare YA fantasy with a difficult, prickly and nigh-on unlikeable heroine, Violet Made of Thorns feels like a breath of fresh air from its first pages."--Paste Magazine

"Curses, magic, fate, and forbidden romance combine into an unputdownable YA novel that fantasy lovers will obsess over."--Brightly

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, #1 New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights

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, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Ember in the Ashes series

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, New York Times bestselling author of House of Salt and Sorrows

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, author of A Lesson in Vengeance and The Fever King

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, New York Times bestselling author of For the Wolf

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, New York Times bestselling author of The Ones We're Meant to Find

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

Searing... Employing evocative prose, passionately antagonistic romance, and a snarky first-person narration, Chen borrows familiar fairy tale elements and crafts them into a uniquely dark fantasy.--Publishers Weekly

A refreshing change from typical high-fantasy settings... Diverting and atmospheric.--Kirkus Reviews

"Chen's world is imbued with classic fairy tale elements that add to the atmosphere, from a rotting Fairywood to midnight magic to a masquerade ball, but she brings a fresh modernity to the story, with commentary on celebrity and imperialism that is both thoughtful and entertaining."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books