Violet Made of Thorns

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Delacorte Press
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5.7 X 9.3 X 1.3 inches | 1.06 pounds

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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.
"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. 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."--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."--Erin A. Craig, New York Times bestselling author of House of Salt and Sorrows

"Violet has everything: court intrigue, cruel witches, aloof but hot princes, ambitious girls who will do anything to win."--Victoria Lee, author of A Lesson in Vengeance and The Fever King

"A sharp, witty story told in an unforgettable voice."--Hannah Whitten, New York Times bestselling author of For the Wolf

"Entrancing from start to finish."--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... but she brings a fresh modernity to the story, with commentary on celebrity and imperialism that is both thoughtful and entertaining."--BCCB

"Debut author Chen has a winner here, with a rough-around-the-edges protagonist that readers will eventually root for despite her thorns." --Booklist