Blog Tour- Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen

Posted July 28, 2022 by stuckint in Blog Tours / 0 Comments

Hi everyone and welcome to my tour stop for Violet Made Of Thorns by Gina Chen hosted through TBR and Beyond Your. I’m so excited to share a full spoiler free review as part of my tour stop.

You can find the full schedule here.

About the Book

Violet Made of Thorns (Violet Made of Thorns, #1) by Gina Chen
Published by Delacorte Press on July 26, 2022
Pages: 368

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.
A darkly enchanting fantasy debut about a morally gray witch, a cursed prince, and a prophecy that ignites their fate-twisted destinies—perfect for fans of The Cruel Prince and Serpent & Dove.

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About the Author

Gina Chen tells stories about fantastic worlds featuring heroines, antiheroines, and the kind of cleverness that brings trouble in its wake. A self-taught artist with a degree in computer science, she generates creative nonsense in all forms of media and always has a project stewing. Violet Made of Thorns is her debut fantasy novel. For more info, visit and follow @actualgina on Twitter and Instagram.

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My Thoughts

Violet Made of Thorns is a YA fantasy full of political intrigue, romantic tensions and plenty of dark magic. It’s the first in a series and does plenty to keep the reader on their toes and turning the pages.

Our main character is Violet, the sitting seer of a magical kingdom where fairies exist and magic is utilized in every day life. As the seer, she predicts the future for the kingdom and her people. The problem? Violet is a liar. Not about her abilities but about what she sees, and it frequently puts her in an awkward position and at odds with the next in line, Prince Cyrus.

But one day the king orders Violet to prophesy of Cryrus’, awakening a curse that could destroy the kingdom that Violet clings to in order to escape poverty.

Against the backdrop of this setting, Chen tackles issues of class and poverty and what it means to break the generational trauma inside each of us.

Overall, I gave Violet Made of Thorns 4.0⭐ and would recommend it to those who love YA novels steeped in political intrigue such as The Cruel Prince and Red Queen.

What About You?

Have you read Violet Made of Thorns? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments!

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