Thursday, May 18, 2017

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Book Blurb:

Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Publication Date: May 2, 2017

Publisher: Entangled Teen

DOMINO: A girl with blue hair and a demon in her mind.

CAIN: A stone giant on the brink of exploding.

MADAM KARINA: A woman who demands obedience.

WILSON: The one who will destroy them all.

When Madam Karina discovers Domino in an alleyway, she offers her a position inside her home for entertainers in secluded West Texas. Left with few alternatives and an agenda of her own, Domino accepts. It isn’t long before she is fighting her way up the ranks to gain the madam’s approval. But after suffering weeks of bullying and unearthing the madam’s secrets, Domino decides to leave. It’ll be harder than she thinks, though, because the madam doesn’t like to lose inventory. But then, Madam Karina doesn’t know about the person living inside Domino’s mind. Madam Karina doesn’t know about Wilson.

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My Review:

3.5 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Mystery, Teen, Romance--

Domino has been living on the streets for the last few years, barely scraping by and depending on her friend Dizzy. When Dizzy gets arrested, Domino is desperate for a way to make money to get him out of jail. When Domino is approached by an older woman who offers her a chance to come live with her and make money as one of her girls, Domino accepts the offer, without really knowing what she is getting herself into. Domino is whisked away, taken to life with the woman who is known as "Madame" and Domino is one of her "flowers". Domino is in over her head, but nobody knows about Wilson...

Yeah, so I am super confused about my own emotions in regards to this book. I was originally lured in by the gorgeous cover and the fact I have read the Collector by Victoria Scott and loved it, so I knew I had to read this too. What I most certainly can say is that I have not read a book like this before, it was completely original, and I could not really anticipate what would happen next.​ I am not really sure I enjoyed the read because it was much darker than I anticipated (be it the subject matter or the bullying and mental abuse), but it was interesting and the characters were so incredibly complicated and developed, which I appreciate in my stories. This is very much so a character driven book, with the people and their relationship dynamics being the main focus.

Domino is complicated, and that is putting it mildly. I don't want to have any spoilers, so I apologize for the vagueness. It was really interesting to me to watch her in every situation, how she was aware someone was manipulating her, yet she would give in anyway. But other times, she had a core made of steel. She was engaging to me, I wanted inside her head to see what makes her tick, while Domino herself refuses to look at her own mind. Can I just say her back story is one of a kind? There was a romance in the story, but that was not the point of the book- to be honest, she has a more intimate encounter with a patron of the house than her love interest. The world the book was set in felt like it was it's own make-believe world with fairytale aspects and a complicated set of rules that would never work in real life, instead of a modern city. If there had not been occasional mentions of items, I would never have placed this as the real world.

This is a standalone book so no cliffhanger, everything wraps up nicely, well as "nice" as a dark twist book can. This book was such a different read from anything else as well as from what I expected. I am glad I got the opportunity to experience it and I look forward to more from Victoria Scott.

I received this title in return for my honest review.

Author Bio:

Victoria Scott is the acclaimed author of eight books for young adults. Her novels are sold in fourteen different countries, and she loves receiving fan mail from across the world. Victoria loves high fashion, big cities, and pink cotton candy. You can find her online at

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