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Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen

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.

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.

My Review:

Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen was interesting. This book sounded amazing, so I knew I needed to read it right away.

I wouldn't really call this book enemies to lovers because I didn't believe the main characters were truly enemies. We got to know the history of these characters pretty fast and they didn't always fight. The two main characters spend the majority of the book insulting each other. When they weren't insulting each other, they were getting hot and bothered. The characters were constantly up and down that it made the whole story feel lacking.

The world and magic didn't feel super original. This one was just so-so to me. Would I read the sequel? Probably but I am not super invested to the story.

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