I received this ARC from Entangled Teen via Netgalley in exchange for a fair review.
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.
If you like the trope of unreliable narrators, then this book is for you! I’ve never read anything like Violet Grenade before. In my mind, there are strong Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children and The Darkest Minds vibes in this book.
This book is so incredibly dark. I can’t stress that enough: Violet Grenade is dark. Domino falls under the unreliable narrator trope which is something I haven’t read recently. If you are a fan of that, then you’ll for sure like this book. The story follows Domino who has a voice/person in her head named Wilson. At first, I was creeped out by Wilson. By the end, I loved Wilson so much! Even the voice in her head goes through character development by the end of it.
I’d also like to say that there’s a potential TW later in the book for sexual assault and attempted rape. It’s later in the book, but it could be triggering to someone who has had history with either of these.
I didn’t completely love Violet Grenade, but it did meet my expectations. I feel like I always have an issue or two with each of her books. Her writing style is very quirky and addicting which is one of my favorite things about her books. This isn’t my favorite of Scott’s books, but I did enjoy it more than her previous book. If you enjoy twisted/dark books, you will enjoy Violet Grenade
So, what do I rate Violet Grenade?
Have you read Violet Grenade? What did you think of it?