Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Posted April 24, 2017 by Christy || 2 Comments

Violet Grenade by Victoria ScottViolet Grenade by Victoria Scott
Published by Entangled Teen on May 2nd 2017
Pages: 300
Format: e-ARC
Source: Publisher
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DOMINO: A runaway with blood on her hands.

CAIN: A silent boy about to explode.

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.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Violet Grenade is a book that appealed to me not only because of how awesome the summary sounds, but also because of the author.  It makes the 5th (if you count the novella, Four Houses) that I have read by this author and I have loved every single one.

Violet Grenade follows the story of Domino Ray, who is a runaway living life and surviving the best way she knows how.  When Domino’s best friend is arrested and she is offered at job from Madam Karina, Domino jumps at the chance to earn the money to bail her friend out of jail.  But it doesn’t take Domino long to learn that everything is not as it seems in Madam Karina’s home.  Then again, everything is not as it seems with Domino either.  She’s hiding a dark secret and the things that go on at this house could cause her to loose what little control she has.

The best thing about this book was Wilson.  Oh my gosh, how I loved him! I’m not quite sure if I was supposed to like Wilson considering all the bad things he’s done, but I just couldn’t help myself.  I loved him.  I’m not sure if it makes me morbid that the parts with Wilson were my favorites but oh well *shrugs*

Other characters that stood out to me were Cain, Poppett and Angie.  Each for different reasons but each of them were equally important.  I’m not sure what would’ve happened to Domino had it not been for these three.  The friendship and loyalty between Poppet and Domino, the care that Angie and Cain showed towards Domino was inspiring.

I do want to say that this book is very dark, especially when it comes to Wilson, so if books that deal with dark topics are not for you then I would skip this one.  But if you don’t mind going to the darker side then you should definitely pick this one up.

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  • This is the first I have heard of this book and I haven’t read the author yet. I am good with dark topics so I will have to check this one out. Great review!

  • YAY! I am so glad that you enjoyed this book! I loved it and in my opinion, it is Scott’s best book. I’ve read all six of her other YA books (not her MG one though, sadly) and I liked all of them, but this seventh one takes the cake. Psychological thrillers are so tricky! Scott did an amazing job in writing this story.

    Wonderful review, Christy! Have a fabulous week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!