“Kings and curses, girls and gods—these are the makings of tales.”
Violet is a prophet and a liar, influencing the court as Seer 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 her of her title once he's crowned.
After the king asks her to falsely prophesy Cyrus's love story for an upcoming ball, Violet awakens a dreaded curse about the prince's future bride. Her wits may protect her in the ruthless court, but they can't protect her against fate—nor the doomed attraction growing between her and the prince . . .
Violet Made of Thorns is the start of a YA fantasy duology, coming 2022 from Delacorte Press.
For readers interested in:
- a sharp-tongued Asian antiheroine and diverse cast!
- a bickering love/hate trainwreck of a romance!
- fairytale balls and side-eyeing the monarchy!
Meet the Characters
Violet is Seer of a court she has never completely belonged in. Clever to a fault, she'll chase victory even if it leads her over the cliff's edge.
"I changed the truth and the stars didn't fall."
Where Violet is too clever, Prince Cyrus is too honorable—beloved when sitting pretty and less so when clashing with his kingdom's leadership and Seer.
A charming smile can mask so many secrets, and he's had such practice.
More coming soon . . .