Friday, 19 May 2017

Review - Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Title: Violet Grenade
Author: Victoria Scott
Pages: 366
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release date: 16th May 2017

Blurb from Goodreads: 

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.

Her name is Domino Ray.

But the voice inside her head has a different name.

When Madam Karina discovers Domino in an alleyway, she offers her a position at her girls’ home in secluded West Texas. With no 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…and falling for Cain, the mysterious boy living in the basement.

But the madam has horrible secrets. So do the girls in the house. So does Cain.

Escaping is harder than Domino expects, though, because the madam doesn’t like to lose inventory. But then, Madam Karina doesn’t know about the danger living inside Domino’s mind.

Madam Karina doesn’t know about Wilson.

 My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley*

 Domino Ray has done terrible things. Not that she remembers all of them thanks to Wilson, the voice in her head who takes over when things get bad.
Domino meets Madam Karina who gives her the chance to work at Madam Karina's Home for Burgeoning Entertainers. Domino accepts the offer, planning to earn some quick cash, but things at Madam Karina's are more complicated than they seem.
As Domino works her way through the ranks, she grows close to Cain, the quiet young man that lives in the basement.
Is there more to Madam Karina than meets the eye?
Will Domino be able to escape?
But most important of all, can Domino keep Wilson under control?

Violet Grenade was an interesting read.
Domino was likeable and I felt sorry for her - she'd had a really rough childhood and had been made to do terrible things.
I liked Cain, Angie and Poppet as characters and would have liked to find out more about them. I also would have liked more details about Madam Karina's sister who also ran a home for girls.
The romance was sweet and didn't happen too quickly.
The plot was enjoyable but nothing happened that shocked me.
The writing style was easy to follow and held my attention, but it didn't grip me.

Overall this was an enjoyable, unique, solid read.