Author: Victoria Scott
Published by: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: May 16, 2017
Her name is Domino Ray.
But the voice inside her head has a different name.
When Madam Karina finds 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.
C’mon, as if I wouldn’t read this book. First of all, the cover = ♥. Second of all, the blurb completely won me over. I will say that the original blurb made it sound more sordid and dark than the current one does. Honestly, I’m not sure if this one would’ve pulled me on board the way the first one did. Nonetheless, I’m so glad I did read Violet Grenade, because it‘s really good!
I am unapologetic about being drawn to female characters who have violent tendencies, so I was prepared to love Domino. Oh, I like her, alright. She’s a runaway just trying to survive life in Chicago. When shit goes down, she finds herself accepting an offer from Madam Karina to make money at her home for girls. Sounds seedy, right? It isn’t what you think. Or, is it? Maybe, just maybe, it’s worse. Domino is a fighter and soon begins to claw her way to the top, but the closer she gets, it becomes clear there’s a lot off about the people and the place.
Violet Grenade takes us on a crazy ride that’s a tad on the darker side, which I love. As the story progresses, Domino’s secrets and past unravels, and … well, it’s not pretty. This brings me to Wilson. I freaking love Wilson! I’d get giddy when he would show up, because it meant things were about to go down. Oh, and is it ever fun.
I love how I couldn’t fully trust anyone and had to keep my guard up. However, despite all the cruelness and shadiness, there’s a wonderful story of friendship and loyalty that surprised me.
This book really impressed me with the standout characters, twisted plot, and touch of oddness that kept me glued to each page. It’s a quick read and a total page turner! Read it!
Side note to Domino: Having “a little more meat on your bones” doesn’t have anything to do with being a “real woman”. You’re fine the way you are.