Welcome to the blog tour for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott! I adored this book and I highly recommend it. Check out my interview with Victoria Scott, and enter to win this book!
Alyssa: Hi and welcome to The Eater of Books! So glad you could join me today. =) Congratulations on the publication of Violet Grenade! By my count, this is your eighth published novel since 2013? Do you SLEEP? What helps your creative process so you keep going and don’t burn out?
VS: That’s a good question, because I’m working on two hours of sleep today. Honestly, if it weren’t for readers cheering me on, I’d be in a ditch somewhere.
Alyssa: How was writing this book different compared to writing your other books, especially with it being a completely different genre than your usual?
VS: This one is much darker, and much more lyrical in style. I usually write with more snark and humor, but I wrote the way I wanted to with this one, and it felt natural.
Alyssa: A somewhat related question – what was the most difficult thing about writing this book?
VS: Keeping the suspense going without wearing readers out. It’s a difficult thing to balance, and the first time I had to tackle something like that.
Alyssa: How did you come up with the title of this book?
VS: It’s a combination of Violet, which is the highest ranking Flower in the house Domino goes to live in, and Grenade, which represents Domino as a person, and specifically her second personality, who is quite explosive.
Alyssa: What are some YA psychological thrillers that you recommend to readers?
VS: Start with Gone Girl and Girl on a Train, obviously. Then move onto In the Blood by Lisa Unger!
Alyssa: What is one message that you’d love young readers to take away from Violet Grenade?
VS: Be careful who you mess with.
Alyssa: My last question – what’s next for publication? Will there be anything to follow Violet Grenade? Or entirely new projects?
VS: I’m working on a new young adult book that I can’t talk about too much yet. But I should be able to share with you guys very soon!
Alyssa: Thank you so much, and best of luck with everything!
About the Author:
Victoria Scott is the acclaimed author of eight books for young adults. Her novels are sold in fourteen different countries, and she loves receiving fan mail from across the world. Victoria loves high fashion, big cities, and pink cotton candy. You can find her online at VictoriaScott.com.
About the Book:
Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: May 16, 2017
Summary (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.
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.