Wow! I was not expecting the wild ride that is this book. Violet may be my new favorite heroine! She lies when she needs to, she pulls no punches, she just does what she needs to do to survive. She knows the king is a faker and a phony as well, in fact he is often the one encouraging her lie to make sure his plans succeed. This is often at odds with what his son, Prince Cyrus, may want and it puts Violet and the prince at cross purposes often. The Prince thinks Violet needs to be taught a lesson and sent away when he’s crowned. Violet thinks the prince is an idiot. In the midst of all of this, the book twists and turns, leaving the reader in awe of where this talented author takes the story.
This is one of those stories that I did not want to end. I am so glad this is a series and I cannot wait for the next book!
About The Book:
Violet is a prophet and a liar, influencing the royal court 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 Violet of her official role once he’s crowned at the end of the summer—unless Violet does something about it.
But when the king asks her to falsely prophesy Cyrus’s love story for an upcoming ball, Violet awakens a dreaded curse, one that will end in either damnation or salvation for the kingdom—all depending on the prince’s choice of future bride. Violet faces her own choice: Seize an opportunity to gain control of her own destiny, no matter the cost, or give in to the ill-fated attraction that’s growing between her and Cyrus.
Violet’s wits may protect her in the cutthroat court, but they can’t change her fate. And as the boundary between hatred and love grows ever thinner with the prince, Violet must untangle a wicked web of deceit in order to save herself and the kingdom—or doom them all.