I’m going to be a bit biased today but this book is on my to-be-read pile in any case so here it is!
Beware the Violet is an Alice-in-Wonderland themed novel written by my friend Maria Vermisoglou and I’m super intrigued. I have to admit I probably haven’t read any books at all like this other than Alice in Wonderland itself and so I’ve just got to read it!
“Discovering supernatural creatures are real is one thing but learning I have powers and learning to use them is quite a feat. My name is Violet Webb. I live in a small town that nearly worships Halloween but I hate it. I can’t wait until I graduate and get as far as I can from that silliness.
Everything changed when I followed the white rabbit. I ended up in a Realm full of vampires, fairies, witches and every creature possible.
Oh, Did I mention Jacques?
The hot shapeshifter with the French accent that makes me see rabbits everywhere?
Some bloody lady of Fate gave me a prophecy to get home. The only problem is that I must defeat the darkness before it swallows both of our worlds.
Can I go through without making the ultimate sacrifice?“
Maria tends to write books that involve her protagonists getting transported to other worlds and this one is no exception. I feel like a few decades ago there were lots of stories that used this method (I mean, what 90s kids could forget Digimon and the like?). So it’s awesome to see plots like this again. Better yet, it’s mixed in with the popular shapeshifter tropes that readers love so much right now.
If you want to check out Beware the Violet here is the link for the book, which only came out on 31st October – it’s pretty new. It’s also available in paperback!
Thanks for reading!