Book Swoon Exclusive Excerpt: Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott!
I've been a long time fan of Victoria Scott's writing since her DANTE WALKER trilogy and her FIRE & FLOOD series. Today, I'm so excited to be able to share with you an exclusive excerpt of Victoria Scott's newest book, VIOLET GRENADE! Enjoy!
Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott
On Sale Date: May 2, 2017
Young Adult Fiction / Psychological Thriller
Published by Entangled: Teen
DOMINO (def.): A girl with blue hair and a demon in her mind.
CAIN (def.): A stone giant on the brink of exploding.
MADAM KARINA (def.): A woman who demands obedience.
WILSON (def.): 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.
Excerpt from VIOLET GRENADE by Victoria Scott
I step inside, and the door softly closes.
My makeup and jewelry is balled in Dizzy’s T-shirt, but my wigs spill across my lap in a disheveled rainbow. Ms. Karina eyes them and smiles. She seems pleased that this is what I needed to retrieve.
“Let’s go, Cain,” she says to the boy.
I let that name sit on my tongue like a peppermint. It burns with flavor.
Cain pulls out onto the road and, behind us, the gold sedan follows along. I lie back on the headrest and look up at the stars. It’s early morning now, but it’ll be hours before the sun rises.
“Where are we going?” I ask quietly.
“Texas,” she responds. “West Texas.”
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About Victoria Scott:
Victoria Scott is the author of eight novels including Titans, Fire & Flood, Salt & Stone, the Dante Walker trilogy, Hear the Wolves (March 2017), and Violet Grenade (May 2017). She is published by Scholastic and Entangled Teen, and is represented by Sara Crowe of Harvey Klinger Literary Agency.
Victoria’s latest novel, Titans, received two starred reviews, and Fire & Flood was nominated as a YALSA Teens’ Top 10 book for 2015. Victoria’s novels have been bought and translated in eleven foreign markets. The author currently resides in Philadelphia, and loves hearing from her readers.