A Violet Fire
Today, eighteen-year-old Wavorly Sterling is officially a supply unit, bound to serve her blood willingly to her master for the rest of her life. ...more
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It takes a little longer to pull me into a genre that isn't "straight up stabby" but if an author can do that? Then I am willingly and happily along for the ride. Quick achieved this on page one and after that it was just fantastic storytelling. It's amazing to me that this is her debut novel.
The subplots were seamlessly woven through the main story, the character names were fun and even by the ...more
In fact, she is the only known survivor, rescued, or captured, depending on your perspective, and brought to live within the Vampire Stratocracy of Cain.
Set in a dystopian world, where the blood supply is low, the Stratocracy has developed a vast and complex system for raising 'human supply units'.
These supply units, are eventually chosen and bound to a master who they must serve, ...more
I watch the Twilight movies every. single. time. I see them on the guide, much to the chagrin of my bf. Again, I'll deny this fact.
And A Violet Fire is exactly why I'm such a fan of the genre.
It's not so much of an original storyline as it does have the typical ingredients: super hot vampire dude, willful chick who is, at first, immune to his wicked charms. However, I was pleasantly surprised ...more
I like Vampire books, but have tended to stay away from books where the main character is a blood slave because that storyline just didn’t appeal to me. However, I requested this book from Netgalley for some reason and I ended up loving every minute of it. I have been reading it straight since I started and haven’t even stopped to eat dinner. It is now after midnight, so that tells you how much I liked it. My son even offered to make dinner But I was too ...more
Hi everyone, thank you for your support thus far on my debut novel! I can't believe how many of you are genuinely interested in reading it! This is my first manuscript, my "heart" book... one that I was determined to throw out into the world despite industry-wide rejection. (Vampires just weren't cool enough to sign on from 2017-2018.) Thus, I self-edited (with the mentor ...more
The only time I was able to tear myself away from it was when my kindle battery died.
Battery fired back up I was completely sucked (pun intended) back in again.
I am so freaking excited this is only the start of a series because I didn't get enough!
I am flabbergasted that this is her debut?!
The world building, the sideways storyline, the hawt hawt vampires...
Obsessed with it all!
Much love to NetGalley & Kelsey Quick for my ...more
My heart is broken, my feminine energy is bristling, and vampires are back with a bloodthirsty vengeance.
The world has been dominated by vampires for centuries now. In Cain, Humans are bred to serve vampires in whatever form necessary – as blood supply units, servants, or breeders. They are instructed in special schools in how to best serve their immortal masters, through ...more
Steeped in rich ...more
Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
Kelsey Quick is a new-to-me author and she made one heck of an impression on me with A Violet Fire!
Set in a time where humans are scarce and thus, so is the blood supply for vampires, humans are now serving at their whim. From breeding farms to brainwashing and sustenance for vampires, humans are completely dominated and oppressed.
Wavorly, however, has known freedom and the outside world. She bucks convention and all demands. She has a huge hate for vampires. ...more
This is quite possibly the worst book I've read in 2019. I was intrigued by the comparison done with The Handmaid's Tale and A Court of Thrones and Roses - but it does not even compare to those two.
The writing drags on, our main character Wavorly is bratty, unlikeable and is even lowkey slut-shamey. She dislikes girl a lot more than she dislikes men in the same conditions.
Zein is instantly ...more
Let me start by saying I LOVE vampire books. I have had a long time love for all things vampire so this struck my interest instantly.
This book started out much different than most vampire books I have read. The H is slightly annoying in the fact that her desire to escape seems to outweigh everything including self preservation.
Zein....awww....Zein. I shall claim you as my book boyfriend. I know I should not ...more
If it's so good why is it not 5-stars? It's purely because it's a series and I'm going through a phase when I'd prefer a standalone.
If you like vampire stories, or you simply enjoy good writing, then this is the tale for you. This one has plenty of strong female characters, which are flawed by their forced association to the vampires that they serve.
There are religious undertones here that some of you will enjoy and (as you would expect from a ...more
Hear me out before stones start being thrown! I took the cautious way into this novel and by that I mean I read the first chapter in the kindle sample to determine if this was something I liked or didn't like off the bat. I came to the conclusion that as interesting as the plot and characters seem I, personally, can't stand descriptive and flowery writing if I'm physically reading it. My eyes have been acting up with an allergy no doctor can pinpoint and I don't have the patience ...more
Alright, on to the review.
I have to say I ...more
**I received an e-ARC of A Violet Fire from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review--all thoughts and feelings expressed are my own.**
“Enslavement is still enslavement, no matter how soft the chains.”-Kelsey Quick, "A Violet Fire"
I requested A Violet Fire from Netgalley because I was super intrigued by the synopsis. I have & always will love vampires...I have an extreme soft-spot for anything having to do with vampires. The synopsis promised an enemies-to-lovers ...more
Big note at the beginning of this review is that not only did I receive an ARC of A Violet Fire for a free and honest review by the author, but that Kelsey Quick and I have become author buddies along the way! I helped her with some of the late-stage editing of AVF, provided cover feedback, and we also talk shop about author stuff. So this review is biased fo sho! But I still wanted to get up a review.
I had tons of fun reading A Violet Fire. ...more
Would you give your blood to a vampire in need? Even if it left you bedridden for hours, could you find yourslef selfless enough to do so?
A dystopian world where vampires are the majority and humans have become the minority.
The humans have been bred and raised within an academy, only learning what they need to know to serve one of five vampire rulers of the Stratocracy as a submissive servant, giving blood when needed or being sent to ...more
I haven't read a vampire story in so long, I didn't know I missed it so much! I've finished this book in two sittings and loved it, especially so because I wasn't expecting much from it. There's a few things left to be desired but overall it was a great ...more
Today, I was in the mood for a vampire book that would give me all the feels. I'm not ashamed to say I love watching the Twilight movies once in a while. It's been a long time since I've read a book with vampires and I remembered I had an ARC that could be exactly what I needed. Immediately, A Violet Fire drew me in and I couldn't put it down.
I wanted something a little cheesy (but not in a bad way) and I feel like this book delivered the right amount. To tell you the truth, I'm not ...more
I looove this book. I'm so happy that vampires are officially back in the YA genre. The plot was engaging and had some twists I didn’t see coming but thoroughly enjoyed, the writing was easy to follow and the characters were relatable and full of life. I had so many emotions while reading this, and for me, that’s the element that makes a book a good one.
A Violet Fire is a dystopian novel in which vampires rule the world and use humans as their blood supplies. Men and women born in the ...more
Three nights of sleeping so very late and I finished it. It's brilliant though I do not have much love for Wavorly ! But other casts and the plot was too good. Loved the story and writing
I apparently like writing enough to string together hundreds of thousands of words into cohesive and coherent sentences. I also apparently really like escapism.
But I know for a fact I love my husband, family, friends, and huskies.
I run a steel company that I watched my father build from the ground up 10 years ago—his legacy is my first priority. My personal legacy (my art and ...more