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Peek Inside Violet Grenade

When Madam Karina finds Domino in an alley, she brings her to her girls’ home in Texas. But the madam has horrible secrets. So does Cain, the mysterious boy in the basement. Escaping is hard, but Madam Karina doesn’t know about Domino

Violet Grenade

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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.


"An utterly unique, utterly wicked read!"-Lindsay Cummings, #1 NY Times Bestselling Author


*"Mind-blowingly intense." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*"Right from the start, Scott commands attention..." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

*"Scott balances excitement, tension, risk, and athleticism successfully..." -Bulletin, starred review

"Scott captures the essence of what it means to sacrifice one's self for a loved one." -VOYA

"A fun addition to any library." -School Library Journal 

"Fantastical yet grounded!" -RT Book Reviews

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633756885
Release Date: May 2, 2017
Page Count: 386
Imprint: teen
Genre: contemporary, young adult
Tropes: coming of age/family/social issues, overcoming odds

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By Candace February 10, 2017

This book was freaking awesome!!! Domino has been homeless for about a year and finds herself in a situation when her best friend is arrested, and she has no money to bail him out. She happens to run into this lady named Madam Karina who offers her a position at her home. Things aren't what they... ...more

By Mariah February 09, 2017

This was so perfect in so many ways that I CAN'T EVEN DEAL.
Violet Grenade was gritty and dark, engaging and romantic. Domino was an incredibly strong and smart heroine who was that perfect middle-ground character: she knew when to keep her mouth shut, but could whip out a witty one-liner or thre... ...more

By kariny February 05, 2017

*I received a free ARC from Entangled Teen in exchange for an honest review*


For some reason i thought this book was taking place in the Victorian era and that it was a fantasy novel but it's actually a contemporary PSYCHOLOGICAL YA THRILLER. ...

By Alexandra February 05, 2017

I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books*

I was truly excited for the chance to review this book! Victoria Scott has become quite one of my favorite authors since the day I read about her "bad boy" Dante Walker. Needless to say... ...more

By Olivia February 06, 2017

“Violet Grenade” is the unique story of Domino, a young runaway who lives in abandoned houses in Detroit with her friend (and crush) Dizzy. Domino spends a lot of time hiding herself from the world, covering in wigs and thick makeup- and also trying to stay away from Wilson. Domino has dissociati... ...more

By Hollis February 10, 2017

Review to be posted closer to release date.

** I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher (thank you!) in exchange for an honest review. ** ...more

By Hristina February 23, 2017

Violet Grenade is probably one of the best books that are coming out this year. It's a contemporary psychological thriller with an original idea behind it, compelling characters (most important of them all is Domino who is a kickass heroine, she was easy to connect to), an awesome story, and grea... ...more

By Victoria February 19, 2016

The concept for this YA psychological thriller started with a spark for two different book ideas. On one side of my brain, I was playing with the vision of a girl getting attacked in an alleyway. The mugger believes her to be the perfect victim to rob, or kidnap, or kill. What he doesn’t know is... ...more

By Jane February 08, 2017

A dark, captivating novel with not only a great MC, but memorable secondary characters.
I loved Domino/Wilson, Poppet and Cain. The pacing is excellent and just when you think you have something figured out, the story twists again.

Thanks to Entangled & NetGalley for the eARC. ...more

By Jessica February 10, 2017

I FREAKING LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS BOOK!!! (Full review to come!) ...more

By Maranda December 20, 2016

Dark Psychological Chronological of Schizophrenic Salvation! Domino a seventeen year old homeless girl seeking acceptance and love falls prey to Madam Karina. Evil seeks the troubled teen with promise of beauty that is instead a prison. Numerous colorful and troubled characters live in the pages... ...more

By Melissa (YA Book Shelf) March 11, 2017

Seriously, Violet Grenade is brilliant. It has an underlying dark humor that had me laughing out loud throughout the book, even though that isn't always the case with those kinds of comedic elements. It is also as creepy af - both while Domino is living in and working up the ranks in Madam Karina... ...more

By Maggie March 01, 2017

I received this book as an ARC from the library where I work. This is one of those awesome young adult books that are definitely more on the adult side, which I love. I also thought Domino was phenomenal because she is strong, dynamic, and not entirely likeable (though not entirely unlikeable). W... ...more

By Arousa March 13, 2017

5 stars+

Violet Grenade was dark and totally badass and I did not expect it. It was freaking creepy and surprising at the same time. It kept me on my toes, on the edge of my seat. It was gritty, dark, shocking, gripping and romantic. Domino (I love her name!) was such a captivating character. She... ...more

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Victoria Scott

About the author

Victoria Scott

Victoria Scott is the critically acclaimed author of eight novels including Fire & Flood, Titans, and the Dante Walker trilogy. Her books are sold in thirteen countries, and she loves hearing from readers across the world. Victoria is a big city girl who appreciates fashion, interior design, and pink cotton candy.

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