Once I read the description, any inhibitions I had to wait and read the other books on my shelf were thrown away. Sorry The Crucible. Sorry The Roanoke Girls. Sorry my monthly dose of Poe. Domino, Cain, and Wilson called my name.
Surviving in the gritty streets of Detroit, Domino and her friend live off of their wits. But when disaster strikes and Madam Karina, a mysterious woman with secrets of her own, offers Domino a position at her girls’ home, Domino has no alternative and accepts. It doesn’t take her long before she’s fighting her way up the ranks to gain Madam Karina’s approval and becomes the target or brutal bullying. Along with the help of her new friends, Cain and Poppet, she discovers the madam’s terrible secrets. Soon Domino realizes that she needs to escape, but how can she do that when the madam hates losing inventory?
Fast-paced and twisted, Victoria Scott delivers a snappy and whip-smart narrator. The story hardly slows down and the grisly secrets of Madam Karina’s Home for Burgeoning Entertainers come to light in the most chill-inducing ways possible. I felt like I was in an action/psychological thriller. Domino was the best narrator for Violet Grenade; she captured the horror of her situation and added needed humor and the right amount of sarcasm.
Like the last two books I’ve read, I rate this five out of five stars.