Goodreads: What The Flower Says of Death
Author: Danielle Koste
Published: 25th September 2018
Source: Copy from Author (Blog Tour)
Rating: 4/5 (Really liked it)
Official Summary: “Violet Holt has already met Death once.
After a failed suicide attempt, she finds herself dumped by her callous mother on the doorstep of her family’s desolate oceanside estate. With only the company of her estranged grandmother, comatose grandfather, and the monsters in her head, at least there was no one to interfere with her plans to try again on her eighteenth birthday.
No one, except maybe Jack: a skeleton of a boy who says he’s there to rake her grandmother’s leaves, yet seems more experienced at stalking than grounds-keeping. She knows he’s keeping a secret behind his gentle smiles and aloofness, but it’s difficult for Violet to be put off by his untimely thin-air appearances when figuring out the mystery of his true identity makes for such a good distraction.
Violet’s trauma is deeper than the wound on her wrist though, and it cannot be simply whisked away in a whirlwind of guessing games and pleasant gestures. She struggles to reconnect with her grandmother, find forgiveness for her mother, and closure with her grandfather’s dire condition, all while battling the strain of it all on her family. Even with a flicker of something hopeful blossoming within herself, Violet knows her birthday plans must be inevitable.
Death wouldn’t be there for her if it wasn’t. ” – Goodreads
Review: I really liked it, the storytelling and the way it was written, really sucks you in from the very first page. All the relationships, between Violet and her grandmother, Violet and her mother, just felt so real.
It did feel a little predictable in some places, I figured the twist pretty early on. But the Author wasn’t trying to hide it, hints were left here and there. Neither of those things took away from the story though.
(Disclaimer: I received a free copy from the Author. Does not affect my review)
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