The Violet Hour

The Violet Hour

by Whitney A. Miller


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ISBN-13: 9780738737218
Publisher: North Star Editions
Publication date: 03/08/2014
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Whitney A. Miller (San Francisco, CA) lives in San Francisco with her husband and a struggling houseplant. When she's not having international adventures, she's dreaming or writing about them. The Violet Hour is her debut novel. Visit her online at

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The Violet Hour 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
StephWard More than 1 year ago
'The Violet Hour' is a gripping dystopian thriller that follows Harlow Wintergreen as she continues to fight the voice inside her head. The voice that isn't hers and tells her to do terrible things, like to kill. She's kept the voice a secret her entire life - even from her father and her best friend. Her father, one of the most powerful men in the world called the "Patriarch" is the head of VisionCrest - one of the fastest growing religions (or cults) ever known. With her reputation as the Patriarch's daughter and the perfect child of VisionCrest, Harlow must work tirelessly to keep the voice contained - but now the voice is growing stronger and Harlow doesn't think she can keep it silent any longer. This book was a really great mix of several genres, especially dystopia and thriller. The plot was very original and I haven't read anything quite like it before. I loved learning the backstory behind VisionCrest - it's history, leaders, beliefs, etc. Harlow proves to be a fantastic main character with her obvious flaws - most notably a murderous voice in her mind - but she also is a devoted friend and daughter who tries her hardest to live up to expectations and keep the voice at bay. Harlow's voice inside her mind, along with her origin story are quite intriguing and at the center of the plot and the mystery of the story. I found the rest of the characters to be well written, if not a bit predictable at times. There's the best friend who's loyal and quirky; the loner boy who is mysterious and tattooed and obviously is the love interest; and don't forget the arch-nemesis - the stuck up popular girl determined to make the heroine's life hell. Aside from these small predictabilities, the rest of the story was well written with lots of enigma and twists that kept me reading until the story was over. The author wrote with great attention to detail and a quick pace, which kept me eagerly turning pages to see what was going on and what was going to happen next. Overall, this was a unique and interesting novel that fans of several genres will enjoy getting their hands on - highly recommended! Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.