The Remembrance of Violet Blake (The Violet Blake Novella Series, Book 3)
by Bre Faucheux (2015)
YA Fiction | Paranormal | Thriller
“Chloe Winter. Healer. Sanatore. Prisoner. Traitor.
Or so the remaining members of the Tumultus believe. But what was her true story? How did the Tumultus come to such difficult times due to the actions of one teenage girl?
This is the story of Chloe Winter. And nothing was as it seemed.” -Goodreads
pooled ink Review:
Author Bre Faucheux contacted me inviting me to read an ARC version of her 5-book series in exchange for honest reviews. Always up for some new reads I agreed and I’m extremely glad that I did!…
In this book (also titled The Memoria of Chloe Winter) we take a slight detour from the main storyline to jump back in time to the night Chloe’s life took a turn. Rebekah falls further from our graces, which is amazing because it’s hard to believe she could fall any further but it turns out she’s not just ruthless, she’s psychotic.
The memoria device seemed a bit far-fetched to me if I’m honest but hey, this is fiction so why not? But it’s mostly infuriating because it gives the bad guys a serious leg up and obviously that’s beyond annoying.
Overall I really liked this book but I sort of feel that this novella should have been added last in the series as a sort of prequel. I mean, I’m sure we all wanted to know more about Chloe and what happened to her and reading this definitely adds more clarity to the insanity of Rebekah but it just seemed a bit odd to read two books following Violet Blake and then suddenly turn left for a story all about Chloe. I guess novellas are different from usual book series but I dunno, I was really getting in stride with the whole Violet Blake storyline and was searching to finish that journey before diving down someone else’s.
Although I will say that reading Chloe’s story and getting a first person look at what really went down that fateful day was fascinating. I have a feeling it was given to us because it’s information we’ll need for what comes next and it definitely adds some heartbreaking insight into the occasional strange looks Liam gives Desmond and Shawn, but I still feel that this book could be a stand-alone prequel to the Violet Blake series. Dang, I wish more than ever that someone could tell Liam the truth. Honestly, it’s crushing.
Still spitting action at break-neck speed The Remembrance of Violet Blake is a dark shred of the horror that follows in Rebekah’s predatory wake.
Check out the rest of the series: The Resurgence of Violet Blake (Violet Blake #1), The Revival of Violet Blake (Violet Blake #2), The Repossession of Violet Blake (Violet Blake #4), and The Retribution of Violet Blake (Violet Blake #5)