Iron Hearted Violet

Iron Hearted Violet The end of their world begins with a story This one In most fairy tales princesses are beautiful dragons are terrifying and stories are harmless This isn t most fairy tales Princess Violet is plain

  • Title: Iron Hearted Violet
  • Author: Kelly Barnhill
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Audiobook
  • The end of their world begins with a story This one In most fairy tales, princesses are beautiful, dragons are terrifying, and stories are harmless This isn t most fairy tales Princess Violet is plain, reckless, and quite possibly too clever for her own good Particularly when it comes to telling stories One day she and her best friend, Demetrius, stumble upon a hiddeThe end of their world begins with a story This one In most fairy tales, princesses are beautiful, dragons are terrifying, and stories are harmless This isn t most fairy tales Princess Violet is plain, reckless, and quite possibly too clever for her own good Particularly when it comes to telling stories One day she and her best friend, Demetrius, stumble upon a hidden room and find a peculiar book A forbidden book It tells a story of an evil being called the Nybbas imprisoned in their world The story cannot be true not really But then the whispers start Violet and Demetrius, along with an ancient, scarred dragon, may hold the key to the Nybbas s triumphor its demise It all depends on how they tell the story After all, stories make their own rules Iron Hearted Violet is a story of a princess unlike any other It is a story of the last dragon in existence, deathly afraid of its own reflection Above all, it is a story about the power of stories, our belief in them, and how one enchanted tale changed the course of an entire kingdom.
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    • Hannah Greendale says:

      Princess Violet and her best friend, Demetrius, discover a hidden room in the castle. Inside the room is a strange book that tells of a wicked creature – the Nybbas – who was imprisoned in their world. Violet has no reason to believe the story is true, until she starts hearing a voice in her head telling her to release the Nybbas. Iron Hearted Violet touts the power of storytelling. In Princess Violet’s world, telling and believing in stories is a way of life. Violet’s story, fittingly, [...]

    • TheBookSmugglers says:

      Ana’s Take:The end of their world begins with a story – and with a birth. Princess Violet was born to supportive parents and a loving kingdom. She is smart, loves telling stories and enjoys adventures with her one friend Demetrius.But, as it just so happens, Violet is not a True Fairytale Princess (TFP) because as we all know, TFP are impossibly beautiful and Violet is no such thing. With her mismatched eyes, lopsided face, blotchy skin and unruly hair, she is far from perfection. Still, nob [...]

    • Lata says:

      3.5 stars. Lacking some of the charm of Barnhill's more recent "The Girl who Drank the Moon", this story took longer to engage me but I did find about a third of the way in I did want to know how things would turn out for Violet. Interesting points raised by Kelly Barnhill about the damage stories prioritizing beauty of the girl/princess over sense and intelligence, cause incredible harm to Violet and countless others in her land. Violet does grow terrifically over the course of this story, and [...]

    • Jessica says:

      How did I not know this book existed until a month ago? It's been out two years! It has a dragon and a little red haired girl on the cover! And it's wonderful! A fascinating and unusual fantasy, like a fairy tale, or a story by E. Nesbit, with strange and wonderful dragon lore. A must read for fans of dragons, magic, and adventure!

    • Arielle Walker says:

      3 stars for me4 stars for the age group it's intended for

    • Pranta Ghosh Dastider says:

      Well, I won't be heartless and give Iron Heart Violet any star less. A full 5 it is. Who am I to search for a flaw in such flawless storytelling? This story could go many places, but it kept being simple and to the point. It showed friendship, family bond, ruthless god, treachery, dragons, love, hope and many more. Written in a magical way this story became enhanced furthermore.When all fairy tale stars with a beautiful princess, prosperous or in trouble kingdom and so on, this particular story [...]

    • Kells Next Read says:

      Enjoyable read overal, but I did find that the story fell flat in multiple places. Actual Ratings: 2.75

    • Barb Middleton says:

      Pug nose, blotchy skin, mismatched eyes meet the ugly princess. Now that's an interesting premise. Ignore the illustrations that make ugly Princess Violet look cute. Obviously, the artist didn't get the theme in this enjoyable fantasy. Violet has a strong personality, quick mind, and mouth. She's likable and strong-willed with a best friend, Demetrius, whom she explores the castle with on a daily basis. The castle is alive and has corridors that grow, shrink, and move making their adventures exc [...]

    • Amanda says:

      Sometimes, you just need something simple. Something somewhat predictable, charming and just downright classic. That's what I needed when it came Iron-Hearted Violet, and it fit the bill perfectly. Simple. Charming, and just adorable.Violet isn't like most princesses -the storybook kind, that is. She isn't pretty. She isn't fragile. And she isn't anywhere near graceful. And in the stories that Violet enjoys telling so much, the princesses are always beautiful and the dragons are always evil. But [...]

    • Eva says:

      I think the problem was that I read these books in the wrong order. I enjoyed The Girl Who Drank The Moon so much - and then the Witch's Boy was honestly pretty forgettable. This one - there was so much potential, but it was never really fully realised until TGWDTM.

    • Susan says:

      Fairy tales usually end with happily-ever-after's. This one doesn't. Beautifully deceptive and filled with dark intrigue, this is a story of power, wonder, and fear. Kelly Barnhill fills her pages with unique wisdom, charm, and most important: the power of belief. Iron Hearted Violet is a story that will stay with reader's as they traverse the pages and immerse themselves into a world unknow, a world unlike any other told in the rich span of fairy tales. It's deeply forbidden and dripping with a [...]

    • Michelle *The Bookish Hobbit* says:

      *CONTAINS SPOILERS*****TURN BACK NOW****I was prepared to love this book. I ordered it a week after I discovered it here on GR. I counted the days until it arrived and quickly sunk my teeth into it. But alas, 'twas not meant to be.IHV containes elements of Tad William's Shadowmarch series and the movie Dragonheart; but this book is not nearly as intriguing as either. It resembles Shadowmarch in that there are also small human-like fae (for lack of a better word), and IHV has a god who lives deep [...]

    • Anna (Curiosity comes before Kay) says:

      Violet is a beloved princess, the only living child of her parents and they live in a kingdom ruled by tales of the old gods who created their world. But she isn't the way a princess is supposed to be. Violet isn't pretty, graceful or cautious. Violet only has one real friend, Demetrius (the stablemaster's son) and she loves to tell stories about beautiful princesses and evil dragons. But when her Father goes on a quest to find the last living dragon (not to kill it, but to learn from it) and he [...]

    • Darlene says:

      Iron Hearted Violet is a middle grade fantasy novel that takes place in an imaginary multiverse. Only dragons can travel from one realm to the next by pressing against the thin skins of each realm until they pass through to the other side. Princess Violet lives in the Andulan Realm, which has a mirrored sky. It is believed that something lured the dragons to Andulan, and the dragons cannot escape because they are afraid of their own reflections. Violet’s father, King Randall, has been infatuat [...]

    • Andrea says:

      This story is told via the device of a court storyteller (one who keeps addressing the reader as "my dears"), and has a strong fairytale air, mixed with an epic fantasy plot. It is the tale of both Violet and Demetrius, as well as the storyteller.Violet is an intelligent, lively, curious, mischievous princess, born to loving parents after many miscarriages, who happens to have very curly hair, uneven skin, an average sized body, mismatched eyes and a not precisely symmetrical face. She's not exa [...]

    • Pamela says:

      This was rather a surprise. A spur-of-the-moment checkout at the library based mostly on the cover (which is a very silly way to pick books, as a rule, since a lot of really insipid books have really pretty covers). However, this one was surprisingly, wonderfully deep, thoughtful, and poetic.The titular Violet is the last princess of her realm. She doesn't look like a princess "should" look, at least according to the stories told by Cassian, the story's narrator. She's got crazy hair, lopsided e [...]

    • Jenna says:

      2.75 starsViolet isn't a stereotypical beautiful princess and her story isn't a typical one either. Throw in a banished god, a decrepit dragon, and a warring nation, and you've got an odd fairy-tale. Listened to this on audiobook and the reader (while doing the voice of the storyteller narrator) put me in mind of Rumpelstiltskin / Mr. Gold from the television show Once Upon a Time. This had a two-fold effect, that it made me go "oooo" while at the same time it lulled me, which really isn't a goo [...]

    • Bridget says:

      This book started out fine, and the premise of an unpretty princess who knows that all the princesses in stories ARE pretty was enough to keep me reading. And the more I read the more interesting and sad and wonderful the story got. But it didn't totally win me over until the ending. Violet won me over at the ending. I think kids will enjoy the story and the adventure and the way fairytale elements get presented, but as an adult this book had an unexpected effect on me. Part of this story is abo [...]

    • Jim Sibigtroth says:

      An unusual novel-length fairy tale. To begin with, the princess Violet is not a typical princess. She is not at all pretty and she feels unsure of herself because of this. She is also quite clever and she really does pay attention to what is going on around the castle.Next, the narrator is a rather wimpy storyteller who thinks he is more brave and clever than he really is. Stories and storytelling play a significant part in the book.There is a dragon, but he is very old and somewhat crippled. He [...]

    • Katie says:

      My first thought: This book was written in 2012, by a woman, and red hair & freckles are still markers for ugliness. As someone who has red hair & freckles, may I kindly say, it's f***ing time to give it a rest!"It was ok" sums this YA book up. I wouldn't recommend it, but I'm not going to prevent my kids from reading it, either. I'm always on the lookout for great books that feature strong female characters. This wasn't one. Violet, the princess, wasn't the typical damsel in distress, b [...]

    • HP Fan says:

      I LOVE this book! It is so well written and has AMAZING characters. Would recommend to everyone!!

    • Gina (My Precious Blog) says:

      Meh

    • Michelle Liao says:

      3.5 stars.

    • Katie says:

      This is exactly the kind of book I would have been obsessed with as a kid. A dragon, an ugly princess, and the power of storytelling make for a great combination. The narrator was incredibly frustrating, especially as the book progressed, but overall it was pretty great.

    • Mabel says:

      I love the way this is written. It’s got a lot of imagery in the words and has a new take on the princess genre. I liked that there wasn’t a forced romance element and that the pre-teens have the power and strength of childhood while also having the confusion of growing up.

    • Nafiza says:

      My attention was immediately captivated by the synopsis of the novel. I mean, how could I or anyone resist an outspoken and plain princess, her best friend and a mean dragon?Iron Hearted Violet was a different book than I had imagined it would be. Oh it had all the elements I expected it to but it had something more, something that I hadn’t thought it would concern itself with. Substance. I thought it would be an adventure story that would leave me delighted, and it was, but there are heavier [...]

    • Aylee says:

      In short: If I were to describe Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill in one word, it would be Charming.Middle Grade fantasies featuring strong and charismatic protagonists and creative world building are among my favourite kind of books to read and I had a feeling Iron Hearted Violet would give me exactly what I wanted - and it did. Kelly Barnhill has crafted an adventurous and unconventional story with a completely endearing protagonist. And what's more, there was SUBSTANCE here in the themes [...]

    • Melissa Frye says:

      Everyone should go on an adventure, even if it’s only through the pages of a book. Kelly Barnhill has written a wonderful adventure and it is well worth taking. Blurb taken from : In most fairy tales, princesses are beautiful, dragons are terrifying, and stories are harmless. This isn’t most fairy tales.Princess Violet is plain, reckless, and quite possibly too clever for her own good. Particularly when it comes to telling stories. One day she and her best friend, Demetrius, stumble upon a h [...]

    • Cleo says:

      Iron Hearted Violet is a recently published middle grade fantasy. It is the story of Violet, the intelligent but not-so-beautiful princess. When she is thirteen, her world begins crumbling. Nybbas, the thirteenth god, has risen again, and is bent on the destruction of everything that Violet loves. She and her best friend Demetrius, and a scarred dragon who's afraid of his own reflection, may be their only hope of saving their kingdom and their world.Interestingly, the book is narrated in the fir [...]

    • Karissa says:

      I listened to this on audiobook. It was an okay fairy tale about how being ugly on the outside doesn’t mean you are an ugly person. I had some issues with the story and the narration.I listened to this on audiobook and wasn't a huge fan of the narrator. All the women's voices sounded like men with clogged up throats. This was a fairy tale like fantasy about Violet, an ugly young princess, who gets drawn in by an evil banished God. As a result she almost destroys the kingdom in her search for b [...]

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