BOOK REVIEW & Giveaway: The Wilted Flower District by Martin Niewood

Title: The Wilted Flower District (Forgotten Violets #2)
By: Martin Niewood
Publication Date: January 12, 2019
Pages: 158

At sixteen Violet Noone is thrown into a world of deception and betrayal when her sister, Ophelia, missing and presumed dead for the last four years, suddenly reenters her life. Violet and her brother, Weylin, venture into in a desolate district of Fairhaven to meet Ophelia but instead of finding her, they discover the brutally murdered body of a young man, Claude Cole. Fleeing the scene, they become suspects, relentlessly pursued by Penny, the officer in charge of the investigation. They soon learn that this murder is no isolated incident as they unravel its mysterious connection to the forbidden fruit, Elsyn.

Things in the Domain are different than they were on Earth. For one thing, death there holds no promise of rebirth into another realm. Fairhaven is an energized and diverse city with many neighborhoods including the Wilted Flower District, where Violet lives with her adoptive family. Having lost her parents many years ago, Violet relies on her brother, Weylin, and her best friend, Deena, for support while concealing the truth from her adoptive mom, Ivy, whose help she needs the most.

Determined to solve the mystery and reunite her family, Violet confronts her own beliefs, the political order, and the physical world. The question is how far is she willing to go?

I was a little reluctant to read this book as I am not one to be intrigued by futuristic novels, but I must say, I really enjoyed this read! Violet is a young girl who, with with the help of her mother and brother Weylin, is trying to find her missing sister Ophelia who has resurfaced after having being missing for four years, but quickly disappears again. 

Throughout the book the trio find themselves entangled in lies, mistrust and murder, but nothing is going to stop her from finding Ophelia. Violet is willing to do whatever it takes to bring her family back together, even if it puts her own life in danger.

The plot itself was very interesting. I found myself being able to relate to Violet as we both hold family as a high priority in our lives. The book was well written and the dialogue made me want to continue until the end. I highly recommend this book, this is the second book in the Forgotten Violet series, but you definitely do not need to read book one in order to follow along The Wilted Flower District.

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Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received The Wilted Flower District at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.


  1. I don't normal read futuristic novels. So I don't really have a favourite but I would like to read this book.

  2. I don't have a favorite,I would love this for my niece she loves to read !

  3. I do not have a favourite but would be great for my daughter

  4. I enjoyed reading the Divergent series.

  5. I like the Kelley Armstrong series Darkest Powers.

  6. Fantasy isn't exactly right but I do like The Maze Runner

  7. Not yet would love to read

  8. I used to love to read the Bobseine Twin books.

  9. The Harry Potter series are some of my favorite YA Fantasy books to read. I still bring them out every now and then!

  10. This would be great for my daughter. Thank you. 💜