What The Flower Says of Death | Review

Title: What The Flower Says of Death
Author: Danielle Koste
Pages: 330 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 25 September 2018
Rating: ★★★★★


This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Danielle Koste!

What The Flower Says of Death tells the story of Violet attempted suicide, but failed to do so. She’s struggling with her inner darkness and is being sent to her grandmother so her mother doesn’t need to deal with her anymore. Violet is still planning her next suicide in her journal, but then a boy called Jack is trying to change her mind. Will he be able to get rid of Violet’s darkness?

I knew it was morbid. I knew it was sick. I knew it was dirty and wrong and dangerous, and that’s why the journal was secret.

What The Flower Says of Death was such a dark yet beautiful book. When I started reading the first chapter, I knew that this book was going to be hard for me. This book deals with anxiety, depression, and suicide. I don’t mind reading about those things, but they do mean something to me. I think that this book is important because we need to talk about these things and get rid of the taboo!

I wished I was like the ivy, with the instinctual need to dig my roots into everything; clinging to life, solid and stable. Instead, I was more like the leaves, alone and ready to fall away at any moment.

When I finished What The Flower Says of Death I was so speechless. It was such a beautiful book and I couldn’t stop reading. I had to know what was going to happen to Violet and who Jack really was. I think that Danielle Koste did an amazing job because she made me fall in love with her story and her characters.

"If I can’t change your mind, I’d at least like to know your last days, however many you have left, are all as beautiful as they deserve to be.’

I would love to read a short story about Violet and Jack, perhaps of them meeting again or perhaps of them when Jack was human and how they met. I fell in love with these characters so it’s really hard to say goodbye to them. 

What The Flower Says of Death was so good and I cannot wait to read other books written by Danielle Koste!