January 12, 2014


I was actually rather surprised how this book developed. It started off as a very dark fairytale, very Grimm-esque, but then it transformed and grew beyond what I expected. And I LOVED it.

I love how Poison’s relationship with Bram grows, each unexpected twist and turn of the plot, and the way Poison grew into a resourceful, strong heroine at the end. The only complaint I have is the cover doesn’t do the book justice. The cover portrays a violet-eyed girl, which Poison is, but the cover seems to portray a level of flighty YA fiction filled with stupid love triangles and an excess of angst. This book is nothing like that. It is high quality young adult fiction filled with mystery, magic, things that go bump in the night, and best of all- zero romance.

Poison gets 5 stars.

1 comment :

  1. Yes! Exactly! I’m glad you liked it so much (I know I requested you read this one waaay back when on your website). It’s been a while since I read this one (ages, even though it’s sitting on my shelf by my bed--I first read it back in high school, I think), but I remember having the same thoughts. It starts out kind of slow and general and clichéd, and suddenly transforms into a really deep, thought provoking story. There’s even a decent explanation for why the beginning was cliché (it was, after all, a made up backstory). If you loved this, you DEFINITELY need to read Wooding’s other books. I’ve only read “The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray” and “Storm Thief,” but both of them are just as good as “Poison,” if not better. Alaizabel Cray, in particular, is just chilling and thought provoking and wonderful.


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