Through them I found the full version of The Poison Diaries by Maryrose Wood, which I immediately devoured! How could I not after reading the first awesome sixty pages that I wrote about here.
The Poison Diaries is so full of innocence and wonder you just fall in love and then WHAM you get slammed with a complete game changer! I am very glad this is the first book in the series (just got to talk Mr. into letting me buy Nightshade now!). Side note, I am not a fan of the cover, in fact I really wish the cover was a garden like the website. I think it would have more meaning to it. Especially because I can't see Jessamine wearing a strapless dress.
so I am actually really wanting to read some of Maryrose Wood's other books, like How I found the Perfect Dress or What I Wore to Save the World, or Why I Let My Hair Grow Out. Such interesting titles. AND It's been very fun and interesting using Twitter to semi-chat with Maryrose, which is something I never expected. But this is allot of links and not much of a review.
My recommendation... READ IT. I am choosing it for book club. And my thoughts
- I don't understand why Thomas Luxton wouldn't let Jessamine accompany him on his journeys? What was the importance of her innocence. And while this is semi answered in the end, what is he really up to when he does leave?
- I don't really understand the explanation of the Poison Prince coming to Weed.
- I love love the descriptions of Weeds eyes and their long walks. It just sounds so peaceful
- Makes me wish I could keep at least one planet alive and healthy...
- Jessamine's mother, will we find out what happened to her? Could it be something similar to what happened to Jessamine?
In the right dose, everything is a poison. Even love . . .
Jessamine Luxton has lived all her sixteen years in an isolated cottage near Alnwick Castle, with little company apart from the plants in her garden. Her father, Thomas, a feared and respected apothecary, has taught her much about the incredible powers of plants: that even the most innocent-looking weed can cure -- or kill.
When Jessamine begins to fall in love with a mysterious boy who claims to communicate with plants, she is drawn into the dangerous world of the poison garden in a way she never could have imagined . . .
Happy Friday!! Happy Reading!! Enjoy your weekend!