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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Review: Poison Diaries

Title: Nightshade
Series: The Poison Diaries # 2
Genre: Young Adult- Historical/ Paranormal
Author: Maryrose Wood
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: October 25, 2011
Book: Netgalley

"A dark, gothic tale of romance… and murder.
The latest book in the grippingly dark series, The Poison Diaries.

Our heroine, Jessamine, has lost her faith in the men she loved, and her innocence as well. She turns to the dark side and plots to kill her father, using his own poisons, before becoming an assassin, a poisoner for hire. Can she recover from her heartache and reunite with her true love, Weed? Find out in this thrilling story where poisons, darkness and horror are a part of everyday life, and love is the only cure."
I really enjoyed the change in the characters. It was not the turn most characters take, but I loved that the author surpirsed me with something real.

The  plot line picks up right where it left off. Both characters are now on the run, and the king is now running the show. I loved how the plot kept the reader going. It was intense and full of so much new information that I was just taking it all in.

What I really liked it how dark the book got. So many dark emotions and thoughts. As the reader, you filled with angry and rage. Learning the secrets that was held back from the characters for years, made it easy for the reader to see. Ms. Wood did a great job in taking every detailed emotions fueling it in her writing.

The best part of this story is the king. I was gald to see things from his point of view. It was a very interesting point of view, I might add. Seeing him play two different sides really perked up my interest. The ending was what I expected and not so. What the king did at the end, left me gasping.

Nightshade, darkly written plagued me to finish it to the end. So many new turns, dark feelings, and the taste of poison lied in my mouth. If you want to enjoy a whole new spin on plants read this book.

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Sounds like a good read, I've got the 1st book up now so must get through that & then get to this. =)

  2. I just have been seeing this cover. I've been curious. However, looks like I still need to get book 1. Looks like I'll need book 2 after as well!

  3. This sounds good, I need to read the first one.

  4. I should really try this series soon! =) I like how you describe it.


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