By Maryrose Wood
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen, Hardcover, 9780061802423, 279pp.
Publication Date: October 2011
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Sixteen-year-old Jessamine Luxton is heartbroken. Her true love, Weed, the strange but intriguing young man who came into her life so suddenly, has disappeared. How could he have left her with no farewell, and no word since?
Jessamine may not know why Weed vanished, but she does suspect that her own father, Thomas, may have had something to do with it. Thomas, who was so obsessed with Weed's secret knowledge of dangerous plants that he would do anything to learn it. This suspicion and her experiences with poisons has changed her. She is no longer innocent, and now she has her own intimate knowledge of the power of the plants.
So when Jessamine learns that Weed is alive, she will do whatever it takes to be reunited with him.
She is, after all, her father's daughter. . . .
Maryrose's other qualifications for writing these tales include a scandalous stint as a professional thespian, many years as a private governess to two curious and occasionally rambunctious pupils, and whatever literary insights she may have gleaned from living in close proximity to a clever but disobedient dog.
“Part three’s sure to levy as much page-turning enthrallment as its predecessors.”
Praise for THE POISON DIARIES: Lyrical and lovely, a fast-paced literary gem.
-Ally Carter, New York Times bestselling author of Heist Society
Praise for THE POISON DIARIES: A passionate story....Wood does a marvelous job of creating heart-wrenching decisions for her characters and portraying a doomed romance reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet.
Praise for THE POISON DIARIES: Wood fashions a narrative whose conventions of gothic romance intertwine with, then utterly succumb to, the brutal forces of human obsession. Absorbing.