The Poison Diaries

Nightshade

By Maryrose Wood; Maryrose Wood
(Balzer + Bray, Hardcover, 9780061802423, 288pp.)

Publication Date: October 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Description

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. . . .




About the Author

Maryrose Wood is the author of The Mysterious Howling and The Hidden Gallery, the first two books in this continuing series about the Incorrigible children and their governess. These books may be considered works of fiction, which is to say the true bits and the untrue bits are so thoroughly mixed together that no one should be able to tell the difference. This process of fabrication is fully permitted under the terms of the author's Poetic License, which is one of her most prized possessions.

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.




Praise For The Poison Diaries

“Part three’s sure to levy as much page-turning enthrallment as its predecessors.”
-Kirkus Reviews

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.
-Publishers Weekly

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.
-Kirkus Reviews

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