Friday, April 21, 2017

The Poison Diaries

7022166Goodreads Synopsis:    A dark, gothic tale of romance... and murder. In the right dose, everything is a poison. Jessamine has spent her whole life in a cottage close to her father's apothecary garden, surrounded by medicinal plants and herbs that could kill her -- although her father has never allowed her into the most dangerous part of the grounds... the poison garden. And so she's never had reason to be afraid -- until now. Because now a newcomer has come to live with the family, a quiet but strangely attractive orphan boy named Weed. Though Weed doesn't say much in words, he has an instant talent for the apothecary's trade, seeming to possess a close bond with the plants of the garden. Soon, he and Jessamine also share a close bond. But little does Jessamine know that passion can be just as poisonous as the deadliest plants in the garden -- for behind Weed's instinctive way in the garden is a terrible secret.

My Thoughts:

-    This was an awful book! It made me SO mad! Not the good kind of mad either!

-    The story and characters were not thought out very well. The book didn't feel like a final draft. It was more like a 2nd or 3rd draft.

-    My reactions while reading: This is interesting. . .nothing is happening. . .nothing is happening. . . oh, something happened. . .the father is acting really weird. . . what the heck just happened? . . . what? the last part of the book is in a new perspective? . . . WHAT THE CRAP!? . . .I'm so sickened and confused. . . feels like a completely different story. . . this is horrible! . . . GAH!

-    The story started out interesting, but in the end, I was so sickened and angry. The whole point of the book is murder. I can't stand needless killing, especially needless killing of animals! What the heck!?

-    Some of the personalities were really inconsistent. The father was all over the place. I could not figure out his character. Weed was fine until we got in his head, and then he sounded like Jessamine. 

-    I really didn't like switching to a new perspective for the last few chapters. The story should have been written in third person, so that when Jessamine became incapacitated, we didn't have to get in Weed's head. 

-    Don't read this! It isn't worth the time. 

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  1. Oh man! This sounds horrible! I'm curious what the heck it was really all about though.

    1. If you really want to read it, I'll give you my book.

  2. Thanks for the heads up on this one. After what you told me about it in the car, I KNOW I wouldn't like it.

    1. You would HATE it!! Don't even look at it.