This Poison Heart - This Poison Heart (Paperback)Kalynn Bayron (author)
Briseis’s control over flowers and plants wreaks dangerous consequences as she discovers long buried secrets in the garden of her rambling inherited home in this gripping, empowering fantasy from the author of Cinderella is Dead.
Ever since she can remember, Briseis has had power over plants. Flowers bloom in her footsteps and leaves turn to face her as though she were the sun. It's a power she and her adoptive mothers have spent her whole life trying to hide. And then Briseis inherits an old house from her birth mother and suddenly finds herself with the space and privacy to test her powers for the first time. But as Briseis starts to bring the house's rambling garden back to life, she finds she has also inherited generations of secrets.
A hidden altar to a dark goddess, a lineage of witches stretching back to ancient times, and a hidden garden overgrown with the most deadly poisonous plants on earth. And Briseis's long-departed ancestors aren't going to let her rest until she accepts her place as the keeper of the terrible power that lies at the heart of the Poison Garden.
Cinderella Is Dead author Kalynn Bayron brings a message of proud inclusivity to this empowering fantasy about a young woman finding the strength to challenge everything she has been told is true.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 262 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Mesmerising and beautiful - Tracy Deonn, NYT bestselling author of Legendborn
A delicious mix of intoxicating fantasy and coming of age, steeped in Greek mythology and peppered with references to the Jordan Peele films Get Out and Us - Observer New Review
Brings much-needed inclusivity and contemporary flavor to the teen fantasy genre - Kirkus Reviews
This Poison Heart masterfully weaves a unique story grounded in the depths of Greek mythology and Black girlhood - Booklist starred review
A wholly original and captivating story where girls finally decide for themselves who lives happily ever after - Brigid Kemmerer on CINDERELLA IS DEAD
Challenges patriarchy with kick-butt heroines and a counter-story that will forever change how readers perceive fairy tales - Booklist starred review
Ambitious, replacing the happily-ever-after with a tragic legacy and a defiant, feminist tone - Publisher's Weekly Online
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