This Wicked Fate - This Poison Heart (Paperback)
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This Wicked Fate - This Poison Heart (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 21/06/2022
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Waterstones Says

In the enthralling, exquisitely written sequel to the hugely popular This Poison Heart, Briseis seeks the Absyrtus Heart that will bring her mother back from the dead.

Briseis's mother is dead, but there is one chance to bring her back. Find the last piece of the deadly Absyrtus Heart.

If she is to find the missing piece she must turn to the blood relatives she's never known, learn of their secret powers and take her place in their ancient lineage. But Briseis is not the only one who wants the Heart, and her enemies will try to use her in any way they can ...

Kalynn Bayron, bestselling author of Cinderella is Dead and This Poison Heart, returns with the second book in this stunning, empowering and inclusive fantasy duology.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526650726
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

The book centres Black characters, and its prose sings. This Wicked Fate is a delightful novel about literal Black Girl Magic, found family, and queer love, with adventures and a satisfying twist on Greek mythology - Foreword Reviews, starred review

This duology closer delves deeper into mythology while depicting textured, realistic relationships - Kirkus Reviews

Mesmerising and beautiful - Tracy Deonn, NYT bestselling author of Legendborn on THIS POISON HEART

This Poison Heart is a book to enjoy on the first read, notate in the rereads, and pump you up for what’s to come in its sequel. You should pick up this book! - blackgirlscreate.org

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 on THIS POISON HEART

Brings much-needed inclusivity and contemporary flavour to the teen fantasy genre - Kirkus Reviews on THIS POISON HEART

This Poison Heart masterfully weaves a unique story grounded in the depths of Greek mythology and Black girlhood - Booklist starred review

Ambitious, replacing the happily-ever-after with a tragic legacy and a defiant, feminist tone - Publisher's Weekly Online on THIS POISON HEART

Kalynn Bayron does more than re-write a fairy-tale ... She breaks it apart and rebuilds it into a wholly original and captivating story where girls finally decide for themselves who lives happily ever after - Brigid Kemmerer on CINDERELLA IS DEAD

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“A great conclusion to This Poison Heart!”

This book was filled with Greek mythology, adventure, plant magic and just an overall exciting and twisty storyline.

Admittedly, I enjoyed the first book more than I did this one, but it was certainly a satisfying... More

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Heather @justgeekingby

“An emotional sequel”

At the end of the previous book Briseis’ mom, Thandie, died, and her soul was taken somewhere safe by the goddess Hecate to prevent it going to the underworld. However, Hecate can only keep her soul safely hidden for... More

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1 similar book recommended
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Natasha

“A wonderful conclusion to this Greek myth and magic infused Duology!”

Kalynn Bayron’s enthralling conclusion to her magic filled, empowering and inclusive Duology, This Poison Heart sees Briseis searching for the last part of the Absyrtus heart in order to save her mother from the... More

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