A brilliant, twisted, spirited anti fairy tale from the amazing Chris WoodingPoison has always been a willful, contrary girl, prone to being argumentative and stubborn So when her sister is snatched by the mean spirited faeries, she seeks out the Phaerie Lord to get her back But finding him isn t easy, and the quest leads Poison into a murderous world of intrigue, dangerA brilliant, twisted, spirited anti fairy tale from the amazing Chris WoodingPoison has always been a willful, contrary girl, prone to being argumentative and stubborn So when her sister is snatched by the mean spirited faeries, she seeks out the Phaerie Lord to get her back But finding him isn t easy, and the quest leads Poison into a murderous world of intrigue, danger, and deadly storytelling With only her wits and her friends to aid her, Poison must survive the attentions of the Phaerie Lord, rescue her sister, and thwart a plot that s beyond anything she or the reader can imagine
Poison A brilliant twisted spirited anti fairy tale from the amazing Chris WoodingPoison has always been a willful contrary girl prone to being argumentative and stubborn So when her sister is snatched b
What a strange and cool book It starts out sounding like so many other fairy tales, with a younger sibling kidnapped by fairies In this book, Wooding calls them phaeries I honestly don t think I can keep that up, so I m not going to try Purely as a fairy story, it absolutely hits the mark Wooding is drawing heavily from the concept of fairies as malevolent, and it works quite well There s some excellently creepy imagery, particularly in the Bone Witch chapters.About halfway through the book, the [...]
It is midnight and I just finished this book Let me tell you, this book absolutely blew my mind I don t think I have read any other teen book that had a story like this The ending was deep and the imagery was powerful Their was no faulty flitty love story to it like most teen books, but instead a rich imagination of strong people, troubles, questions, and answers This is definitely something that I would read again and I don t often reread books It had its ups and downs, along with heavy realiza [...]
A wonderful quest novel with a female heroine who does not GASP have any romantic entanglements, but who does encounter several bone chilling antagonists it s a toss up between the Bone Witch and the Spider Queen for Most Terrifying Character Ever Encountered by Me in a Young Adult Novel and makes deep and lasting friendships And for bibliophiles like me, Poison is also a book about books and stories and the importance of writing our own I first read this 10 years ago as an adult and am rereadin [...]
In Poison, a girl named Poison leaves her life in Gull, where no one ever leaves or changes anything, to rescue her sister who has been taken by phaeries I enjoyed this book very much There were many elements that left you saying, Wow , ew and haha all at the same time For example, when Poison kills the Bone Witch, it was just so that you didn t see it coming, giving it the wow factor Also Wooding, being a good writer, wrote it so that it was only a little than slightly gross leaving way for th [...]
This was a surprisingly good book I have never read a book by Chris Wooding before, and although I had to slog through the first chapter, the book really picked up pace from that point on.Poison lives in a swamp with her step mother, father and baby sister Poison is an outcast, she can never understand why the people of the swamp village put up with living the way they do, she can t understand why someone doesn t change things When Poison s sister is stolen by the Phaeries it is the last straw P [...]
Chris Wooding brings a whole other earth to our subconscious He writes a detailed world where humans are scarce and Faeries rule most of our realm Then Chis added a place for an adventure to begin in a few different realms besides the faerie realm This adventure fantasy had everything you needed and a fantastic twist I m sure no one can foreshadow There are rise and falling of action and a wild climax The ending fits perfectly.I found he fluffed the conversation between poison and Myrrk to exten [...]
One of those fine YA books appeal at both youth and adult levels, Poison follows the titular character on, of course, her quest Smart, self aware, cranky and perverse, she s Not Your Typical YA Heroine The appropriately self named Poison finds unlikely and unlooked for friendships along the creepy road she sets herself to travel, is smart enough to be frightened when any marginally intelligent creature would be and remains herself as she does a bit of growing up along the way There are no sudden [...]
Loved this book so much
Poison, by Chris Wooding, is the story of a sixteen year old girl called Poison whose sister is stolen by phaeries Poison, unwilling to accept her sister s disappearance or the changeling left in her place, sets out to find the Phaerie Lord and demand her sister s return Poison soon finds herself pitted against weird and terrifying fairytale creatures When she faces the mysterious figure of the Hierophant, the most powerful of the Lords, she finds herself in a fight to control her own fate, as w [...]
This is high fantasy don t pick this up if you don t like to read about other worlds, fantastical creatures and the like.It s been a while since I ve found a book that s as quotable as this one Some of us are born in the right place, and some of us have to go look for it fe was a precarious thing, and the only truly solid ground was that which you built yourself Books are dangerous things sometimes, Poison ey feed your imagination Poison is a young girl from an isolated village which she s never [...]
AAAAHHHH This Book Was Amazing I could barely put this down What a unique concept, and how well it was carried out I read this book with my English class, but I finished it way ahead, because teacher s just can t read fast enough out loud.I loved that this book was Metafiction, and I feel like I need to read Metafiction now, because the whole idea is so WONDERFUL.I am so excited right now that I can t even write a very good review, but I will say this IT WAS CLEAN IT WAS RIVETING What could be [...]
This is probably my favorite book ever I did an English project on it one time and even learned a new a wonderful word Because of my love for this book I now try to incorporate phantasmagorical into everything i can keeping it in context Just about everything about this book was lovable She was very easy to relate to, and as she journeyed possibly because i read it so many times but I feel as if i can sense her fear, excitement, misery, and peculiarity This book is phenomenal the characters are [...]
I absolutely adore this book The plot is well thought out and structured, and like all of Wooding s books, the writing is substantial I highly suggest reading it, if you like fantasy adventure stories.
This book wasn t predictable at all As a matter of fact, the author told you everything in the story as he wrote You never had to predict anything, he laid it all out for you on the pages Uninteresting.
So not my cup of tea The writing was not bad but it was written for an age group of I d say 8 12 The writing is along the lines of a classic fairy tale and not really a great one The books was really very predictable.
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Amazing In ways that I don t have time right now to explain, but I just wanted to get it out there READ THIS BOOK Okay, here we go When I started out this book, I thought why me In the tiny list of books we were allowed to read for my English class, Poison was the only fantasy one there while the others were Grapes of Wrath and such that I was not yet prepared to delve into So, I thought it would be a better choice than anything else As I began the book I was thoroughly disappointed It began wit [...]
When Poison s younger sister is kidnapped by the Phaeries and a changeling left in her place, Poison sets out to find the Phaerie Lord, Aelthar, and rescue her sister, Azalea Things aren t quite as simple as Poison might hope but she does have the help of a few friends Loved Bram he was so sweet , Myrrk was funny, however little he was in the book, I ended up liking Fleet, and Andersen He was awesome Can I has one of him Aelthar is tricksy cruel and has no love for humans Poison realizes that sh [...]
Once upon a time there was a young lady who lived in a marsh, and her name was Poison.Once upon, fourteen year old Jessica was at the Book Fair at her local school, and she was perusing for books Her mother had even given her about ten bucks to spend on stuff, which, as anyone who s bought a book knows, isn t a whole lot for them But, then she spotted a book that was all purply and purple is awesome , and it caught her eye, so she picked it up and read the back, and lo behold, it was a book abou [...]
Woah, this is amazing This is one of the best written, most enjoyable, most captivating, and coolest books I ve ever read It s one of those books where not only is it fun to read, it feels good to read There s something fulfilling about reading this book One of my favorite parts of this book was how Wooding wrote it He used such exquisite detail, so that I could picture it perfectly Yet, the descriptions never got boring My favorite part about reading this book was imagining it I loved imagining [...]
3.5A fairytale true to the dark, foreboding origins of such stories and original as they come.Poison and her companions are living out the stories weaved by the Oliphaunt yet Poison does not feel like someone else s creation She does not believe that she is confined to choices preordained Before ever she learns that there is to her world than the bog that she lives in, her little sister is stolen by the fey and Poison leaves to recover her But her journey takes her away from the world she grew [...]
Chris Wooding has done it again This is the third novel of his that I ve read and I adored it His writing style borders on snarky fairy tale narration, which is perfect for the content of his work.As a character, I really connected with Poison She s a lot like I was as a teen, miserable and longing for something greater Her ragtag group of companions seemed right up my alley too gruff but lovable Bram, cheerful Peppercorn, and of course Anderson the cat I mean, who doesn t want a super smart Fae [...]
This is one of the best books I ve ever read and the first in awhile that is not part of a series The main character, Poison, is headstrong, resourceful, and really fun to read about I love her overall attitude as well The world that this book is set in isa little complicated but not in a bad way The setting of the world is veryand in an almost awe inspiring way The story starts a little slow but picks up really fast All of the other main characters including Bram, Peppercorn, and of course, And [...]
Poison is on a mission, a mission to rescue her sister, stolen by fairies Or faeries Phaeries Whatever I loved how ornery Poison is, determined to get her sister back no matter what obstacles she is faced with long journeys, scary witch houses, metafiction, she is than equal to them all However, I m not sure I am The ending had me throwing the book across the room in disgust I don t want to be ripped out of the narrative Can someone tell me what the point is How does this ending go with the res [...]
Poison starts out as a typical quest tale Poison s sister Azalea is taken by phaeries and a changeling is left in Azalea s place Poison sets out to get her sister back And I was bored I ll be honest, the first 100 pages of this book bored me Quests are a dime a dozen in middle grades and YA novels I wanted something that set Poison apart from other books And then Poison entered the realm of the Phaeries The last 100 pages were full of action, adventure, and intrigue, and this typical quest tale [...]
Great, entertaining read Love anything new when it comes to fairy tales and this book didn t disappoint Good pacing, great character development, and poses some really interesting thoughts about the concepts of writing and creation and imagination I did correctly guess some of the plot twists but it didn t lesson my reading experience at all A fun weekend or beach read for adults and kids alike
A dark fantasy about a girl who takes on the name Poison to spite her stepmother When her baby sister is taken by phaeries, she sets out on a journey to get her back, only to begin an adventure she never could have imagined I really enjoyed this book, and although it had some very creepy parts, I loved the strong main character, as well as her growth throughout the story It was very well written and creative, as well as clean which is sometimes rare in YA books.
A Very good book, though I wasn t too impressed So thing s were too much like other stories I had read Though some part s were WOW It s A younger reading level then I would like, I knew the end of the book when I got into chapter 3 or 4 So that was disappointing The book is a good read for when you just want to relax.
What a wonderful Middle Grade YA book I had previously read this in my early teens and that time it blew me away This time around it was such a joy to revisit Poison s adventures and while it wasn t really ground breaking for me, it was a pleasant suprise to find out how much I still love the story and how relevant it is to my life even now Brilliant novel.
I really enjoyed reading this book So much detail Chris Wooding has such an amazing imagination and it shows This great adventure in a New and unknown world, with lovable and relatable characters I also really appreciated the vocabulary used in this book, with this being a YA book, I love the fact that big and uncommon words are used throughout, the you learn, the better