Plants can be categorized as helpful or deadly, it is in their nature, but what excuse for the nature of man? The Poison Diaries illustrates the dark side of humanity and the selfish, obsessive nature of man. Some of the characters in this novel are horrifically cruel and yet Jessamine is a young, naive girl who has been sheltered all of her sixteen years. When lonely Jessamine meets Weed their love blossoms, but can a love so sweet and pure survive amidst the harsh dark world in which they live? The Poison Diaries was a dark, melancholy love story with an unusual paranormal twist. Maryrose Wood builds a suspenseful series of events that leaves the reader breathless and wanting the second book in the series.
I recommend The Poison Diaries to readers of fantasy, historical fiction, and especially to fans of paranormal romance. Though this book has been categorized as young adult, this is a dark novel without the lightness that many YA readers may expect.
** This review originally posted on my blog: www.FromTheShadows.info **