Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Review: Poison Tree

Poison Tree by
The rich stew of the author's creations—SingleEarth, vampires, shapeshifters, Tristes, the Bruja Guilds—are at full boil here in the story of two 20-ish young women trying to out run their very different pasts, and figure out where they fit in and who they might become. Each has landed in a more "normal" place, and each wonders if, like a tattoo that can't be covered up, they can ever really fit into "normal."(goodreads)
 
My thoughts...Poison Tree offers readers a fresh story that includes action, intrigue, fantasy, and mystery.
 
PoisonTree is full of interesting characters. Not only will readers meet traditional vamps, witches and shifters,but other species of beings with unique abilities. The story is told from various character POV's with intertwining lives and common goals. Alyssa, a very strong character in the book, quickly became my favorite. She is not without flaws, but she is mentally strong and definitely kick-butt!
 
Poison Tree is a short book, ending at only 219 pages. It took a good quarter of the book for me to figure out who was who. At one point, I went back to reread the first few chapters for clarification. I spent a good portion of the book confused about people's connections and abilities. At times I felt there were too many characters to keep track of in the story.
 
While parts of the story lost me, the end really pulled it all together. The author did a great job of making connnections and setting up the characters for more adventures. By the end of the book, I had the characters figured out and who loves who figured out (mostly). I also found myself wanting more. Amelia Atwater-Rhodes left plenty of room for another book in this magical world. More world and character building could make for an exciting series.
 
For more information, find Amelia at her Random House website or find her on goodreads.
 
*This finished copy was provided by Random Buzzers.
 
CymLowell

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

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This book sounds good too. THANKS.

Stopping by from Cym's Blog.

Elizabeth
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mamabunny13 said...

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