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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,961 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Maryrose Wood Narrator: Violet Mathieson Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Poison Diaries Release Date: July 2010 ISBN: 9780062032737
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In the right dose, everything is a poison. Even love . . .

Jessamine Luxton has lived all her sixteen years in an isolated cottage near Alnwick Castle, with little company apart from the plants in her garden. Her father, Thomas, a feared and respected apothecary, has taught her much about the incredible powers of plants: that even the most innocent-looking weed can cure -- or kill.

When Jessamine begins to fall in love with a mysterious boy who claims to communicate with plants, she is drawn into the dangerous world of the poison garden in a way she never could have imagined . . .

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lyrical and lovely, a fast-paced literary gem.”

    Ally Carter, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A passionate story…Wood does a marvelous job of creating heart-wrenching decisions for her characters and portraying a doomed romance reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This intriguing fantasy has many tendrils to wrap around teen hearts. The haunting ending will leave readers wanting to talk about the themes of cruelty, honesty, and loyalty.” 

    Booklist

  • “Wood fashions a narrative whose conventions of gothic romance intertwine with, then utterly succumb to, the brutal forces of human obsession. Absorbing.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie Eshbaugh | 2/11/2014

    " I LOVED The Poison Diaries. It's a great historical paranormal romance that was incredibly original, and kept me guessing. Themes of human motives, passions, and loyalties all make this an incredible read. My only complaint is that it ends too abruptly... Bring on the sequel! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gill | 2/3/2014

    " I didn't get on with this book. Although it is a quick read, there is no real development of the characters and I felt like there was something missing in the storyline. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Роза | 1/31/2014

    " Okay... PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE TELL ME THERE'S A SEQUEL!!! It cannot just end like that!!! Ther HAS to be one! Please, please! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shell | 12/25/2013

    " Enjoyed it though found it very strange. Not sure if want to read sequels or not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ricki | 12/19/2013

    " What surprised me the most about The Poison Diaries is how atmospheric it was. The mood was set from the very first page and never strayed. Very dark and intense and a wonderful quick, engaging, and very unique read. The twist at the end was riveting, and I cannot wait to see what happens next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 10/30/2013

    " It's hard to choose a rating for this book, it's on a different scale from my normal ratings, the deepth of knowledge of plats was brilliant, the romance was sweet and I really enjoyed it, but it a weird way! Lol.Can't really explain it! Enjoy! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 9/19/2013

    " A little cheesy. I give it a good, solid "meh." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi Smithson | 6/10/2013

    " I was so in to this book and then it just ended horribly. I was so glad to find out it was 1 of 3, because it was not a happy ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly Aley | 3/9/2013

    " What a weird little book. It started out one way and then totally switched gears. It was almost like two people wrote it. Can't really recommend but it wasn't painful, just strange. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 1/10/2013

    " I did enjoy this book. I wouldn't say it's the best but its no way the worst. Does leave U on a cliff hanger 2 wanna read the next, which i will. But I must say that writer must have been on something with the stuff going on in that book lol. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anastasia | 4/24/2012

    " More like a 3.5, actually. Full review coming soon! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 2/5/2012

    " It ended a little too suddenly for me, but now that I know it's the first in a series it makes more sense. Going to read the second one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 1/5/2012

    " historical fiction, much left unexplained. strange ending. good thing it's got a sequel coming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tatiana Lammers | 12/26/2011

    " Dark and mysterious, full of secrets and poison is the apothecary's garden and the book. A very good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 5/9/2011

    " Surprising twist with unsettling conclusions. Won't say more. You must read this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nina | 5/4/2011

    " This was a quick and easy young adult book. The ending was sad but overall it was good.

    Wow I feel like a dummy, I had no idea this was a series. So I suppose it's not really a sad ending just a cliffhanger. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 4/16/2011

    " historical fiction, much left unexplained. strange ending. good thing it's got a sequel coming.
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 4/12/2011

    " An odd book about a boy who can talk to plants and a father who is willing to poison his daughter to get his secrets. The language was a bit flowery for me ( no pun intended) and I never really felt anything for the characters.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rose | 3/15/2011

    " Okay... PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE TELL ME THERE'S A SEQUEL!!! It cannot just end like that!!! Ther HAS to be one! Please, please! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tia | 3/14/2011

    " This book was just a book to pass the time. One thing that bugged me while reading was that she never fully explained how the characters were feeling you had to fill in the blank and wait till later in the book if thats what they were truly feeling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 3/9/2011

    " Very fascinating book! lovely romance story with a WONDERFUL twist at the end :D rating 3/5 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marigold | 3/6/2011

    " Very original idea. The whole time I was reading it I kept thinking of how I would have done this and that. Not likely to forget, ever. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ello | 3/1/2011

    " Okay. Sort of.. a nah-feeling or something. Just didn't reach me the way I had hoped for. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Darcy | 2/28/2011

    " I really wanted to like this story but it just got a little weird towards the end and well I hated the ending altogether. "

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About the Author
Author Maryrose Wood

Maryrose Wood is the author of the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series, a continuing series about the Incorrigible children and their governess. In addition to writing, she has taught fiction writing and playwriting and is a popular speaker at schools, libraries, and conferences.