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The Poison Diaries❴Download❵ ✤ The Poison Diaries Author Maryrose Wood – Varanus.us In the right dose, everything is a poison even loveJessamine Luxton has lived all her sixteen years in an isolated cottage near Alnwick Castle with her father, Thomas, a feared and respected apothecar In the right dose, everything is a poison even loveJessamine Luxton has lived all her sixteen years in an isolated cottage near Alnwick Castle with her father, Thomas, a feared and respected apothecary His pride and obsession, a poison garden, contains exotic and local specimens of the most dangerous plants The Poison MOBI :µ in the world But Jessamine is absolutely forbidden to enterHer life changes forever the day a traveler brings a stranger to their cottage, claiming that the young man has special gifts that Thomas might value Jessamine is intrigued by the young man, who goes by the name of Weed He has an intense sensitivity to growing things, and an even rarer and specialized knowledge about plants than Thomas does As Jessamine falls in love with Weed, she learns his extraordinary secret and is drawn into the dangerous world of the poison garden in a way she never could have imagined.

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  • Paperback
  • 278 pages
  • The Poison Diaries
  • Maryrose Wood
  • English
  • 22 August 2019
  • 0061802387

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  1. says:

    First off, I have to say I thouroughly enjoyed this This book did it s job, it kept me entertained Was it mindblowing No Was it Fun Yes Do I think you should read it Yes if you like Young Adult books Imagine you can hear voices, voices of Plants Daisies, Lilies, Trees, Grass, Potato Plants. sounds good right But, you can also hear the voices of poisonous plants, Snakeweed, Moonseed, Larkspur.They all call out to you, they all have motives. To save, to heal, to poison, to kill The First off, I have to say I thouroughly enjoyed this This book did it s job, it kept me entertained Was it mindblowing No Was it Fun Yes Do I think you should read it Yes if you like Young Adult books Imagine you can hear voices, voices of Plants Daisies, Lilies, Trees, Grass, Potato Plants. sounds good right But, you can also hear the voices of poisonous plants, Snakeweed, Moonseed, Larkspur.They all call out to you, they all have motives. To save, to heal, to poison, to kill The only person you have ever told your secret to, thinks you are mad, insane You learn to keep it in, to try to self perserve yourself You cannot escape it You meet a girl, the girl She gets you, she understands your secret She keeps it She Believes you She loves you She is poisoned by something something you can t figure out Your plants offer their help , but it is all with conditions Your Quest leaves you fighting for you loves life with other realms and obstacles you never thought were exsisting In the right dose everything is poison Will you make the right decisions to keep your love alive Will she even be yours at the end Are you willing to sacrifice yourself regardless Recommend this for all of you who liked Poison Study


  2. says:

    The Poison Diaries was different enough to hold my attention, but I not sure that it would be everyone s cuppa.Jessimine is a young woman living a pretty isolated life with her botanist apothecary father in from what I could gather the late 1700 s Her father is obsessed with finding cures made from plants that were lost generations ago The cures were lost..not the plants Yep, pretty strong Creepy Mad Scientist vibe rolling off of this guy.For the most part Jessimine is a dutiful daughter wh The Poison Diaries was different enough to hold my attention, but I not sure that it would be everyone s cuppa.Jessimine is a young woman living a pretty isolated life with her botanist apothecary father in from what I could gather the late 1700 s Her father is obsessed with finding cures made from plants that were lost generations ago The cures were lost..not the plants Yep, pretty strong Creepy Mad Scientist vibe rolling off of this guy.For the most part Jessimine is a dutiful daughter who tries her best to please him The main sore spot in their relationship is his locked poison garden It contains all of the poisonous plants that he s collected from all over the world His refusal to let her enter it is the only thing she openly complains about Well, you can t really blame the old guy for wanting to keep her safe, can you Maybe he s not so bad after allThen along comes Weed Yes, our hero s name is Weed Of course, Jessimine eventually falls in love with him Jessimine loves Weed. giggle I hate to be blunt, but his sister Mary Jane has a chronic problem with roaches sighAlright, I m going to stop.Back to Weed.He basically gets dumped off on their doorstep by an unscrupulous man who runs an asylum According to this man, Weed cured his patients with a concoction that he put in their tea He wants the kid gone, because if all the crazies get better, he s out of a job.Naturally, Mr Mad Scientist wants to understand how Weed knew what plants to blend for the cures, so he takes him into his home.Weed is really strange, but Jessimine is really lonely I guess that kind of makes them even, and naturally they fall in love.And then things get weird.If you think you might like to read a story about love, murder, and psychotic plants then The Poison Diaries should be next on your to read list.Did you catch the part about the psychotic plants Cause I m not kidding


  3. says:

    Sixteen year old Jessamine lives with her father, an apothecary, in an abandoned church she calls the cottage Her father s obsession is a forbidden garden where he keeps deadly and poisonous plants from around the world Jessamine lives a boring life taking care of her father and the plants, writing in her journal, doing household chores Until a stranger shows up at her home with a present for her father The present is Weed, a strange and introverted boy, whom with Jessamine builds a frien Sixteen year old Jessamine lives with her father, an apothecary, in an abandoned church she calls the cottage Her father s obsession is a forbidden garden where he keeps deadly and poisonous plants from around the world Jessamine lives a boring life taking care of her father and the plants, writing in her journal, doing household chores Until a stranger shows up at her home with a present for her father The present is Weed, a strange and introverted boy, whom with Jessamine builds a friendship, and later, a romance Weed has a secret, though plants communicate with him, and he is especially wary of the Poison Garden But when Jessamine falls inexplicably ill, its up to Weed to unlock the secret of the dangerous garden in order to save her life When I first started this book, I thought it was going to be good The premise was unique and the writing was lovely I really liked Jessamine s journal and how her voice fit the time period Quickly, though, I got sick of it The writing soon became pardon the pun too flowery, and the beginning was incredibly boring No conflict was introduced until nearly 50 pages in And once Weed was introduced, it was too late I already had a sour taste in my mouth Jessamine proved herself to be a weak character All she did was cook, clean, and then become unconcious I thought we had gotten past the whole Disney Princess concept I guess not And Weed and Jessamine s romance was incredibly awkward I kept wincing and getting embarrassed for them Weed would have been interesting if his ability wasn t so silly He talks to plants, orcorrectly, plants talk to him I kept getting these absurd mental images of flowers with lips, and too soon I was past the point of taking this book seriously And the ending was pretty horrible Once Jessamine got deadly ill, she couldn t very well write in her journal, could she So Weed had to pick it up From there, things got even weirder It would shift between Weed s POV which was eerily similar to Jessamine s , and these weird tripped out visions which Jessamine had of a Plant Prince or something It was quite difficult to follow And of course it ended openly because we can t have a stand alone now, can we sighs There are just some books that don t need to be written


  4. says:

    I thought this book would be so much betterLet me start off with Jessamine Pros Ehapparently she s pretty Cons Don t get me started She is one of the silliest, weak willed female protagonists I ve read in awhile Naive to an obvious fault, she is willing to tell her entire life story and her fathers, including the bit about where he keeps all his deadly poisons to the first stranger that comes along Naturally, this person is Weed And, obviously, she falls in love with him if for n I thought this book would be so much betterLet me start off with Jessamine Pros Ehapparently she s pretty Cons Don t get me started She is one of the silliest, weak willed female protagonists I ve read in awhile Naive to an obvious fault, she is willing to tell her entire life story and her fathers, including the bit about where he keeps all his deadly poisons to the first stranger that comes along Naturally, this person is Weed And, obviously, she falls in love with him if for no other reason than he s the only viable male option she has.Jessamine is the very definition of damsel in distress A good, perfectly obedient girl, she somehow gets trapped into quite a mess and does absolutely nothing to save herself She puts all of her love and hope into a boy she barely knows and somehow becomes engaged along the way and suddenly her life is on the line and she s at the mercy of her father and Prince Poison.Jessamine was beyond stupid and irrational In the beginning, some internal voice of hers goes on about her being weak prey and you get the feeling its some prelude to this huge character change and burst of bravery, wisdom, and courage.yeah, it s not She is, in fact, weak prey.Weeddon t really care for him one way or another The Father, Mr Luxton, he s a psycho Enough said.All in all, I was thoroughly disappointed I was expecting this to be some kickass, girl empowerment deal not sure why Needless to say, it was anything but


  5. says:

    Three stars I recommend this book with some reservations.The Poison Diaries is a book of dark suspense, filled with the innocence of first love and a treacherous betrayal It is hard for me to review this book I find myself conflicted on my final rating While there are aspects of the story I enjoyed, the majority of the book is ominous and it leaves you with an unsettled feeling This book is about Jessamine, a young innocent, sheltered, flower bud who for the most part has lived in isolatio Three stars I recommend this book with some reservations.The Poison Diaries is a book of dark suspense, filled with the innocence of first love and a treacherous betrayal It is hard for me to review this book I find myself conflicted on my final rating While there are aspects of the story I enjoyed, the majority of the book is ominous and it leaves you with an unsettled feeling This book is about Jessamine, a young innocent, sheltered, flower bud who for the most part has lived in isolation with only her father, Thomas, the apothecary and the plants, flowers and herbs for company Then enters a mysterious boy named Weed who has a strange gift He is able to commune with all the plants Thus, the seeds for a tender young romance are planted In time it begins to grow The delicate Jessamine flowers and loses her heart to the enigmatic Weed The young love is just beginning to flourish when an unexpected frost touches the seedling of romance Weed is forced to enter the poison garden of Jessamyn s father to find a cure The locked garden holds the key to life but also hidden there are the insidious plants of poison they have the ability to heal or harm What lengths will Weed go to revive the dying flower of love Will the garden give up it s sinister secrets and at what price What I Liked The characters of Jessamine and Weed I liked what they represent in the book They are the symbols of the light and beautiful side of nature Jessamine is a naive, young girl who blossoms at the first soft touch of love Weed is the voice of the gentle side of nature The plants and herbs tell him their secrets and with them he is able to heal the sick He also mourns the wasteful plundering of nature The murdering of innocent plants for no good reason causes him great pain When the tendrils of Jessamyn s love wrap around his heart he finds peace and happiness Until the touch of evil seeps in threatening destruction I enjoyed learning about the many plants and their medicinal uses Since the story takes place in the late 1700 s it is a time where plants and herbs were relied on heavily for cures The author definitely researched the plants and their many uses I also liked that she gave the plants a voice From the gentle plants and flowers to the treacherous belladonna and the dark Prince Oleander The plants as characters was definitely a novel aspect of the story I listened to the audio version of this book If you are able to get your hands on a copy do so I think hearing the gentle voice of the narrator as she says the soothing names of all the plants is mesmerizing The poison garden was fascinating It is easy for one to forget the great and terrible capabilities of nature How a beautiful flower can bear the touch of death Nature is able to heal and give life or she can snatch it away She does not discriminate among her victims We are all prone to her whims This book reminds you of the infinite power that Nature possesses And The Not So Much While the story has some bright spots, the overall story is dark With the good comes evil The poison garden is the representation of the danger and harshness of nature There is a price for everything We are reminded of the sacrifices that are made everyday the death of one so another might live Also of the heavy debt that was paid to acquire modern medicine with the light comes the dark Thomas, the apothecary, he is the icon of greed and domination His heart and mind are poisoned with the power that he wields with his garden He forgets the most important oath of a healer to do no harm His craving and avarice for knowledge leads to a shockingly evil decision that will leave you stunned Overall the story of The Poison Diaries is intriguing and unique The writing is beautiful The dark story and bitter ending may leave you confused and dismayed This is definitely not a light, funny read It is a reminder of the cruelty that both man and nature are capable of unleashing It is a story that will stick with you The second installment in this series, Nightshade is due out on October 25th 2011


  6. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Wow This book wasfascinating And filled with an awful lot of cruelty Well written and engaging, I read this book in a couple of hours this morning while I was supposed to be waterblasting the front veranda I just could not put it down.I actually guessed fairly early who the villain was, and that they were poisoning someone in order to squeeze information from Weed, but it was still a punch in the stomach to have it confirmed How dare they How could they Poison someone just for the sa Wow This book wasfascinating And filled with an awful lot of cruelty Well written and engaging, I read this book in a couple of hours this morning while I was supposed to be waterblasting the front veranda I just could not put it down.I actually guessed fairly early who the villain was, and that they were poisoning someone in order to squeeze information from Weed, but it was still a punch in the stomach to have it confirmed How dare they How could they Poison someone just for the sake of knowledge Especially poison someone like like aaargh In the beginning, I was all ready to hate Tobias Pratt for being so heartless, but it turns out that we never hear from him again, and the real monster is inside the walls and has been all along.I love the idea of a poison garden, locked behind black wrought iron gates There s something very dark fairytale about it, almost Snow White ish but minus the saccharine, of course , and I think there is a lot of yet to be explored potential there I also loved the way that Wood injected personalities into the poison plants eerie, sinister, cruel personalities that were utterly believable I m pretty sure that I ll never look at the belladonna in our garden the same way again Things I disliked hmm, not many It was a bit slow starting, so perseverance is required And of course I hated the ending, not being a fan of cliff hangers, but on the flipside that means a sequel, hip hip Go read it Now And Amburrito, that means you


  7. says:

    This was kind of a disappointment I was interested in the concept, the idea of a character who can communicate with plants And it started out fine I liked the idea that Weed, the one who can hear plants, would be happy to eat meat but not plants, because carrots communicate him while bacon does not That was an interesting take But eventually, I got bored with the characters I got bored with a story that went nowhere for far too long And when one character went from being kind of a jerk to This was kind of a disappointment I was interested in the concept, the idea of a character who can communicate with plants And it started out fine I liked the idea that Weed, the one who can hear plants, would be happy to eat meat but not plants, because carrots communicate him while bacon does not That was an interesting take But eventually, I got bored with the characters I got bored with a story that went nowhere for far too long And when one character went from being kind of a jerk to a mustache twirling villain, I was sort of over it By then, the book was so close to the end that I rode it out, but I m definitely not going to continue with this series


  8. says:

    I read this pre release ebook on HarperTeen.com I must admit that I m not generally a fan of reading ebooks on the computer I like to be able to travel while reading the bed, the couch, the floor, at the table while I eat, etc So I don t read a lot of books at the computer, but a lot depends on if the book is worth it If it engages me and keeps me interested, then I don t notice that I m tethered as much This one definitely kept me interested, and engaged I really enjoyed it, and in fact I read this pre release ebook on HarperTeen.com I must admit that I m not generally a fan of reading ebooks on the computer I like to be able to travel while reading the bed, the couch, the floor, at the table while I eat, etc So I don t read a lot of books at the computer, but a lot depends on if the book is worth it If it engages me and keeps me interested, then I don t notice that I m tethered as much This one definitely kept me interested, and engaged I really enjoyed it, and in fact up until the last quarter of the book, I d have given it 4 stars rather than the 3 it got But I ll explain that later This is the story of Jessamine, her apothecary father, and a strange orphan teen who comes into their lives, Weed After her mother s illness and subsequent death, Jessamine has lived secluded from the world with only her father for company, when he s not off trying to cure the sick and dying, that is Even when he is home, much of his time is spent in the pursuit of knowledge regarding the plants that he s collected from all over the globe, trying to resurrect methods and recipes for tinctures and the like that have been lost to time Needless to say, Jessamine leads a solitary life, and is lonely until Weed comes Weed is something of a blank slate when we meet him He doesn t speak, he doesn t eat, will only drink water He s a bit of a mystery he doesn t know how old he is, where he comes from, except that he was raised by a Friar until the Friar s death and then passed along to an asylum as a ward afterward Due to an uncanny, and not very good for business ability to heal and sooth the sick inhabitants of the asylum, he was packed off to the apothecary to see if there was use for him there He has a profound knack for recognizing the uses of a plant and how they will work together a skill that Jessamine s father covets.This book reminded me of a few other books that I ve read not too long ago, or rather little pieces of it did Usually, I m not a fan of that, but this book was unique enough that it wasn t really an issue And it wasof a kind of undertone than anything pointedly borrowed or reminiscent of those books I won t mention the books here as I don t want to influence anyone s opinion of this book incorrectly and really there aren t real comparisons between them at all Just the same kind of feeling that I had reading them as this which probably makes no sense at all The writing in this book was lovely The book is written in a kind of journovel style, with chapter headers that are like journal entries, and then it shifts to regular first person narration, until the last quarter of the book, where everything goes a little wonky But take this quote, from one of the chapter headers The air is perfumed with spring The sun warms the skin and melts the heart, and everything grows with abandon Roots stretch deep in the earth to satisfy their thirst Stalks race upward, propelled by joy Leaves flutter and dance, buds swell and shameless blossoms unfurl and offer themselves freely to the sky.I can scarcely sleep at night I am too restless with excitment In the long green history of the world, there has never been a season such as this If this is what love does to the world, how could anyone plant a garden without itYou can just tell that Jessamine is in love writing that She doesn t even need to say it And I must say that this book gives whole new meaning to flowery writing Rather than just anthropomorphism giving human characteristics to inanimate objects, or here, plants etc , there s also a reversal with botanomorphism giving plantlike qualities to human characteristics I very much liked this aspect of the book I thought it was unique and it lent a authenticity to the story being told I also liked that the plants were, without giving too much away, powerful and intelligent Sticking to the writing for a little bit longer, I have to mention that towards the end, the narration and the story veered off in an unexpected and kind of disappointing manner In order to explain, I ll have to give a little background, and I ll try not to spoil anything Jessamine, our principle narrator and journal keeper, falls ill too ill to keep writing after a certain point so Weed takes up her journal for her Yet, from this point on, the story alternates between Weed s narration and Jessamine s dreamlike visions These seemed unnecessary, and out of place to me, and could have been handled in a much better way Not only because the information in these sections isn t needed to follow or progress the storyline, but also because who the heck is writing themIt s not Jessamine, she s far too sick, and it s not Weed because unless he s a mind reader, he d have no way to know she was even having them Aside from this, I quite liked the story, although I had hoped for a different outcome but maybe a sequel is in the works This was definitely an enjoyable read, and I would recommend it to people who enjoy YA as something different from the usual girl meets mysterious boy fare just take the ending with a grain of salt


  9. says:

    3.5One line review What a strange little mindfuck of a bookNot one line review This review is going to be somewhat informed by the fact that I read the first two books in the series before writing either review, so I know what happens next and how it all fits together Because of that, there will be times that I will reference book 2, which I wouldn t generally do, and I am sorry for that, but I promise to try to avoid spoilers.I have to start by saying that I found The Poison Diaries to 3.5One line review What a strange little mindfuck of a bookNot one line review This review is going to be somewhat informed by the fact that I read the first two books in the series before writing either review, so I know what happens next and how it all fits together Because of that, there will be times that I will reference book 2, which I wouldn t generally do, and I am sorry for that, but I promise to try to avoid spoilers.I have to start by saying that I found The Poison Diaries to be really different from other YA books out there, and for the most part, I mean this in a really good way It s rare to have anything these days that actually feels unique or inventive The book almost has a magical realist feel to it, which, though a lot of MG and YA books have magic in them, is not a genre often tackled for this age group There s a surreal strangeness to the writing and plot that I really enjoyed.But it s because of this that I think it is going to be one of those off putting books for a lot of people There are times, especially toward the end of the book, where it s just plain weird And though I really like that, I know there are plenty of people who won t When I was finished, my one line review called it a strange little mindfuck of a book and I know not everyone likes to be mindfuckedBut whether you do or not, I think you should give it a chance It s a kickass concept, for which we apparently have the Duchess of Northumberland to thank She has spent a considerable amount of time and money constructing an epic garden at her castle uh huh , and this garden includes an ambitious poison garden, which she thought would make a great backdrop to a story and voila now it is And as much as you may want to be irritated and find the whole thing pretentious, the thing is, it really does make a great backdrop to a story Alnwick Castle, Hulne Abbey and the Luxton s poison apothecary garden makes for a really rich, compelling setting for Jessamine s life to revolve around.And speaking of Jessamine, though I think some of the very few characters in the book can be static and one dimensional, I found Jessamine very interesting and likable She s sort of charmingly naive, but with a thirst for knowledge and recognition that I thought worked and gave her depth And in a weird way, I thought the narrowness of the other characters in her life to actually aids in her character development, because they were kind of representative of her limited scope and her very confined world They made interesting counterpoints to her narration and her diary.The diary itself was a little strained as a concept It felt forced to me, likeThe Poison Diaries sounds like a great name for a series, so we need to work this in somehow But Jessamine s diary was overkill it wasn t necessary her father, Thomas, has a true poison diary that comes into play in a huge way in the series, and wasthan enough to carry the name and give it purpose Very little of the narration actually takes place in Jessamine s diary, and what does could easily be worked into the internal monolgue that makes up the bulk of the book I felt like the diary bits could have been cut and made the book smoother as a whole, which was something that it especially needed in the end, when the narration is split.But maybe I just over think these things.The one real drawback for me, though, was the end As I said, the narration is split in the end, and isscattered for a number of reasons The very simple prose of the first 3 4 of the book just sort of unravels and can feel a little chaotic This is intentional in part, I think, and I can t get too into why without spoilers But while it may be interesting to have the narration match the chaos of the story conceptually, it didn t quite work for me in practice The change was too abrupt, and the ending evenso, and the two combined turned me off a bit I felt like I was tearing through this really absorbing, weird, fast paced read and loving it, and then it just started to fall apart, and there weren t enough pages left to put it back together It was weird, because it was the kind of ending that I respect and a part of me likes, but that just couldn t inspire the enthusiasm in me that I wanted to feel for this book when I was done.And this is the part where I reference book 2, because the thing is, I liked it enough that I definitely wanted to keep reading, hoping that book 2 would cast book 1 in a different light and make things work And it did It did and then some But the enjoyment of one book shouldn t be dependent on the next it always feels like a cheap gimmick to me when this is the case, and it pisses me off a little on principle And though I don t think the ending was completely a cheap gimmick because I think it was partly a pessimistic streak in keeping with the rest of the book, which I applaud , I still can t help but be a little miffed on principle It s just who I am.And my god, if this isn t the most rambly, convoluted review Maybe it s symptomatic of the poisons found insideThe fact is, I liked this on its own well enough, and liked it a loton reflection after book 2 Though it s certainly not everyone s cup of poison tea, I think those in the right mindset are going to find it really interesting and memorable, and I promise you, if you re weird enough like me and are eager for the 2nd book, the series will impress you Cause Jessamine She s pretty kickass Psst Don t forget, you can enter to win book 2, Nightshade, here but it ends soon, so hurry


  10. says:

    BLURB Jessamine Luxson lives with her father, Thomas, an apothecary, in an isolated cottage near Alnwick Castle Thomas s pride and obsession is his locked garden full of dangerous plants, which Jessamine is forbidden to enter.When a traveler brings an orphan to their cottage, he claims the boy has special gifts that Thomas might value Jessamine is drawn to the strange but intriguing boy, called Weed Soon their friendship deepens into love Finally, Weed shares his secret He can communicate BLURB Jessamine Luxson lives with her father, Thomas, an apothecary, in an isolated cottage near Alnwick Castle Thomas s pride and obsession is his locked garden full of dangerous plants, which Jessamine is forbidden to enter.When a traveler brings an orphan to their cottage, he claims the boy has special gifts that Thomas might value Jessamine is drawn to the strange but intriguing boy, called Weed Soon their friendship deepens into love Finally, Weed shares his secret He can communicate with plants For him they have distinct personalities and some are even murderous From the locked garden the poisonous plants call to Weed, luring him with promises of deadly power.When Jessamine falls inexplicably ill, only Weed s relationship with the Poisons can save her But Thomas is determined to exploit Weed s abilities, even if it risks Jessamine s life or drives Weed to the brink of madness An interesting read It read like a book for younger readers, 10 13ish yet the content was that for readers 14 17ish Interesting concept with intriguing characters However, I felt when Poison Diaries just started getting really interesting, it finished The way it was finished makes me think it s open to a sequel but we ll have to wait and see Quite enjoyable, very short, and sometimes the story jumped around a bit I read it in about 2 hours Nothing extraordinary but a fairly well written book for the market it appeals too

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