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Hardcover Poison Book

ISBN: 0439755700

ISBN13: 9780439755702


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When Poison leaves her home in the marshes of Gull to retrieve the infant sister who was snatched by the fairies, she and a group of unusual friends survive encounters with the inhabitants of various... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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5 ratings

And I thought "The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray" was good!

After reading The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray, I decided to pick up another of Chris Wooding's books: Poison. To be honest, I wasn't expecting it to be that great. I figured it would be similiar to The Haunting of Alaizabel without all of the plot details. I was so wrong. Poison is an amazing book; in some ways it is even better that The Haunting of Alaizabel. The ending chapters left me sitting with my mouth open. Wow. So much to think about, and not only did it have some mind-boggling ideas, it was fun to read. I really couldn't ask for more in a book...except maybe for more pages. How about a sequel? This book is definately worth purchasing. You'll love it.

who doesn't love a quest?

poison is absolutely fun. very labyrinth-esque (i kept expecting David Bowie to pop in), this is a tale where a girl truely comes into her own. poking fun at no less than 9 different `phaerie' tales (i am sure i missed several), the book keept me entertained from start to finish. poison's rebelious teenagerisms are fantastic, realistic, and i thought her companions were comforting not just to poison but to me as well (especially andersen!). even the peripheral characters, from the trolls to the weird disembodied floating thingie are fascinating. the evil phaerie lord is the perfect antagonist and the hierophant is a concept that I just love in literature (especially the 'who's created whom' mind bender questions). another easy booktalk i can't wait to take into schools!

A Good Book for Any Fantasy Lover

When I first bought this book I thought it ws going to be just like The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray. But, when I started reading it I thought I made a mistake. It wasn't nearly as fast paced as Alaizabel Cray. But, once I started to get into I realized it was just as dark and spooky as Chris Wooding's first book. It's about a girl who lives in the marshes, but longs for adventure. She finally gets her chance after her sister is stolen from her. She travels with a scared girl, a enchanted cat, an old man, and a life-long friend. With their help she battles pharies, giant spiders, a scarcrow, and her own destiny. I highly reccomend this book. It shows the battle of the heart, mind, and soul. Even if it was slow paced at the begining it speeds up adn become a tale you'll always remember

Delightfully Twisted Phaerie Tale

I loved this book, it's a fairy tale, more-or-less, which I have a fondness for from the start, but it's also one of the fairy tales you feel is actually parodying them. Poison lives in a little village in the swamps, with her father and stepmother (who is not so much wicked, they just don't get along too well) when her little sister is kidnapped by the Phaeries. So, Poison sets out to rescue her, venturing into worlds the likes of which she's never imagined and facing intrigue and prejudice and witches that like to eat bones and then has her whole world turned upside down when a startling revelation is pushed upon her. I found myself laughing with glee as several points to the plot materialised. Just brilliant and deserves better recognition then it appears to be getting. Read it in one sitting, more or less.


This book is brillaint for is about a girl who lives in the marshes and her baby sister is taken away by the Phaerie Lord so she is forcerd to make her dad and her stepmother to look after a ugly clone whilst she goes on a breathtakingly exciting adventure.
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