Poison has always been a willful, contrary girl, prone to being argumentative and stubborn. So when her sister is snatched by the mean-spirited faeries, she seeks out the Phaerie Lord to get her back. But finding him isn't easy, and the quest leads Poison into a murderous world of intrigue, danger, and deadly storytelling. With only her wits and her friends to aid her, Poison must survive the attentions of the Phaerie Lord, rescue her sister, and thwart a plot that's beyond anything she (or the reader) can imagine. . . (from Goodreads).
I picked up this book at my local used bookstore, I love that place. I really love the cover of this book, it kind of reminds me of the Blair Witch Project movie poster or DVD cover, it is kind of creepy.
Poison is a teenage girl who lives in Gull, Gull is black marsh. It is boring sort of place, nothing happens and no one leaves or comes to this place if they do not have to. I really liked Poisons name, I even liked it better how she came about getting the name. You know from very beginning that Poison is different and that she needs more than what Gull can offer. When her sister get taken by fairies this gives a perfectly good reason to leave Gull in search of her sister.
This book was filled with adventure and mystery; this book has somewhat of a Gothic feel to it, it is not your every day fairy tale. It more dark and sinister in some aspects, it is also creepy but I would not call it scary. At least I did not find it scary.
Character development was constant throughout the book, Poison’s character grows as the story progressed but her character never outgrows the story which is a good thing. I loved how easily her friendship with Bram grows throughout the story. I liked the fact that poison is not perfect, even though she is a strong and brave. I really like the idea of Hierophant, that was a very neat idea, very thought provoking and entertaining. I also liked how the book ended, I did not expect it I have to say, but I thought it was somewhat appropriate for Poison.
Overall this was a very entertaining and interesting read. It has all the elements that makes a good read, touch of magic, humour, mystery, supernatural beings, and lots other things. I would recommend this book to all who love stories about fairies. I give this book 4/5 stars.