This Poison Heart

Kalynn Bayron

This is a great teen read from the bestselling author of Cinderella is Dead! Think “Secret Garden” with some rather unsettling and original magic thrown in. Briseis has a gift. She can grow plants with a look and spends much of her time trying to keep this from her friends. However, when she inherits an old house, Briseis has the privacy to test her powers and in so doing uncovers family secrets which involve a deadly poison garden and its potentially lethal consequences.

The appeal of this enthralling book is that the further you get into the story the darker it becomes. Add in old and new friendships and suggestions of betrayal and we think you won’t be able to resist reading the sequel, This Wicked Fate to discover what happens next.

Published by Bloomsbury YA

Reviewed by Rachel Bolton