Poison Diaries: 2

Poison Diaries: 2 : Nightshade

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A dark, gothic tale of romance...and murder. The latest book in the grippingly dark series, The Poison Diaries. Our heroine, Jessamine, has lost her faith in the men she loved, and her innocence as well. She turns to the dark side and plots to kill her father, using his own poisons, before becoming an assassin, a poisoner for hire. Can she recover from her heartache and reunite with her true love, Weed? Find out in this thrilling story where poisons, darkness and horror are a part of everyday life, and love is the only cure.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 20mm | 199.58g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperCollins Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0007366248
  • 9780007366248
  • 122,359

Review quote

"...a romantic, murderous yarn that will strongly appeal to Twilight fans." Big Issue Scotland "The Poison Diaries trilogy, written by Maryrose Wood, are gothic tales of love, revenge and the dangerous world of poisonous plants..." The Journal, June 2009show more

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985 ratings
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4 33% (322)
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2 13% (124)
1 4% (35)

Our customer reviews

Nightshade picks up where Poison Diaries end. Now awaken, Jessamine is heartbroken to find out that Weed has left, his whereabouts unknown. Her father tells her about how Weed, feeling helpless, left her to die because he knew that he could not save her. However, Jessamine doubts her father's words, for when she was in a delirium, the Prince of Poison, Oleander had shown her everything. When she finds out the truth behind her mother's death, she wants to get revenge... and no other way is better than using what she knows best: poison. After she gets a taste of revenge, she flees from the place she once called home in a quest to search for Weed. On the journey, Oleander seduces her to do bad things and causes her to degrade both mentally and morally. She changes into a whole new person: a beautiful, seductive and heartless woman called Belladonna. (Sounds familiar? Yes, that is the name of the deadly plant which her father planted in the Poison Garden.) Weed, on the other hand, embarks on a journey to search for his beloved Jessamine, and eventually reaches Italy. He learns about a plot to overthrow the King and set the world in chaos, and he knows that the perfect medium for killing the King is poison. He is determined to stop this from happening. In this installment, the story turns toward the dark side. It is fast-paced, gripping and infused with elements of fantasy, but there is some confusion between the narratives as the point of view shifts from Jessamine to Weed and then back again. Nightshade ends drastically, leaving readers anticipating the final book in the Poison Diaries trilogy.show more
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