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Read “The Poison Diaries” online for free!

June 10, 2010

For a limited time (that’s what the ad said, and all the details I know) you can read The Poison Diaries online for free! The hardcover doesn’t come out until July 20.

Head over to The Compulsive Reader for a trailer featuring an interview with author Maryrose Wood.

The publisher’s teaser:

In the right dose, everything is a poison. Even love . . .

Jessamine Luxton has lived all her sixteen years in an isolated cottage near Alnwick Castle, with little company apart from the plants in her garden. Her father, Thomas, a feared and respected apothecary, has taught her much about the incredible powers of plants: that even the most innocent-looking weed can cure — or kill.

When Jessamine begins to fall in love with a mysterious boy who claims to communicate with plants, she is drawn into the dangerous world of the poison garden in a way she never could have imagined . . .

I’m not sure this is up my alley, but I am interested in the historical use and medicinal (or in this case, poisonous) properties of plants, so maybe I’ll take a peek over the weekend. If you read it, let me know what you think!

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