“Waiting” On Wednesday: A Fierce and Subtle Poison

Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

A Fierce and Subtle Poison - Samatha MabryA Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry

Hardcover: 288 pages
Publication date: April 12th 2016
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Add on: Goodreads

In this stunning debut, legends collide with reality when a boy is swept into the magical, dangerous world of a girl filled with poison.

Everyone knows the legends about the cursed girl–Isabel, the one the senoras whisper about. They say she has green skin and grass for hair, and she feeds on the poisonous plants that fill her family’s Caribbean island garden. Some say she can grant wishes; some say her touch can kill.

Seventeen-year-old Lucas lives on the mainland most of the year but spends summers with his hotel-developer father in Puerto Rico. He’s grown up hearing stories about the cursed girl, and he wants to believe in Isabel and her magic. When letters from Isabel begin mysteriously appearing in his room the same day his new girlfriend disappears, Lucas turns to Isabel for answers–and finds himself lured into her strange and enchanted world. But time is running out for the girl filled with poison, and the more entangled Lucas becomes with Isabel, the less certain he is of escaping with his own life.

Ah, seriously how interesting does this book sound? I am all for the magical realism! And the cover, loving the colours!

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8 Replies to ““Waiting” On Wednesday: A Fierce and Subtle Poison”

  1. This sounds like one of those bizarre stories that I tend to absolutely love! Plus after Jackaby and The Walls Around Us, I know this publisher doesn’t put out much YA, but what it does put out is usually amazing! 😀 So I’m in!

  2. YEES! I saw this a few weeks ago and immediately added it to my TBR list – I think it sounds AMAZING. The cover is super catchy as well … can’t wait to read it! 😀

    Here’s my WoW! 🙂
    Yvonne @ A World Between Folded Pages

  3. This one does sound tempting….great cover, too. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “THE OBSESSION”

  4. I love the cover for this one! I’m adding it to my TBR list. It sounds so good! Thanks for sharing! Here’s my WoW. Happy reading!

  5. This is one I only recently started seeing around. It sounds interesting though so I am going to add to my goodreads.

    Great pick!

    Amber ❤ The Book Bratz
    My WOW

  6. This sounds so different! I totally adding this to my TBR! Thanks for sharing it. Happy reading!
    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

  7. A girl filled with poison? Definitely sounds really fascinating and something I’ve never encountered before! Thanks for the review!

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