By Maryrose Wood with The Duchess of Northumberland
What do you do when you find out everything that you know and was told your whole life is a lie?
The Poison Diaries is about a man’s life long search for the lost knowledge of herbal medicines, who’s willing to sacrifice his own daughter to access this knowledge; a boy who can talk to plants; and a girl’s sudden realization that nothing is what it seems.
It was a little slow in the beginning. Not much was happening. But we are given the knowledge of the existence of a poison garden which the apothecary’s daughter herself, Jessamine, was forbidden to enter.
The high point of the story is when Jessamine suddenly fell ill of something nobody knows what. After that, it just went down. Although I did enjoy reading it, it’s not very gripping for an opening of a trilogy. It had me thinking “What’s going to happen now?”, but it didn’t gave me enough excitement to immediately check if the public library have the rest of the trilogy in catalogue.