Book Review: A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess
Henrietta is in a city full of lies and secrets. Her friend Rook is turning into a monster and as she desperately searches for a cure she must hide the truth of who she really is; a witch and definitely not the chosen one.
When she finds what could be the answer to defeating the Ancient Ones she sets out on a journey with Blackwood, and Magnus intent upon stopping the ancients once and for all.
This book was phenomenal. I was on the edge of a precipice which the book could simply push me into for I there were so many twists that I never saw coming. The main character was wonderful and it was easy to connect with her desire to heal Rook. Furthermore, the book was boring at the beginning but steadily grew more intriguing.
Close to the end, we found out that the evil Ancient was her father! I did not see that coming. And then there were two love interests and when she finally told Rook she loved him, I screamed. I screamed in horror for it is so cliche to fall in love with a best friend and Rook was never my favorite character. But I hated how Blackwood proposed. I mean honestly, we don’t even know if she truly loves him. Did she just agree to marry him because Rook was out of the picture and she’s unclean?
It’s London, 1812 and Lady Helen Wrexhall is living a life full of balls and trying to secure a marriage proposal. Despite that she is soon drawn into regency London when a maid of her household mysteriously disappears. There she meets Lord Carlston, a man intent on finding and destroying the demons that infiltrate society. Helen shouldn’t be anywhere near the man who is surrounded by a taint of scandal but he offers a way to find out why her parents died. Soon she is drawn into a conspiracy that could destroy the world as she knows it. But can she trust a man whose life is built on lies and does she have the strength to face the dangers of an unknown world?
Karou is a girl with blue hair that grows straight out of her head. She sketches monsters that mightbe real and she speaks more languages than she should be able to. Who is she? She’ll find out as black handprints appear on doorways across the world from winged strangers who have come from the sky. As strange things happen and a war brims can Karou figure out who she is?
I loved this book so much. Karou was a relatable character and from the first word I was dragged into a story of family, love, and uncertainty. This book kept me up late because I had to know what would happen. Immediately after I finished it I read the next two books. This series is a MUST read. I highly recommend it. You’ll be as wrapped up in this story as I was and will never want the series to end.
It’s 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia, where the government is broke and throughout the city demons roam. Riley is a demon trappers daughter who is determined to become just as great as her father. But as tragedy strikes and a dangerous demon disrupts her world she is sent spinning down a dangerous path from which there may be no return. As setbacks occur, the world begins to get a little more complicated and dangerous. But dealing with a Grade Five Hellspawn, a crush on her fellow trapper, and the loss of someone important in her life is just the beginning.
This book is fantastic. I immediately fell in love with the book. I adored the world, the characters, the writing style, eveything. And as a result I would reread this book for the rest of eternity and still enjoy it. This book is a MUST MUST read.