REVIEW: This Poison Heart

Briseis is adopted and living happily, albeit maybe not so affluently with her mothers. They run a flower shop that relies on Brisies’s special talent with plants. They can’t quite explain it and know enough to keep it secret but it’s barely helping them scrape by. On the summer of Briseis’s 17th year, they are contacted, learning she is to inherit a mysterious estate in update NY. They decide to take a chance and move there for the summer to sort out what this inheritance might mean. Queue a set of mysterious letters and keys that lead them to the house with its apothecary shop and locked gardens. The truth of Brises’s parentage is revealed as is some of the basis of her magic.

What a refreshing, fun and intense modern take on mythology. I loved that we got characters from traditional Greek myths that were not only present and important in modern times, but also that were Black. I adored the botany and the world building of the magic that was understandable and intriguing but hinted at so much more. I appreciated that several major mysteries were solved and yet we got a good cliffhanger. I maybe wasn’t so mad at this one because I waited until the second book was out to read… 

What are you reading going into the weekend?

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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