Sunday, January 17, 2016

A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry

All I can say is "wow"! I was intrigued but a little dubious at first about this book but wanted to give it a shot. I am glad that I did because it turned out to be a very original and lyrical story that is different from anything I have read before. I had assumed it would be a fantasy novel with magic galore but it is much more than that. There is the sense of fables and myths but also a murder mystery. I like the fact that the main protagonist is male and also that the book takes place in Puerto Rico about which I knew next to nothing. 
Young girls are disappearing and it is up to seventeen year old Lucas to find out how the legend of a cursed girl with green skin and grass for hair fits into the mystery.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley (thank you so much!) for free in exchange for an honest review.

Four out of Five Stars

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