Poison by Chris Wooding

Genre: Fantasy

Age Level:  12 and up

# of Pages:  273

RAC Book: Yes

Poison lived in a place called Gull with her father, baby sister, and stepmother.  The Gull was located above a large swamp and the town consisted of many stilts that raised the town above the swamp.  Poison was not happy here, but very few people ever left and she was fond of her sister, Azalea.  One night Poison awakes to find Azalea has been kidnapped by phaeries.  She immediately sets off on a difficult journey to see the Phaerie Lord to get Azalea back, but finds many obstacles in her way such as a scary woman who eats bones, a giant spider, and worse.

This book does a nice job of creating an original story in a genre that many students like to read.  Each step of Poison’s journey is exciting, suspenseful, and a little bit scary which keeps you reading.  The ending and ultimate fate of Poison, Azalea and the rest of Poison’s friends are a mystery right up until the end.  It was not predictable or overdone in any way and students who enjoy suspense and fantasy will enjoy it immensely. 


8 Responses to “Poison by Chris Wooding”

  1. 1 Elizabeth May 3, 2009 at 10:16 pm


    • 2 Jane September 29, 2010 at 3:10 am

      i didnt finish reading it but i hated it so much i wanted to throw it away but i got it 4rom the library and then i would have to pay like 20 dollars 4 a book that sucks ass

  2. 3 Friday January 10, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    This book is amazing. I love the bone witch it’s so good, I never read a book like this before. I definitely DEFINITELY recommend.

  3. 4 Anonymous September 15, 2011 at 12:46 am

    this is a good book but i kinda didnt get the begining

  4. 5 Unknown December 19, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    This book opens many door giving you a better insight of what could’ve been. Poison is a smart girl who fight through thick and thin with her wits against people who could destroy her in a heartbeat. I love the twisted endding, like Karama came back around. Overall it was just a fantastic book and a must read.

  5. 6 Rachel Wong October 23, 2012 at 12:29 am

    This book was surprisingly pleasant. I had to read it for school, and i picked this book because i thought it might interest me. Now that I’ve read it, i am glad i did. Def. Recommend! 🙂

  6. 7 Anonymous April 5, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    it sounds good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. 8 Anonymous October 30, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    this book sounds very interesting I would like to read it

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