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.