Friday, 16 March 2012

A Review for Poison Heart by S.B Hayes

Posted by Donna
Published Date: March 1st, 2012
Finished Date: March 4th, 2012
Publishers: Quercus
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
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The Blurb from Goodreads: An idle glance through the window of a bus changes everything for Katy Rivers. A mysterious girl, with luminous green eyes, stares back and from that moment on she haunts Katy and appears to know her every move, even what she is thinking. What is the strange connection between them? And what is the power of the emerald pendant which the girl bestows on her?

‘I’m everything you’re not and I’m going to take over your life… I’m your worst nightmare.’

These chilling words mean that Katy is gradually backed into a corner, alienated from everyone she holds dear, even her own mother. Only her best friend Luke, keeps faith and together they must find a way to defeat the girl who is determined that she will be with Katy...even until death.Poison Heart follows the life of a girl named Katy and everything changes for her when she looks through a window on a bus and finds a girl starring right back at her. One of the first things Katy notices about this girl, is the colour of her eyes; bright green and now everywhere she goes, those eyes seem to be following her. Katy becomes suspious of the girl and even more so when the girl whose name is Geneviève enrols in Katy’s college. And soon she tries to steal Katy’s life. Katy only seems to have one ally, her best friend Luke and together they work at trying to stop Geneviève. But what she isn’t prepared for are the secrets that are revealed in the process.

The Review: Poison Heart follows the life of a girl named Katy and everything changes for her when she looks through a window on a bus and finds a girl starring right back at her. One of the first things Katy notices about this girl, is the colour of her eyes; bright green and now everywhere she goes, those eyes seem to be following her. Katy becomes suspious of the girl and even more so when the girl whose name is Geneviève enrols in Katy’s college. And soon she tries to steal Katy’s life. Katy only seems to have one ally, her best friend Luke and together they work at trying to stop Geneviève. But what she isn’t prepared for are the secrets that are revealed in the process.
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Wow, what a spine-tingly, creepy and disturbing read this is. Poison Heart has it all - brilliant characters, a sweet romance and a deadly threat, with an exciting storyline that is full of unpredictable twists and turns and a shocking outcome. It’s definitely not one to miss out on.

The characters are really great, Katy is really lovable and Luke is the same. They have so many sweet scenes and you really see their friendship bloom and their love for one another come out. I really didn’t like Merlin and I couldn’t help think that maybe Merlin was up to something too – I just didn’t trust him.

S.B Hayes really knows how to great an intriguing story and what I loved about this book was it was set it England. I say this time and time again, there aren’t enough books set in England and yes, I feel passionate about it because I’m British. When I read a book by an English author I always feel that more familiar with it and it’s a nice change from the normal America book. So, I think S.B Hayes did a fantastic job because she stayed true to British ways.

Overall, if you're looking for a exciting, fresh and thrilling to read then this is the book for you. Don't miss out on it, read it now! =)

Thank you to the Quercus for giving me the opportunity to review this book.

 

6 comments:

Melanie H said...

Great review Donna, I'm going to put it on my TBR list now it sounds good :)

Dana - Let's Book It said...

Sounds like my type of book! Great review.

Sam said...

This sounds really amazing. I love a story with a chilling plot. Awesome review, Donna! :D

Sophia said...

Oh, I'm such a character person, so I'm happy to hear that Katy and Luke are lovable characters! <3 I'm also a sucker for a good romance, haha. :) Happy to hear you enjoyed this book, Donna! Marvelous review. :)

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Mel - Thedailyprophecy. said...

Great review! It sounds like a really good book and I love the cover.