Thursday, January 15, 2015

Book Review: Poison Tree by Kacey Vanderkarr

ISBN: 1503106330
Published: December 2nd, 2014
Publisher: Urban Fey Press
Read from December 11th to 25th, 2014
Synopsis from Goodreads:
The road to the City of War is dangerous.
With their home in ruins, Callie and Rowan are Eirensae’s last hope of stealing the cauldron back from Fraeburdh. They must travel into the human world where the Fallen hide. The banished fae wait for Callie, desperate to sacrifice her before she comes of age.
If Callie and Rowan survive the journey, something worse looms in Fraeburdh. Rowan is destined for a dark family legacy too horrifying to accept, and his father is anxious to welcome him home. Once the truth is revealed, will Callie ever look at Rowan the same way?
Trapped between feuding cities lost in a centuries-old war, Callie and Rowan will face their biggest rivals yet, and neither of them will make it out unscathed. 


Poison Tree is the second book in the Reflection Pond series. I reviewed the first book, Reflection Pond, back in May.

I loved the first book of this series so much that I was incredibly excited to read the second one. I stumbled across the first book at a time when I was searching for more books about fairies after I realized I never read about them but was really fascinated with them whenever they appeared in other fantasy books. I loved Reflection Pond so much that it completely convinced me that I need to keep reading more books about fairies in the future. Needless to say, I had high hopes for this book.

And the good news is that it didnt' disappoint. I really. I loved that we could to see another city other than Eirensae and explore how different the two cities are from each other. I also really loved Rowan's family history in this book. I thought that was a twist that was done remarkably well. Callie's past is also explored more in this book than it was in the past, and I thought that was excellently done. I think they're each great characters, and I love learning more about them.

We're also introduced to some great new characters in this book. My favorite was definitely Gunner. When he first appeared, I had no idea that I'd think he was such a great character by the end of the book, but I really loved how he developed over the course of the story.

Overall I loved just about everything about this book. I thought it was fantastic, and I'd highly recommend this series to anyone who has an interest in fantasy books, especially ones about fae. I can't wait for the third book in order to find out what happens next!

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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