The Poison Garden

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Simon & Schuster, 2009 - Grandparent and child - 284 pages
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YA. Horror fiction. Fantasy fiction. A set of 5 deliciously dark young adult fiction. The box set includes: Dark Secrets by Elizabeth Chandler - A bind-up of the mysterious and haunting series from the author of Kissed by an Angel. The Poison Garden by Sarah Singleton - A bewitching gothic mystery from the award-winning author of Century. Tithe by Holly Black - Part dark urban fantasy, part love story, part rite of passage, this is a wholly original tale for adults and older teens inspired by one of the oldest of all traditional ballads and told by the author of The Spiderwick Chronicles. The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan - A new gothic young adult fantasy trilogy, set in England, about magicians and demons. Generation Dead by Daniel Waters - Phoebe is just your typical goth girl with a crush. The only problem is, it's on a dead guy.

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The Poison Garden is a absolutely tanatalizing read. It is about a young boy called Thomas who recieves a secretive box from his mysterious deceased grandmother. It holds a secret beyond your wildest dreams - holds the path to a future and to danger of the unknown. Thomas follows his grandmothers instructions and becomes an apprentice for a chemist of herbal interests. Through journeys of magic and tapestries of intwined friendship comes enemies. Killings have been going on between the guild, will Thomas find the answer before it's to late...? Or will others suffer because of an unhumanly fate? It's your chance to find out ....
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User Review  - MrsBakitch - LibraryThing

This was a bit disappointing for me. I was expecting something more like her other book, 'Century', which I really enjoyed. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Sarah Singleton was born in Northamptonshire, studied in Nottingham and has travelled widely. She lives in Chippenham with her family and worked until recently as senior reporter for the Wiltshire Gazette & Herald. She is the author of Century, Heretic, Sacrifice and The Amethyst Child for Simon and Schuster.

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