In the right dose, everything is a poison. Even love . . .
Jessamine Luxton has lived all her sixteen years in an isolated cottage near Alnwick Castle, with little company apart from the plants in her garden. Her father, Thomas, a feared and respected apothecary, has taught her much about the incredible powers of plants: that even the most innocent-looking weed can cure — or kill.
When Jessamine begins to fall in love with a mysterious boy who claims to communicate with plants, she is drawn into the dangerous world of the poison garden in a way she never could have imagined . . .
I liked the concept of things, but I can’t say I connected with any of it. I didn’t hate the characters, but I didn’t love them either. I thought all the relationships in the story were odd and each character was a bit odd.
But it was the end that was what made me decide that I didn’t care for it. It was unpredictable. Completely unpredictable, but weird. The way things played out was just a bit disturbing to me. So this wasn’t a book for me, but I know many have enjoyed it. If this is on your list to read my advice is to check out other reviews and don’t take my word for it. We can’t all love the same books!