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The rich stew of the author's creations—SingleEarth, vampires, shapeshifters, Tristes, the Bruja Guilds—are at full boil here in the story of two 20-ish young women trying to out run their very different pasts, and figure out where they fit in and who they might become. Each has landed in a more "normal" place, and each wonders if, like a tattoo that can't be covered up, they can ever really fit into "normal."

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"Atwater-Rhodes (the Den of Shadows series) introduces a fascinating world in which magic and mercenaries are everywhere, largely unbeknownst to the general populace. At the center of the story are two young women with pasts they are trying to leave behind: Sarik, a shape-shifter (think were-tiger), and Alysia, a strong-willed human mercenary with a price on her head. Both have sought refuge in one of Atwater-Rhodes's most interesting creations: SingleEarth, an organization devoted to helping witches, shape-shifters, and vampires coexist with the 'normal' human world in secret and in peace. In some ways, this book feels like the first section of a longer volume: exposition about this world's intricacies and players continues well into the final chapters, and characters spend more time learning about things that have already happened than living through the events in real time. However, the action scenes are brilliantly executed, with a speed and brutality that fits the high-powered players. Most importantly, the world Atwater-Rhodes has crafted and the people who live and die there are fascinating, believable, and ready for further adventures. Ages 12 — up. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

AMELIA ATWATER-RHODES wrote her first novel, In the Forests of the Night, when she was thirteen. Other books in the Den of Shadows series are Demon in My View, Shattered Mirror, Midnight Predator, Persistence of Memory, Token of Darkness, and All Just Glass. She has also written the five-volume series The Kiesha'ra: Hawksong, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Selection; Snakecharm; Falcondance; Wolfcry, an IRA-CBC Young Adults' Choice; and Wyvernhail. Visit her online at AmeliaAtwaterRhodes.com.

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Candace @ LoveyDoveyBooks, July 24, 2012 (view all comments by Candace @ LoveyDoveyBooks)
With a curious prologue set six years in the past, Amelia Atwater-Rhodes establishes the connection between the four main protagonists of Poison Tree. Set in a quick pace, readers will fly through its intrigue and violence, and come to a question-raising ending.

Poison Tree is a great story that could use more oomph. The central story revolves around Sarik, the African-Asian tiger shifter, running away from an abusive home, then finding her way back home to stand up for herself. Weaving in the other characters: Sarik's vampire boyfriend Jason, the newest SingleEarth mediator Alysia, and Frost guild leader Christian, ties the story together but leaves it seemingly incomplete overall.

It is to be said, though, that Rhodes' ability to create relatable characters is astounding. Even in a paranormal world, her characters are realistic and their interactions with one another, understandable. Sometimes it's hard to pinpoint the characters' relationships with each other, when it isn't plainly stated, but not knowing will increase the mystique surrounding them.

The ending of the story puts almost everybody in place, but readers will finish the story craving more from this strange world and its enigmatic cast. There's more beneath the surface of Poison Tree so hopefully there will be a companion novel to explore the hidden parts of this world.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385737548
Author:
Atwater-rhodes, Amelia
Publisher:
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Author:
Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children s Folk Tales-Mythical Creatures
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.82 x 5.74 x 0.94 in 0.77 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 240 pages Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers - English 9780385737548 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Atwater-Rhodes (the Den of Shadows series) introduces a fascinating world in which magic and mercenaries are everywhere, largely unbeknownst to the general populace. At the center of the story are two young women with pasts they are trying to leave behind: Sarik, a shape-shifter (think were-tiger), and Alysia, a strong-willed human mercenary with a price on her head. Both have sought refuge in one of Atwater-Rhodes's most interesting creations: SingleEarth, an organization devoted to helping witches, shape-shifters, and vampires coexist with the 'normal' human world in secret and in peace. In some ways, this book feels like the first section of a longer volume: exposition about this world's intricacies and players continues well into the final chapters, and characters spend more time learning about things that have already happened than living through the events in real time. However, the action scenes are brilliantly executed, with a speed and brutality that fits the high-powered players. Most importantly, the world Atwater-Rhodes has crafted and the people who live and die there are fascinating, believable, and ready for further adventures. Ages 12 — up. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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