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The mythology and theory of reincarnation?
Have you utterly captivated.
The Final Battle?
Two words. Gut-Wrenching.
Dessa and Chris?
Had me doing that goofy heart-warming sigh.
For me, so much of reading is about emotion; What the characters are feeling and doing and, subsequ...more
I was provided a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.
MY OVERVIEW: Ok, I had a hard time deciding what to rate this book. I really enjoyed the concept of it, and most of the story, but I did have some issues with it. In the end I decided on 3 stars just because of some of the issues i had. (UPDATED to 3.5 stars - see reason below)
PROS: I really liked the background story and the concept. I love how the author took the elements and brought them to life in people. (v...more
When Dessa bumps into a strange man with disturbing eyes in a cafe she soon forge...more
“Dessa Ambrose – the normal girl-next-door who yearns for her life to attain meaning – meets the strangely alluring Christopher Calder, who holds the secrets of the past and the keys to all the doors Dessa wishes to open. As she spends more time with Chris, Dessa begins to realize that he isn’t human – or at least not a normal one. His mysterious powers leave Dessa questioning the very foundation of the world she grew up in, and when Chris finally opens the door to Dessa’s future, she finds he
I love this book so much. i got poison from the author herself because i asked her if she could send me one for review, so she sent me one and i could not thank here enough for this outstanding book.
first off i loved how different the story was i mean the keepers how different of a story can you get. i loved the writing it was amazing i love how every page wa...more
But the writing.
I'm not sure how to describe it. It's not merely unpolished. It's like...your first novel. Not the first one you managed to publish. Not the draft you finally managed to make presentable for the agen...more
My absolute favorite part of this novel was the mythology. It's utterly unique and unlike any of the clichéd stuff out there today. Dessa has powers of light and her friends have power over the other elements and I can't wait to see how Dejana develops them in the sequel.
Dessa also goes through a series of flashbacks, which really add to the book. The time difference and setting make these parts some of my favorite througho...more
There were a few parts were the story did not seem to flow as well. There were some graphic parts but they were essential to the path of the charac...more
It's a very often used story arc that I've seen, involving everything from Vampires to Werewolves, to Ghosts. This book has a different take on it, and it turns out that the secret power is being a God in human form.
Vuleti has a very well c...more
The early scenes are engrossing in their details. We feel Dessa's boredom when she's working at a pizzeria on a slow day, and her marching band's nervous excitement as they prepare for a big football game. Mostly everyone will remember having a teacher like Ms. Altera, the band director -- let's just say...more
I fell in love with Dessa, Chris, Pa, Ricky and even Skylar. Each of them with different relations toward one another and yet so bonded by affection. Full of surprises, suspense and breath-taking moments is what this book i...more
It’s difficult to write a review for Poison without giving away the plot. Have you ever heard the song “This Is How A Heartbreaks” by Rob Thomas. In the song he’s having a conversation with himself. In the video, he is being chased around a city. Who is the nameless/faceless person chasing him?
Dessa is an interesting lead character; she is an old soul. She has such wisdom and she’s incredibly self-possessed and self-aware. I grew with her as she learned who she...more
Dessa Ambrose – the normal girl-next-door who yearns for her life to attain meaning – meets the strangely alluring Christopher Calder, who holds the secrets of the past and the keys to all the doors Dessa wishes to open. As she spends more time with Chris, Dessa begins to realize that he isn’t human – or at least not a normal one. His mysterious powers leave Dessa questioning the very foundation of the world she grew up in, and when Chris finally opens the door to Dessa’s future, she fi...more
I’ll jump right in and offer my opinion of the pros and cons of Poison.
This story feels like a first draft. The writing is very green and would benefit from a good edit to clip away the extraneous sections and extra/not needed dialogue and to amp up the overall writing.
While I do sometimes enjoy a good “we-fell-in-love-instantly” story, I find the relatio...more
Poison by Dejana Vuletić is a story that caught my attention immediately. However, that attention wavered when I reached the part where Dessa officially meets Chris. It wavered even more when I got to Pa crying “crocodile tears”. I found that the way Dessa fell for Chris way too fast. Sure, they’ve been together in their past lives and all but it still felt too fast for her to nearly immediately fall for him…even if it’s kind of like love at first sight. Their love...more
While I know the author personally and have read her work in the past(Some even with myself), this by far was her be...more
My favorite character was definitely Chris! He was so sexy and mysterious, and he cares so much for Dessa! I loved Dessa, too, obviously. She was a strong female lead who knew what she wanted. I loved that chemistry between Dessa and the other characters, too.
The plot was suspenseful and kept me reading until midnigh...more
The love story was sweet, but I think my favorite part of this book was the final battle as the book winds to a close. No spoilers, but Dessa's struggle to save those she loves most is gut-wrenching.
The descriptions are tangible and mesmerizing as the Keepers begin to channel who they really are.
I loved this book from the word go, and would encourage all to give it a go.
The emotions of a 17 year old, beyond your wildest imagination.
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