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Poison (Legacy #2)

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  198 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Arthurian legend mixes with modern-day witchcraft in this haunting sequel to Legacy, which Publishers Weekly said “should please the legions of paranormal fans looking for a sophisticated supernatural thriller.”

After the riveting—and romantic—events of Legacy, Katy has won Peter’s heart and is now claiming her place in the
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
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Katy Ainsworth is a Whitfield witch, meaning she lives in the town right next to the famous Salem, Massachusetts. So you can imagine the fascination with her kind. She attends a school that has been in her family for generations, hence the name: Ainsworth School. But the school is not filled with entirely witches; some of the students are cowen, or non-magical folk. She and her close circle of friends and boyfriend, Peter, have to walk on eggshells and hide their magical abilities for the sake o ...more
This book had me held captivated from page 1. I love how the author put the spin between modern times and King Arthur.

Katy comes from a family of powerful witches. She is living in Whitfield which is a town close to Salem, Massachusetts. This book starts off that Katy gets accused of hurting 3 Cowan classmates by using witch craft. Left without friends she finds a lady named Morgan, who Katy doesn't realize is part of darkness. Morgan however is actually the daughter of Merlin in King Arthur's
This novel left me with quite mixed emotions. While the drama and terror were credibly written, enough so that I wondered how Katy would get out of the horrid mess that life was handing her, I felt a creeping sense of dissatisfaction as I kept reading.

Katy’s problems are very real. Her father has hooked up again with his manipulative, controlling and whiny ex-girlfriend, she’s getting pushed out of her job and her boyfriend is getting seduced by the dark side.

Peter still apparently cares about
Jun 12, 2012 VictoriaSong marked it as to-read
The cover is so beautiful -- although randomly I hope when I buy this book the binding will be in good shape :O
Liv Downing
Poison overall was a very good book I highly recommend it to young adult readers and kids over the age of 12 it's about a girl named Katie Ainsworth and her boyfriend Peter Shaw and they are witches. it is yet another book about whiches at a boarding school. In the book Katie and Peter go through many struggles and befriend other witches while trying to stop the evil darkness that is coming. what's more, is that Katie befriends a girl named Morgan Lafay she is merlins daughter and her goal is to ...more

There's nothing to hate here but there's nothing to get excited about either. "Poison" is yet another book featuring witches at a boarding school. Katy is the most promising witch so why she's an outcast and doesn't have a mentor is baffling. Prodigies need support and guidance or they go off the rails. Katy goes off the rails a lot and then the responsible 'adults' in the community all dump on her for 'meddling'. Although, to be fair, it is a little disturbing that Morgan LeFay comes to tow
Stephanie Ward
'Poison' is the second book in a thrilling and fun young adult paranormal series that continues to follow leading lady Katy Ainsworth as her magical abilities cause more problems at her boarding school in Whitfield, Massachusetts. Things become much more complicated when the Muffies - mean preppie girls who aren't witches - are targeted by advanced witchcraft at school. Katy keeps getting caught in the crosshairs and becomes determined to find out who is really behind the dark doings at the scho ...more
Shannon (aka The Tale Temptress)
Say what you will about how many books are set in boarding schools and how many are about witches, but in this second installment to Molly Cochran's Legacy series, she takes this story to an entirely new level. The story was already unique to others of its kind in Legacy, but in Poison, the author made it even more unique and exciting. I haven't previously seen a pairing of witchcraft, boarding school, and Arthurian legend before, and that is what really made this book stand apart for me.

Katy i
Tammy Dahle
My thoughts:
Poison is the exciting sequel to Legecy and author, Molly Cochran wastes no time picking up where we left off.
Katy is a full time student at Ainsworth School where she does she best to hide her magical abilities from the Muffies who are normal kids who attend the same school.
Katy has adjusted well to small town life with friends, family and sweet boyfriend, Peter. But bad luck finds Katy as she stumbles upon a few mean Muffies trying to cast amateur spells. Unfortunately they unwit
First off I want to give a huge tanks to Molly Cochran for this one! This one was a for sure page turner!

I need to read more books about witches I always love them! This one was not one to disappoint either. I read book one and two in 2 1/5 days and I was just hooked! Katy was just awesome in this one and like in book one I loved to follow her story. After dealing with a brush with death and learning so much about her self, her past and the people she now shares her life with and goes to school
Valentina Hepburn
'POISON' is the exciting second book in Molly's trilogy and continues the story of Katy and her soul-mate, Peter Shaw, a young guy who is descended from a very affluent and well-known family in Whitfield. Katy's talents as a witch often get her into hot water...and in 'POISON', her special abilities go up a gear. She comes from a long line of witches and attends a boarding school in Whitfield, a town that has a population of witches that even its close neighbour, Salem would envy.

Attending the f
Review originally published at Love, Literature, Art, and Reason Book Review Blog

I loved Poison! I really liked the first book in the series, Legacy, and Poison didn't disappoint; it proved to be just as interesting as the first book. I couldn't put it down! There's something about Katy, the main character and narrator, that I absolutely love. Maybe it's her awkwardness, her need to be involved and help whatever the cost, her love for Peter, or the way she's always an outcast for some reason or
gillian (Tattooed Book Review)
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A clever mix of legend and contemporary paranormal romance, Poison is an exciting journey in to witchcraft and wizardry, past and present, told through the eyes of an insightful and supernaturally gifted teenage girl.

Filled with a relatable teenage angst, Katy must face issues the issues of average teenagers: who are my real friends? Do I fit in? Am I pretty enough? Where will I go to college? Does my boyfriend really love me? Will I pass ch
Originally posted on the blog: What the Cat Read

Have you ever really been looking forward to reading a book only to discover it wasn’t at all what you were expecting it to be? I’m sure for most of you this happens frequently, so it probably doesn’t seem like a big deal. But I for one, really hate when it happens to me, especially when I can’t exactly put my claw on what it was that didn’t thrill me. This really was a hard story for me to get into, there’s simply no other way for me to describe i
My Urban Fantasies
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There were a few things I was worried about before reading Poison. Thankfully my fears were unfounded. The whole boarding school with magical students has become a little cliché. I was pleasantly surprised to find that most of the book takes place outside the school. I was also worried about the Darkness coming back. I was afraid that there were going to be harbingers again and blah, blah, blah. That doesn't happen.

My biggest fear was the Arthurian
Jessica (Stuck in Books)
Actual Rating: 3.5 stars

I ended up liking the first book, Legacy WAY more than I thought I would. It pulled me in and I was reading that book like mad. It was great! So then I started the sequel, which is this book, Poison and my expectations were high, but they were also wary. I'm going to be honest and say that this book wasn't QUITE as good as the first, but it was still a nice, solid sequel that I definitely enjoyed reading.

Character Rundown:
Katy: I loved her in the last book, but she wasn
S.M. Blooding
This was a good read. I wasn’t expecting a whole lot. The blurb is very similar to several other books I’ve read before, but they’re books that I enjoy. You know how you hit those ruts where you’re really, really, REALLY craving a certain type of book? This book definitely fits into a Crave Worth mind munchy. If you like witches and the supernatural, this book is something you should totally read!

The storytelling was great! I didn’t get the opportunity to read book 1. I usually don’t sweat it. T
May 17, 2013 Katelyn rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
After enjoying the first installment in the series as much as I did I had high hopes for this sequel and I have to admit that it surpassed my expectations. At times I was frustrated but mainly with myself and my inability to read any faster than what I was. I was trying to scrape any time I could together during the day and at night so that I could open up this book and get a little further into it. I was hooked and there was no way I was going to be satisfied until I was finished.

Once again Co
Dorine White
The Story-
Katy and Peter are now together, however life is not that simple. Peter's Uncle has taken an interest in him, and they've made a deal. Peter will work for his uncle in return for tuition to Harvard. Slowly Peter's Uncle begins to take over his life, and Katy sees him less and less.

With plenty of unwelcome time on her hands, Katy makes a new friend, Morgan. Morgan is a shape shifter and works at her Aunt's store in town. They become fast friends, but something is just a little off about
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Kristi  Allan
Hated this book. Story line could be good but characters didn't make sense, timeline and plot had no flow, and the ending was just done. Haven't read the first book and there is another one coming out? I won't read them. Sorry to be so harsh.
Katy Ainsworth already defeated the Darkness once. But after three of the non-magical girls at her school fall into comas and suspicion falls on Katy, she knows that danger is coming. This is an entertaining and fast-paced fantasy, good for a long plane or train ride. It's not particularly memorable, but it kept me reading for all 359 pages.
The first one was definitely better. I found all the characters in this one mostly just irritating, especially Katy
Even better than the first book in the series, Legacy. I'm looking forward to the third book.

Enjoyed this, absolutely more for younger readers. Full review to come!
Ariel Sullivan
It is a good book and I can't wait till the third book comes out.
Alexandra Hale
I hanve mixed thoughts on this book.
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Born in Tokyo, Japan, Molly Cochran lived in Europe and was educated at the University of Pittsburgh and the Sorbonne in France. She has written 26 books, including 12 ghosted novels, and the non-fiction bestseller, Dressing Thin, before her own first novel, Grandmaster, was a New York Times Bestseller.

Since then, she has written almost a dozen other suspense and fantasy thrillers,
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