Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.
I think this new series sounds absolutely amazing. Poison Diaries is the first in a gothic trilogy set in the 18th century. Poison Diaries is scheduled to be released on June 1, 2010. Here is the teaser blurb from Publishers Marketplace:
Maryrose Wood’s POISON DIARIES trilogy, based on the concept by the Duchess of Northumberland, gothic tales of love, revenge, and the dangerous world of poisonous plants were inspired by a real Poison Garden on the grounds of the duchess’s Alnwick Castle (the site used for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films), for publication beginning in summer 2010.
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Synopsis (Product Description):
Jessamine Luxson lives with her father, Thomas, an apothecary, in an isolated cottage near Alnwick Castle. Thomas’s pride and obsession is his locked garden full of dangerous plants, which Jessamine is forbidden to enter.
When a traveler brings an orphan to their cottage, he claims the boy has special gifts that Thomas might value. Jessamine is drawn to the strange but intriguing boy, called Weed. Soon their friendship deepens into love. Finally, Weed shares his secret: He can communicate with plants. For him they have distinct personalities—and some are even murderous. From the locked garden the poisonous plants call to Weed, luring him with promises of deadly power.
When Jessamine falls inexplicably ill, only Weed’s relationship with the Poisons can save her. But Thomas is determined to exploit Weed’s abilities, even if it risks Jessamine’s life—or drives Weed to the brink of madness.…
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