A Fierce and Subtle Poison

April 12, 2016|
A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry
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Legends collide with reality when a boy is swept into the magical, dangerous world of a girl filled with poison.

Everyone knows the legends about the cursed girl—Isabel, the one the señoras whisper about. They say she has green skin and grass for hair, and she feeds on the poisonous plants that fill her family’s lush Caribbean island garden. Some say she can grant wishes; some say her touch can kill. Seventeen-year-old Lucas spends summers with his hotel-developer father in Puerto Rico, and he’s grown up hearing the stories. When letters from the cursed girl mysteriously appear in his room the same day his girlfriend disappears, Lucas turns to Isabel for answers—and finds himself lured into her strange and enchanted world. But the more entangled Lucas becomes with Isabel, the less certain he is of escaping with his own life.

Samantha Mabry’s new book, Tigers, Not Daughters, is available now.

Samantha Mabry credits her tendency toward magical thinking to her Grandmother Garcia, who would wash money in the kitchen sink to rinse off any bad spirits. She teaches writing and Latino literature at a community college in Dallas, where she lives with her husband, a historian, and a cat named Mouse. She is the author of A Fierce and...
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Title:A Fierce and Subtle PoisonFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:288 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1 inPublished:April 12, 2016Publisher:Algonquin BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1616205210

ISBN - 13:9781616205218

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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