Our bookseller says:
“This novel was as lush and dark as I could have ever hoped! The protagonist was like a Black Poison Ivy (awesome plant powers, badass, and definitely not hetero) but set within a mysterious family legacy that has ties to Greek mythology. Not only was the writing and worldbuilding fantastic, but the characters! The twists! The maddening cliffhanger that has me ready to beg the author for more! All in all, this is easily one of the best YA books of 2021 (maybe even one of the best books of 2021 overall ??) and I truly am anxiously awaiting the sequel!”
Briseis has a gift: with a single touch, she can grow plants from tiny seeds to rich blooms.
When Briseis’s aunt leaves her a dilapidated estate, Bri and her parents head there for the summer. Hopefully surrounded by plants and flowers, Bri will finally learn to control her gift. But their new home is sinister in ways they never imagined–it comes with a specific set of instructions, an old-school apothecary, and a walled garden growing the deadliest botanicals in the world.
When strangers begin to arrive on their doorstep, asking for tinctures and elixirs, Bri learns she has a talent for creating them. One visitor is Marie, a mysterious young woman who Bri befriends, only to find that Marie is keeping dark secrets of her own. Up against a centuries-old curse, Bri must harness her gift to protect herself and her family.
From the bestselling author of Cinderella Is Dead comes another enchanting story about a young woman with dark forces descending around her.