Title: Poison Heart
Author: S.B. Hayes
Publication date: 1st March
Source: Received from publisher for an honest review
My rating: 7/10
From the moment Katy sees Genevieve's beautiful face staring at her from a window, her life will never be the same. Wherever Katy turns, Genevieve is there - at school, with Katy's friends, and worst of all, trying to seduce Katy's new boyfriend.
But Genevieve has a menacing side, a dangerous side, a threatening side that she only reveals to Katy.
As Genevieve's behaviour becomes increasingly twisted, Katy delves into the girl's past. Nothing prepares her for the dark truths that she discovers, or the new romance she finds along the way. Is Genevieve simply a troubled girl? Or does something sinister, something supernatural, lie behind her beautiful smile?
Poison Heart was definitely one of those reads where there is almost a supernatural element to it even though things are eventually explained in a logical manner. Of course there's always a chance for the reader to assume things in their own way at the end. There were some things that weren't explained and it gave me a chance to sort of explain it myself and in my own terms which I thought was great.
It was also a book that I was so quick to get through purely because I wanted to know all the answers - the suspense was very quick to build up until right at the very end when everything was revealed.
For me the problem was it wasn't like that the whole way through. It was really hard to get into and the only reason I did carry on was because it had potential to become better later on which it actually did after about half way through.
What I loved most about this book was the really creepy vibe it had to it. At times I was seriously freaked out and I was flipping pages as fast as I could get through them. It reached a point in the book where it was constantly like that which is where I started to really enjoy it.
Also, the book was in no way predictable. I find it irritating when I guess what happens before even a quarter of the way through the book. Poison Heart was full of really unusual twists and turns that definitely kept me guessing all the way through.
I did feel that the main character, Katy, didn't have enough depth to her right from the beginning. It was almost like the story started too fast and the plot line was introduced too early so I didn't get to know Katy's character as well as I should have.
I have to say though, the ending to this book was absolutely brilliant - I actually gasped aloud at one point which can only be taken to be a good thing right?
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Happy reading everyone!