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The Poison Season by Mara Rutherford ⋆ LitBuzz

Leelo has spent her entire life on Endla, coexisting with the bloodthirsty Forest and respecting the poisonous 

When Leelo sees a young outsider on the verge of drowning in the lake, she knows exactly

But in a moment that will change everything, Leelo betrays her family, her best friend, and Endla

In The Poison Season, we’re taken through the life of a young woman in a sheltered

Their people are protected by the forest, and in turn they must guard it from outsiders

Leelo and others like her keep watch over the lake during the winter to ensure no outsiders

Anyone who crosses to their forest from the outside must be sacrificed to the forest

The people who live in the magical forest have magical voices

They sing during celebrations, but they also have a “killing” song

The song is so powerful that it cannot be sung while the lake is frozen

The story had a lot of potential but I think that it lacked character depth

When Leelo finds love, their interactions and conversations do not get played out well for readers

Did she have abandonment issues? She acted as though Leelo was such a thorn in her side,

While I love the beauty of the cover, it doesn’t quite match the darkness in this

It was the bloodthirsty people I found to be a little bit shocking

I won’t give away the truly darkest scene of this book, but it was definitely a

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