Maddeningly beautiful, I loved the lushness and richness of A Fierce and Subtle Poison. Beautifully written, as wild as the islands, and as mystical as a witch.
Lyrical books are becoming more and more popular in recent years, with their captivating prose and lush atmosphere.
The book did have the 80's vibe going for it, with that Stranger Things children-run-free-and-save-the-world scenario, with a little The Craft thrown in.
Is this a haunted house book, or are its inhabitants the ones who haunt themselves? It's hard to tell.
4 stars It seemed stream of consciousness and very “Arab” in the way it told it story.