ARC Review: Poison Fruit by Jacqueline Carey

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ARC Review: Poison Fruit by Jacqueline Carey
Poison Fruit

5 Stars

Book Info

Released: October 7, 2014
Series: Agent of Hel #3
Pages: 432

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“It is a thrilling, edge of your seat ride!  And one of those few books in a year that I gobbled up whole, in one sitting.  I quite literally had a hard time putting it down for long.” ~ Under the Covers

Another sad day for me.  I wasn’t aware before I started reading this book that this would be the end of the series.  It’s bittersweet to see some of my favorite characters put on the shelf, but in POISON FRUIT, they went out with a bang!  As much as the greedy reader in me is not happy.

When we left Pemkowet last, there was a lot of turmoil in Daisy’s life.  Especially when it comes to her love life.  AUTUMN BONES brought a lot of developments in that area and it’s left Daisy a bit confused.  I admit I was too.  I had my “team” picked out but there were always things that made me wonder if they could overcome the rules of their separate species and be happy together.

So in POISON FRUIT Daisy has to deal with a lot more of that!  But let’s not forget that Daisy is Agent of Hel and pretty kickass herself.  She’s faced with multiple supernatural problems threatening the town of Pemkowet.  I admit I was thoroughly freaked out by the first one they faced.  Without spoiling what it is, the fact that someone can pretty much be scared to death in their sleep gave me all kinds of heebie jeebies.

But the plot in this book is a lot bigger than solving a simple supernatural mystery and keeping the town safe.  There are much larger supernatural forces at play in Pemkowet and they are trying to take over.  It is up to the Agent of Hel to stop them.  One thing that I’ved loved about this series is the author’s ability to weave in multiple complex storylines that give this series so much more depth and layers.  They each put a different part of our main characters to the test.

POISON FRUIT was no exception.  It is a thrilling, edge of your seat ride!  And one of those few books in a year that I gobbled up whole, in one sitting.  I quite literally had a hard time putting it down for long.

If you haven’t read this series yet, then I highly recommend you give it a go!  If you like your genres mixed a little, with some romance and humor to your urban fantasy, then this is for you.  If you like a heroine that is kickass and confident, but also very down to earth and relatable, then you will love Daisy as much as I did!  If you were a fan of the early Sookie Stackhouse books, then you will love Agent of Hel.

I am happy to see where the characters ended up.  As I said before, without knowing this was the end, I was surprised when I got to the end of the book and thought “Wait a second, this is the end of the series! NOOOOOOOOOOO”.  I could’ve read about Daisy’s adventures for many more books to come.  But I’m also happy to see this whole series have stayed and end on a really high note.  And I can’t wait to see what the authors does next.

*ARC provided by publisher

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DARK CURRENTS: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
AUTUMN BONES: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
POISON FRUIT: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads


About Jacqueline Carey

Jacqueline Carey (born 1964 in Highland Park, Illinois) is an author and novelist, primarily of fantasy fiction.

She attended Lake Forest College, receiving B.A.'s in psychology and English literature. During college, she spent 6 months working in a bookstore as part of a work exchange program. While there, she decided to write professionally. After returning she started her writing career while working at the art center of a local college. After ten years, she discovered success with the publication of her first book in 2001.

Currently, Carey lives in western Michigan and is a member of the oldest Mardi Gras krewe in the state.


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Thanks for putting this series on my radar Francesca

Under the Covers Book Blog

Hope you get a chance to pick it up Timitra!


I’ve read the first two books, and I can’t wait to get my hands on this one. It’s sad to find out that this will be the last book, but I can’t wait to read it.

Under the Covers Book Blog

:):):):) Hope you enjoy this one as well!!!


Omg I didn’t realize it was a trilogy!…thank you

Under the Covers Book Blog

I was both happy and sad about that. 🙂