Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly read by Rosie Jones
Jennifer Donnelly has done it again. As with Stepsister, she begins at the conclusion of a well-known fairytale and proceeds to spin a tale that answers the question: What happens next? Her inventive fantasy is not simply rearranging narrative details. She uses several story elements and weaves them together to create an entirely new shimmering cloth.
Poisoned opens deep in a forest. By command of the queen, a huntsman escorts eighteen-year-old Sophie into a secluded spot, proceeds to cut out her heart and place it in a special box that will keep the heart alive. Then he leaves the dying girl and hurries back the castle, delivering the precious heart to Sophie’s evil stepmother. What an opening!
Tempting. Very Tempting
Release date: October 5, 2020 Publisher: Scholastic Audio