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Pure Poison (Purity Wellman Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B08N48PG5Z
- Publisher : Silver Empire (November 9, 2020)
- Publication date : November 9, 2020
- Language: : English
- File size : 2887 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 269 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #38,797 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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I have a rule about reading books more than once. If you earn a second read, it means I really liked the book. I love this book. I’ve already told several people to read it, and I plan on rereading it.
WHY? Well… let’s start with the cover. It’s a beautiful piece of art that made me want to read this book. If I saw this cover beside a bunch of other books, I’d definitely be drawn to it with its golds and reds.
Then there are the amazingly fascinating characters. I mean, Pure is quirky and literally not from this time. Then, Kitty, Ken, Brenda, etc. are all amazing characters with just enough detail to make you care. You really feel like they are people!
There are a few confusing logistics, so let’s hit those. There is the element of time travel and how Pure isn’t really in touch with reality and if she is in the present or not. That makes the beginning of the book a little confusing, but if you keep reading long enough, you get your feet wet and understand. I won’t lie though. I was pretty confused at first. I had no idea what was happening for a little while.
Even with that being said, I found that kind of a motivating factor. I wanted to keep reading to understand. It wasn’t just disorienting. I wanted more and more information. The only way to get that element of the story was to read. It was a masterfully crafted story.
Oh yeah, and I almost forgot to mention this! One of my favorite things about this book was that it was so real! I know, I know… I said vampires. I mean, the voice of the characters and reality of choices was real. I mean, I could hear the voices in my head. And the characters did real things. They used the bathroom and did their makeup. You know, it was super realistic. Most books forget to have people eat and be human. It was a nice change without being too much boring!
But that ending, it ripped me up. I was not expecting what happened in the end. I’m still a little raw. I don’t know how I feel, but I know that I certainly didn’t expect what happened to happen.
All in all, I highly recommend this book and give it a five out of five stars. If anyone wants my opinion, Pure Poison should be on your reading list if you like urban fantasy!
Plot is a little standard, sacrificed a bit to aid in world building. The prose itself is beautiful. There's a great bit about a fake fireplace where fake fire bathes fake logs and nothing is consumed. Profoundly unnatural, the MC muses, but still pretty cool.
No sex (thankfully) and the magic works partly on an interpretation of 50's rural christian morality. Other than that, next to no use of christian theology, some well used references to afro-Caribbean practices, etc. Overall well done and highly recommended.
I LOVED IT!