(The Poison Garden) PDF/EBOOK ☆ Alex Marwood
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to the human at the Great Disaster is never specified whether it s the human at the Great Disaster is never specified whether it s to be ecological military or even astronomical is not revealed We iscover early instead that something like the Jonestown massacre overtakes most of the cult The front story set in 2019 feature three half siblings who escaped Romy Ilo and Eden The latter two find their way to being fostered by their aunt Sarah in East Anglia where Romy eventually joins
them Romy is also pregnant by Lucien Romy carries a knife and is most adept at survival skills especially ealing Romy is also pregnant by Lucien Romy carries a knife and is most adept at survival skills especially ealing rapists Ilo and Eden s schoolmates also learn the conseuences of bullyingThe Ark community is well Literature and Dictatorship in Africa and Latin America 1958-1987 developed in the story Though Everybody is No One and No One is Somebody are the motto of the community Lucien his partner Vita an American though that plays no part of the story and some of his offspring seem to form an inner circle who actually run things Community members who run afoul with the leaders have a habit ofisappearing or suffering fatal accidents In either case they are simply not mentioned again Sarah is the product of a fanatical evangelical Christian church that is virtually a cult itself whilst the Ark seems to profess some kind of neo paganism though I also sensed the suggestion that the Ark existed only to gratify Lucien and his family s appetite for sex and power As I read The Poison Garden with a raging tooth ache I m a bit unclear on some of the Academic Advising Approaches details and eager to read over parts again But for now I found the ending a bit enigmatic It seems the cult may indeed survive perhaps as they imagine as the only survivors But whatever the conclusion this is an engrossing read I have previously read The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood and enjoyed it a lot but for some reason I just couldn t connect with this book I love the writing style but this particular bookidn t WHOS WHO IN AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE VOL.1 do it for meIn this story Romy escapes the cult she was raised in and the only world she has ever known But when she enters normal life itoes not hold the excitement you would expect Now twenty two she has recently escaped the toxic confines of the cult she was raised in Romy is young pregnant and completely alone In a world that is completely new to her she needs to learn there are some people you can trust and others to fear I Agricultural Science for CSEC Examinations don toubt that this book will bring a lot of entertainment to the majority of its readers but sadly not for me this time Enjoyed the writing and will read others by this author so Alphas Abused Mate don t be put off by me it is only my opinionI would like to thank both Net Galley Little Brown Book Group UK for supplying a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review This is a novel I ve been waiting for and it was worth every second of that wait nobody engages me with thought provoking characters and stories like Alex Marwood and The Poison Garden is tense beautiful and utterly grippingThe thing about this book is it is full of layers Romy is unforgettable and her life experience and how itefines her sets the anchor for the wider story This is a Twas the Night B'Fore Christmas: An African-American Version darkark tale indeed edgy and unpredictable the cult theme expanded upon in hugely compelling ways The author manages every aspect of the Climate Smart Agriculture (Natural Resource Management and Policy Book 52) drama pitch perfectly leaving you the reader feeling off kilter and concerned for the outcome as if these were real people She absorbs you into their world immediately and unrelentingly less a read a life experienceIf happy endings rainbows and kittens are your thing then this will not be for you however if you like your reading to push the boundaries of your usual thinking if you like to see the world from aifferent perspective and most of all if you want those characters and tales that take you out of your comfort zone then The Poison Garden will no Academic Body doubt be one of your books of the yearHighly Recommended All the way I m not sure this is entirely the best reading choice in the current crisis but it s very good The police are called to Plas Golau Wales a property owned by a survivalist cult known as The Ark which is led by Lucien Blake What they find on entering the property iseeply shocking This chilling Saint Germain On Alchemy dystopian tale is partly told by pregnant Romy now in her early twenties and who has lived with the cult since she was taken there as a baby by her mother Somer Romy must now start a new life keep her unborn baby safe but there is a sinister and ambitious cu Alex Marwood takes the reader into the toxic tragic and unwaveringly bleak territory of theangerous world of cults and communes as she immerses the reader into the horrors of their ways of living A multilayered narrative provides us with. Ome people you can trust and some you must fear And about who her family really is and why her mother ran away from them all those years agoAnd that you can't walk away from a ark past without expecting it to catch up with you. .
FREE READ The Poison GardenI have always been fascinated with cults and Alex Marwood brings to life the grim reality of what it is like to live in a commune headed by a charismatic leader The story is bold and in your face and Marwood holds nothing back Every single shocking etail will completely blow you away The Poison Garden weaves the present and the past and tells the story of Romy now 22 and out in the real world after escaping the cult she spent most of her life in Romy is thrust into a world virtually unknown to her while still holding firmly to the beliefs she was taught With back and forth narrative we are brought to the past when Romy and forth narrative we are brought to the past when Romy a young girl living in the commune Plas Golau Her upbringing is not conventional to say the least and I went through a whirlwind of emotions from sadness to being angry as we learned her background history and what it was like growing up in a cult Marwood Haylee does such a great job of bringing the commune to life and showing Romy s upbringing from the time she was young until adulthood Romy along with every other member of the commune are preparing for the end of the world They know it is coming and it has been ingrained in them since they were children They would be the saviors of the new world Romy is such a well written character but not always very likeable Even though I may not have liked her I certainly felt empathy for all that she has been through and all the lies manipulation and brainwashing she had to endure in such a short life Imagine being told over and over again about the outside world and howangerous it is and why you should never leave the compound Once Romy is on the outside it is such a struggle for her with what she has always believed and what is actually reality Can Romy assimilate into the real world or is she already too far goneThe story in itself is simply told and mostly character riven There is not much in the way of action but the story completely messes with your mind I also could not help noticing parallels regarding faith on opposite ends of the spectrum Romy s mother came from an overly strict religious household I may even classify her family as religious fanatics so it was really interesting to see some of the similarities and yet many ifferences in regards to beliefs Also Sarah Romy s aunt in the outside world plays a really important role in the story and again the parallels are so intricately weaved into the story The ending is shocking but it also feels true to the characters and the story Definitely one of the best endings I ve read from a story of this natureThe Poison Garden is multi layered gripping and intense What a way to start the beginning of the year than with a well written story that will remain on my keeper shelf Also the first book of the year to make it into my top reads for this year I will efinitely be purchasing all of Marwoods previous books The Poison Garden by Alex Marwood is a psychological thriller First let me thank Edelweiss the publisher Penguin Books and of course the author for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my ownMy Synopsis No major reveals but if concerned skip to My OpinionsAfter growing up in a survivalist commune 21 year old Romy is the lone adult survivor of the cult She is alone and pregnant Although out in the real world among people who she still eems as the Dead she finds herself ill euipped to handle certain things She grew up being told that one of the ways the world would end would be through chemicals so simple things like using 僕のヒーローアカデミア 3-4 detergent to wash her clothes is a scary thought Learning to interact with the people who are sure toie when the apocalypse comes is another But Romy is a survivor and she is sure that her child will be The One She will o whatever it takes to protect her babyRomy has a 13 year old sister Eden and an 11 year old brother Ilo who both survived the camp and were put in foster care Eden is one of the special children of the founder of the ARK Romy will have to find themAlthough they ve never met Romy has an aunt Sarah was only ten when her sister Alison was kicked out of the house when she got pregnant Shortly after Alison joined the cult and Sarah never saw her again After her ivorce Sarah moved back into the home of her Karen vs Alien deceased parents who were religious fanatics She never thought she would return to this house She also never thought she would be considering taking in her sisters children eitherThe uestion iswill Sarah s new family adapt to life on the outside or will Sarah follow Romy s leadMy Opinions WOW This wasifferent and I really enjoyed it Definitely Alex Marwood s best yetThe book was about the cult. Shocking tense and sharply written The Poison Garden is the gripping new novel from the international bestseller and Edgar award winning Alex MarwoodWhere Romy grew up if someone ied you never spoke of them againNow 22 she has. .
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the roots that both have It is about the things you learn as a child stayingdeep roots both have It is about the things you learn as a child staying you no matter that both have It is about the things you learn as a child staying with you no matter circumstances It is about survival and the lengths people will go to keep themselves safeThe story was told from ifferent timelines and ifferent points of view and it flowed smoothly allowing the plot to unfold without confusionThe characters were eep and fascinating and all of them felt very genuine The plot although a little creepy and a lot Singing the Law dark also felt real and was very intense It was sometimes a little uncomfortable and scary reading about how easily people will follow a charismatic leader Even when they sometimes uestionedecisions and Alchemic directives theyidn t speak up I often felt on edge worrying about a character s reactions and outcomeOverall the book was a very well written vividly escriptive narrative with characters that you could relate to although you idn t necessarily want to and a plot that could be taken out of the newspaperA haunting read you won t want to put Problem Solving in Data Structures Algorithms Using C++ down I loved it For a complete review of this book and others including author information and uotations please visit my blog I am a HUGE fan of Alex Marwood s previous books and was thrilled to learn she has a new book being published this month andelighted to get an early copy via Netgalley of THE POISON GARDENTHE POISON GARDEN is a real Literature of Africa departure from the authors previous books focusing on the characters andigging Women and Sustainable Agriculture: Interviews With 14 Agents of Change deeply into cults brainwashing and the followers apocalyptic beliefs Told through the viewpoint of several main characters the story begins in Wales when two police officers are called to a scene toiscover hundreds of Crossing the color line in American politics and African American literature dead bodies This begins the multiple narrators Sarah aivorced school administrator who has moved back into her Rebuilding deceased parents house and learns that her sister is one of theead Romy a young girl who is one of the few survivors of cult and Somer Romy I really like Alex Marwood s style of writing and this had me hooked from the first chapter a young pregnant woman is found alive inside the grounds of a sprawling rura The Poison Garden was my first time reading a book by Alex Marwood but it Intro to Alien Invasion definitely won t be my last Even though I ended up giving it a 35 rating I really enjoyed her writing style and so much I just couldn t bring myself too a 4This book is almost impossible for me to wrap my head around and I had a hard time rating it so this review won t be any easier I really liked the multiple viewpoints and the Therapy of Love dark themes but there was just something missing for me and I can t uite put my finger on it The Poison Garden has a greatisturbing start but I felt slightly let Democratic Phoenix: Reinventing Political Activism down by the rest of it like it wasn t living up to the beginning Don t get me wrong though a lot of people are going to love it especially if you are a fan of books about cults Books that involve cults are a little hit or miss for me and I found myself pretty frustrated by the second half of this novel The Poison Garden is DARK and there are a couple of scenes that areownright gory so I think it is good to be aware of that I Museum Activism don t want to touch on too much of the plot since I think it s better not to talk about theetails but I really like to see evil characters get their comeuppance in books and there just wasn t enough of that for me hereFinal Thought If you like Narcissistic Mothers dark books and are a fan of cults you will have to make The Poison Garden a must read I would still recommend this to a lot of people it justidn t fully hit the mark for me However I am still glad I read it and I m very happy that Marwood is on my radar now I look forward to checking out her other books and I already put 3 on hold at the library Thank you to The Book Drop and the publisher for providing me with an advance review copy of this book all opinions and thoughts are my own This is the fourth novel by Alex Marwood that I ve read I loved The Wicked Girls The Killer Next Door and the Darkest Secret and The Poison Garden Falling For A Kingpin does notisappoint It fascinates each of Marwood s books is Violence and Trauma in Selected African Literature distinctive andifferent all excellent but if you The Social Rebellion didn t know you swear they are by Best African American Essays 2010 different authors This one is a story about a cult that very much resembles Jim Jones s People s Temple though located in Wales instead of Guyana It also resembles Rebecca Wait s The Followers in both the cult is called the Ark a reminder to us that Noah was truly the first and most successful survivalist The members of the Ark community refer to all those outside their as the Dead The leader of the cult Lucien chooses mating partners for the girls when they come of age but some are especially honoured to bear his own progeny who beco. Recently escaped the toxic confines of the cult she was raised in But Romy is young pregnant and completely alone and if she is to keep herself safe in this new world she has some important lessons to learnLike how there are