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Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire: A Novel

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A book by Margot Berwin

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Author: Margot Berwin
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Pantheon
1 review about Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire:...

More Than I Bargained For (And Not Always In A Good Way)

  • Apr 25, 2009
For the most part, I found this book to be an enjoyable read (I had to rush through the objectionable parts, but more about that later.) The story was rich and inventive. If you are looking to be transported to a modern world of omens, magic and plant lore - this is the book for you. The author writes with an easy style that will keep you engrossed as the story unfolds. (And what a story it is.) This is the perfect book to use as a break from the everyday.

I gave this book four stars instead of five for a few reasons. I found the beginning too predictable and a little rushed. The main character is stupid, which is not an issue. The problem is that her errors are so basic, you instantly know where they will lead (this happens a few times.) Lastly, there was a very disturbing scene with a panther and another with a dog. There were also other details I could do without.

This book is for mature readers. I'm in an odd place; I enjoyed the mystical story set in today's world. However, I wouldn't recommend the book to friends or family because parts of it offended my sensibilities.

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