This Wicked Fate

Bloomsbury YA. (This Poison Heart: Bk. 2). Jun. 2022. 320p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781547609208.
Gr 8 Up–Briseis must find the last piece of the Absyrtus Heart if she wants to have any chance of saving her mother but finding the missing piece will mean facing gods and monsters. Bri’s grief is compelling but not overwhelming as she and Marie embark on a globe-spanning quest. Bayron’s writing strikes the perfect balance, moving away from The Secret Garden elements of This Poison Heart; the story has found its feet in Greek mythology. The quest and magical creature elements give this story sapphic “Percy Jackson” vibes, while lush writing and attention to detail make the story shine. Main characters are Black.
VERDICT Bayron’s duology lives up to its potential and is recommended for general purchase.

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