The first thing that you notice when you start this book, is the main characters name, Poison. Wooding was very clever in choosing this name, 'cause as a little girl that name had an incredible attraction to it. Poison is different. In the town where she is born people, well they just die. They fall in the water or get attacked by the many monsters that lurk around the lake. The people morn the deceased, but do nothing to prevent it. They don't move away and life stays the same.Then rebellious Poison decides to leave. And then a fairy-tale like voyage starts.I absolutely loved this book. It is very smooth written but doesn't feel childish. Great read for adults with a lot of imagination.