By: Kalynn Bayron
Briseis has a gift: with a single touch, she can grow plants from tiny seeds to rich blooms.
When Briseis’s aunt leaves her a dilapidated estate, Bri and her parents head there for the summer. Hopefully surrounded by plants and flowers, Bri will finally learn to control her gift. But their new home is sinister in ways they never imagined--it comes with a specific set of instructions, an old-school apothecary, and a walled garden growing the deadliest botanicals in the world.
When strangers begin to arrive on their doorstep, asking for tinctures and elixirs, Bri learns she has a talent for creating them. One visitor is Marie, a mysterious young woman who Bri befriends, only to find that Marie is keeping dark secrets of her own. Up against a centuries-old curse, Bri must harness her gift to protect herself and her family.
See "This Wicked Fate" for Part II of Duology.