Poisoned, by Donnelly, Jennifer
- ISBN: 9781338268508 | 1338268503
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 4/19/2022
"...a journey of self-discovery and empowerment, wrapped up in a thrilling fantasy adventure." -- The Guardian
A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year
AN American Library Association-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
Optioned for film by Lynette Howell Taylor, the producer of A Star is Born, and Bruna Papandrea, producer of Big Little Lies.
Once upon a time, a girl named Sophie rode into the forest with the queen's huntsman. Her lips were the color of ripe cherries, her skin as soft as new-fallen snow, her hair as dark as midnight. When they stopped to rest, the huntsman pulled out his knife . . . and took Sophie's heart.
It shouldn't have come as a surprise. Sophie had heard the rumors, the whispers. They said she was too kind and foolish to rule -- a waste of a princess. A disaster of a future queen. And Sophie believed them. She believed everything she'd heard about herself, the poisonous words people use to keep girls like Sophie from becoming too powerful, too strong . . .
With the help of seven mysterious strangers, Sophie manages to survive. But when she realizes that the jealous queen might not be to blame, Sophie must find the courage to face an even more terrifying enemy, proving that even the darkest magic can't extinguish the fire burning inside every girl, and that kindness is the ultimate form of strength.