Wednesday, June 19, 2013

POISON by Molly Cochran Blog Tour (Review & Giveaway!)

Poison by Molly Cochran
Poison (Legacy, #2)
Release Date: December 4, 2012
Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Series: Legacy #2
Source: Author for blog tour
Description from Goodreads:
Arthurian legend mixes with modern-day witchcraft in this haunting sequel to Legacy, which Publishers Weekly said “should please the legions of paranormal fans looking for a sophisticated supernatural thriller.” After the riveting—and romantic—events of Legacy, Katy has won Peter’s heart and is now claiming her place in the magical world. Though half the students at her boarding school come from witching lines, the use of magic is expressly forbidden at Ainsworth, so as to keep the witching world hidden from the blue-blooded preppies, aka Muffies, who also walk the halls.

     But the Muffies have at least a notion of magic, because Katy catches them staging a made-up ritual—and to her astonishment, the girls collapse at Katy’s feet and fall into comas. When Katy is blamed, she becomes desperate to clear her name and finds herself battling all odds to harness her growing magical powers in order to save the Muffies and dispel the Darkness once more.
I ended up liking the first book, Legacy WAY more than I thought I would. It pulled me in and I was reading that book like mad. It was great! So then I started the sequel, which is this book, Poison and my expectations were high, but they were also wary. I'm going to be honest and say that this book wasn't QUITE as good as the first, but it was still a nice, solid sequel that I definitely enjoyed reading.

Character Rundown:
Katy: I loved her in the last book, but she wasn't as fantastic in this one. She just seemed so needy sometimes. She wasn't bad the whole time, though. She was still strong when it came down to it, and I liked watching her handle situations with that confidence.

Peter: I will forever have Noah Shaw flashbacks every single time I see this boy's last name. But luckily they fade quickly because these boys are two totally different people, and I heart them both. I didn't think Peter really changed a bunch in this book. If anything, he got stronger. And THAT made me loads of happy. Yeah, I'll gladly call him my boy. <3

Plot. This story is separate from the first book. The characters are the same and the world is the same, but it's not like we were left on a cliffhanger and we NEEDED this book to figure out what came next. That said, this was a great sequel in terms of having things actually GOING ON. It wasn't just a filler book like some books are in trilogies. (Because I think this is going to be a trilogy, right?) So yay! There was a specific plot, some shockers, and stuff like that. WOOT!

Romantic things. This was better around the end. In the beginning and towards the middle, it was a little irritating because Peter was so distant and Katy was so needy. But then they got better and I liked it more and all was well. I still like this couple. :)

The ending. ...I'm definitely going to be reading the third book, which I looked up last night and will be called Seduction. So...yeah. The ending was good. And now I want book 3.

Overall, Poison was a really good sequel, and a nice addition to the series. While not quite as great as the first book, it still held its own and left me wanting more.
About the Author:
Molly Cochran, author of the teen paranormal romances LEGACY and POISON, has written 26 published novels and four nonfiction books under her own name and various pseudonyms. Her books include New York Times bestselling novels GRANDMASTER and THE FOREVER KING, coauthored with Warren Murphy, and the nonfiction DRESSING THIN, also a NY Times bestseller. She has won awards from the Mystery Writers of America (Best Novel of the Year), the Romance Writers of America (Best Thriller), and the New York Public Library (Outstanding Books for the Teen Age).
SEDUCTION, the third installment in the LEGACY series, is scheduled for release later this year through her publisher, Simon & Schuster.
Two eBooks, THE TEMPLE DOGS and THE FOREVER KING, are currently available through online retailers. A third, GRANDMASTER, will be available soon.
Molly has lectured extensively and has taught writing at the college level as well as at a women's prison (where she was NOT an inmate). She also writes a blog on writing technique which appears on her website, She is also on Facebook at and Twitter at
She lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
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