Death waits for no one . . . except for her.

Orphaned as a baby, nineteen-year-old Signa has been raised by a string of guardians, each more interested in her wealth than her wellbeing - and each has met an untimely end. Her remaining relatives are the elusive Hawthornes, an eccentric family living at Thorn Grove, an estate both glittering and gloomy.

Its patriarch mourns his late wife through wild parties, while his son grapples for control of the family's waning reputation and his daughter suffers from a mysterious illness. But when their mother's restless spirit appears claiming she was poisoned, Signa realizes that the family she depends on could be in grave danger, and enlists the help of a surly stable boy to hunt down the killer.

Signa's best chance of uncovering the murderer, though, is an alliance with Death himself, a fascinating, dangerous shadow who has never been far from her side. Though he's made her life a living hell, Death shows Signa that their growing connection may be more powerful - and more irresistible - than she ever dared imagine.

Our Review

Signa Farrow was a girl who could not die.

Belladonna was a bit like a book version of Meet Joe Black, but with the added bonus of ghosts. I adored it and I can't wait to read the next book in the series, Foxglove. 

When Signa was a baby Death came and took away her parents and their guests but left Signa untouched. Since then, Signa has lived with a series of guardians, waiting until she comes of age and can inherit her fortune. Each Guardian has been taken away by Death, leaving a very angry Signa in his wake. Signa cannot die.

Then Signa arrives at Thorn Grove to her last remaining relatives. Her uncle is in mourning for his wife, and his two children are grieving the loss of their mother. All is not as it seems though, and when Signa comes across the spirit of her aunt she discovers she was in fact poisoned. Signa wants to discover the truth before the killer strikes again. To discover the truth Signa must form an alliance with Death, and learn to fight her growing attraction to him. 

I love the way the portrayal of Death changed throughout the book as their relationship changed, how Death went from someone to be feared and range against, to someone to admire. 

I am the first person people see when they draw their last breath. I am the messenger who can deliver them to those they've missed. I am the one who assures them not to worry, or delivers a swift death to those who are not welcome into the afterlife. I am many things, but what I am not is ashamed. 

I am a big fan of books like this but I wasnt expecting to enjoy it so much that it took just a single day to read! 

Belladonna is an excellent gothic romance and I eagerly await Foxglove.


Good night Little Bird


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