Book Review: Belladonna by Adalyn Grace

by Krista


Orphaned as a baby, nineteen-year-old Signa has been raised by a string of guardians, each one more interested in her wealth than her well-being—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.
However, Signa’s best chance of uncovering the murderer 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.


Book one in the Belladonna series absolutely bewitched me! I fell in love with Signa’s lifelong dance with Death. Through beautiful prose and a compelling storyline, I was completely consumed by this book. This Gothic fantasy romance story possesses a certain je ne sais quoi that left me speechless. All I can say is that I look forward to reading the rest of this series!


  •  “Your name is no curse, Little Bird. I just like the taste of it”
  • “You are bolder than the sun, Signa Farrow, and it’s time that you burn.”
  • “You must not allow yourself to be consumed so thoroughly by death. It’s not selfish to live.”


This stunning edition is from FairyLoot.

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