Mary Watson grew up in Cape Town during the apartheid years and did her Masters in Creative Writing with Andre Brink. She won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2006 and appeared on Hay Festival's Africa39 list of influential writers. Mary now lives in Galway with her family. Blood to Poison is her third novel for young adults and the first rooted in her South African heritage.
I read this book in one sitting. I literally couldn't put it down! Watson builds an incredibly vivid world oozing with magic, excitement and danger. My heart didn't stop racing until the very last word * Jasbinder Bilan * A compulsive read. It has everything a bestselling YA novel needs: secret societies, deliciously evil villains, love, and enough twists to keep you gasping from beginning to end * Sally Partridge *