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Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Great debut novel!

I picked up this book only because the title sounded interesting. I didn't read any reviews on it, nor did I read through the description. They say not to judge a book by it's cover, but I did, and I'm happy.

This was a very good book. It has love, romance, lust, gr...
I picked up this book only because the title sounded interesting. I didn't read any reviews on it, nor did I read through the description. They say not to judge a book by it's cover, but I did, and I'm happy.

This was a very good book. It has love, romance, lust, greed, passion, death, spirituality, and just about everything else. For a debut novel, I'd say that Margot Berwin did a great job. She's left me with high expectations for her next novel.

The story takes place in New York and Mexico, the Yucatan to be specific. As Lila, Armand, Diego, and Exley are all on the hunt for the illusive Nine Plants of Desire. Oh what a tangled web Ms. Berwin has weaved...

This story was exciting. It was pretty fast paced and it kept me wanting more. The stories behind the nine magical and mystical plants are great. Even with all that Lila went through I want to find these plants. I did do some research on some of the nine and they really do have stories just as great as they are given in this book. (I LOVE when an author does great research!)

I was captivated from the first line to the last. I will be looking for a second novel for sure!

posted by Jennmarie68 on July 4, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Cold House

If you think you will find another Castaneda here, you will be sorely dismayed. The book's main female character is weak, uninteresting, and boring. She has a one track mind and ambition, which does not include growing plants. The male characters are somewhat more inter...
If you think you will find another Castaneda here, you will be sorely dismayed. The book's main female character is weak, uninteresting, and boring. She has a one track mind and ambition, which does not include growing plants. The male characters are somewhat more intersting, but not much. The only character in the book that could be very interesting is Armand's wife,Sonali, but she is not allowed to fully evolve. If you are looking for a short chapter, quick read, that leaves you feeling rather empty inside, than this is the book for you. I give it two green thumbs down.

posted by 1644986 on July 24, 2009

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