Blue Bottle Tree

Blue Bottle Tree

by Beaird Glover

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ISBN-13: 9781538066157
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 01/25/2018
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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Blue Bottle Tree 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
CandaceRobinson 3 months ago
Did someone say voodoo? Because I really needed some voodoo! I’m all about the quirky and this book had lots of it! Seven had to have been my favorite character! He was funny and adorable! This book also had a touch of darkness to it that made it really hard to put down. I felt the book was very character driven, which is one of my favorite aspects when it comes to book because they don’t feel computer generated and I can really connect to them. Overall a unique book that doesn’t get lost in the slush pile of the generic things that are out there!!
Neesie315 More than 1 year ago
Before I write this review, I must say that I have long been intrigued by all things Voodoo. So, after reading the blurb of this book and being given the opportunity to read a copy by a book review group, I jumped at the chance! The book started out in an interesting way, from the viewpoint of Seven, so named because he is a seventh generation descendant of the famous Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau. Seven is infatuated with Penelope Langston (but he calls her Longstocking because she wears black stockings). In fact, he watches her as she practices clarinet from the vantage point of a cave. The book held a lot of promise, but several things about it made it less than a 4 or 5 star read. First of all, the chapters are told from the viewpoint of many different characters, but you only know that after you have read a paragraph or so. It would have been helpful if the author had titled the chapters with the character speaking. Also, the book started out reminding me of a YA book, then evolved into the violent torment of Seven and twisted sexual perversions between some of the characters. Without spoiling some of the story, I also found that the few adult characters wavered between all seeing and all knowing and totally clueless. The best parts of the book were the extensive histories of Voodoo practices and Marie Laveau's family. The author obviously spent a lot of time researching and it shows throughout the book. I read a book many years ago called "The Serpent and the Rainbow" and later saw the movie based on this book. This book reminded me a lot of that book/movie. That in itself is a recommendation since I read that book over 30 years ago. If you like twisted tales that involve Voodoo or enjoy reading about YA characters who obviously need a mental evaluation, check out this book. The author is a very good writer and I enjoyed a lot of the book, but I just can't recommend it as one of my favorites. BTW, the cover is wonderful!
mrshansen723 More than 1 year ago
It took me about a quarter of the book to really get into it but when I did omg I was hooked and could put it down! If your a voodoo fan you need to read this book! It had plot twist after plot twist I didn't know what was going to happen next and it leaves you wanting more! I really like Seven and hid devotion to Penny. I'm a little sad how it ended though i wanted to see more of Seven and Penny together