Review of Poison Ivy: Thorns by Kody Keplinger (ebook) #InPartnershipWithDC



Poison Ivy: Thorns by Kody Keplinger and Sarah Kipin

New York Times bestselling author of The DUFF Kody Keplinger and artist Sara Kipin reimagine an iconic DC antihero with a gothic-horror twist.

There’s something unusual about Pamela Isley–the girl who hides behind her bright red hair. The girl who won’t let anyone inside to see what’s lurking behind the curtains. The girl who goes to extreme lengths to care for a few plants. Pamela Isley doesn’t trust other people, especially men. They always want something from her. Something she’s not willing to give.

When cute goth girl Alice Oh comes into Pamela’s life after an accident at the local park, she makes her feel like pulling back the curtains and letting the sunshine in. But there are dark secrets deep within the Isley house. Secrets Pamela’s father has warned must remain hidden. Secrets that could turn deadly and destroy the one person who ever cared about Pamela, or as her mom preferred to call her…Ivy.

Will Pamela open herself up to the possibilities of love, or will she forever be transformed by the thorny vines of revenge?




This is the first book I’ve read by Kody Keplinger and I really enjoyed it.  I don’t know much about Poison Ivy and I’m loving these updated origin stories.  Especially the villain ones.  Ivy’s real name is Pamela, but her mom wanted to name her Ivy.  Pamela’s mom taught her all about plants.  But when something went wrong, Pamela’s dad started experimenting on her.  Pamela was working on something to help plants grow.  She wants to help her mom, but there are things happening to her body.  A girl from school, Alice, moves in for a little while and Pamela’s dad warns her about sharing their family secrets.  He reminds her over and over that she can’t trust anyone but family.


There is a lot of negative things in this book that makes Pamela become Ivy.  She gets sexually harassed and blamed for it.  Her father is basically a monster.  She has feelings for Alice, but she’s afraid of killing her.  It’s just a bad life for Pamela.  I liked the focus on environmental issues. 


I gave this book 4 1/2 stars, rounded up to 5 on Goodreads.  Thank you to DC for providing me with an ebook for review.  #InpartnershipwithDC.


Warning for sexual harassment, abuse, ill parent, chemicals. 




Have you read Poison Ivy yet?  Do you know much about her story already?  Is this on your TBR?





Author: confessionsofayareader

I'm Kristi. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. I have been breeding leopard geckos for ten years. I love to read and have been trying to review more books (the reason for this blog besides wanting to talk about books with everyone). I also love music and going to concerts, mostly punk and pop punk.

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