Poison Study

Poison Study

by Maria V. Snyder

SYNOPSIS:

Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison…
About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.
And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.
As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren’t so clear.

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I picked up this book last night.

It was late and I couldn’t sleep.
I didn’t intend to read it all, but just a bit, just a chapter or two, to clear my mind.
Oh, what a terrible mistake 😀

What I didn’t know is that you can’t read just a bit of it. This book is like glue – you hold it in your hands and you can’t put it down.

There is not much I could say right now about it because I’m literally at a loss for words.. but let me tell you this:
– It’s addictive, it’s beautiful, it’s an amazing story about the best female character I’ve probably ever read about…
– It’s magical, it’s sweet, it’s full of action…
– It’s wonderfully well written, it has a great pack of characters, it’s unpredictable, and it will steal your heart…

“This sounds more like a poison than a [book]”
“Exactly. You have poisoned me”

Happy midnight reading!

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