(BookR) Poison Study

 

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Cover: ★★★½

Book: ★★★★½

Pages: 409

Published: 2005

My Review:

Yelena is a girl who is used to the constant struggle to survive.  She is raised in a country called Ixia, and kills a generals son, landing herself on death row and spends a year in a dungeon before being given the opportunity to work as the Commanders food taster at the last second. My favorite character in the book was Valek: the dark and mysterious love interest. I just couldn’t bring myself to put this book down! The only thing that I didn’t like about this book was that the ending seemed to come so fast. Luckily for me (and you should you decide to read this book) the next several books in the series have already been published.

Other reviews:

Description:

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…

Other Books in the series:

Magic Study (#2)

Assassin Study (#1.5)

Fire Study (#3)

Power Study (#3.5)

Ice Study (#3.6)

 

About the Author:

Maria V. Snyder

Meteorologist turned novelist, Maria’s been writing fantasy and science fiction since she was bored at work and needed something creative to do. A dozen novels and numerous short stories later, Maria’s learned a thing or three about writing. She’s been on the New York Times bestseller list, won a half-dozen awards, and has earned her MA degree in Writing from Seton Hill University where she’s been happily sharing her knowledge with the current crop of MFA students. She also enjoys creating new worlds where horses and swords rule, ’cause let’s face it, they’re cool, although she’s been known to trap her poor characters in a giant metal cube and let them figure out how to get out. Readers are welcome to check out her website for book excerpts Meteorologist turned novelist, Maria’s been writing fantasy and science fiction since she was bored at work and needed something creative to do. A dozen novels and numerous short stories later, Maria’s learned a thing or three about writing. She’s been on the New York Times bestseller list, won a half-dozen awards, and has earned her MA degree in Writing from Seton Hill University where she’s been happily sharing her knowledge with the current crop of MFA students. She also enjoys creating new worlds where horses and swords rule, ’cause let’s face it, they’re cool, although she’s been known to trap her poor characters in a giant metal cube and let them figure out how to get out.

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2 thoughts on “(BookR) Poison Study

  1. Just purchased the book. The synopsis reminds me of another series I read and quite liked. It sounds as though this one is right up my ally. I’ll be interested to read it!

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    1. The first one is the best one in the series to me so far, although I find that’s the case for most series I read because that’s usually one that the author took the most time on and didn’t have a deadline to finish. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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