Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release Date: March 12, 2013
Pre order: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she’s the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.My Thoughts:
But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart . . . misses.
Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek with the king’s army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she’s not alone. She’s armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and Fred, the charming adventurer she can’t stop thinking about. Kyra is determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she be able to find and defeat the princess before Hal and the army find her?
Kyra is not your typical murderer, and she’s certainly no damsel-in-distress—she’s the lovable and quick-witted hero of this romantic novel that has all the right ingredients to make teen girls swoon.
Poison is a great thrilling fantasy novel with a little romance thrown in which is just what I needed.
Kyra, a master potioner, is on the run for trying to kill her best friend who just so happens to be a princess. Not knowing how she could have missed Kyra knows that she has to finish what she started even though it means killing someone she dearly loves. Kyra has to save the kingdom at whatever cost. While she is on the run she meets an interesting boy who she can't shake. Everywhere she goes, Fred is right there one step behind her. What follows is hilarious at times, romantic at others, and action packed throughout. This in one fantasy book you won't want to miss.
I really enjoyed this book. It was fun and not as intense as some of the books I have been reading lately which is a good thing. I needed a break and Poison was just what I needed. I loved the whole potion aspect of the book. I find that type of thing very interesting and it was so awesome to see how Kyra made potions and I loved that she was awesome at it. The only problem I had with the story was towards the end it got to feel a little more middle grade than the beginning. I liked that in the beginning we had murder, mystery and a bar arse heroine, but towards the end it all started to feel a little childish and I felt like the age really dropped. I wish it had stayed consistent and kept with the older feel, but honestly if that is my only complaint then I think I can overlook it. The story kept me glued to the pages. I couldn't wait to see why Kyra had to kill Ari and if she would succeed.
If you are looking for a fun fantasy novel then this is for you. I was very sad to hear that the author, Bridgit Zinn, passed away. I didn't find this out until I had already started reading and I the world has truly lost a talented writer. I would have loved to have seen more from this potion world, but I know that will never happen and that really breaks my heart. Ms.Zinn you are amazing and I am so thankful we at least have this one work of art from you.
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