Friday, July 8, 2011

Poison Study Review

361 pages
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....

I thoroughly loved and enjoyed this book! I couldn't put it down. The story was fascinating and drew me in almost immediately.  There was never a dull moment in this novel. There are a lot of unexpected twists and  an unexpected romance too. Yelena is an amazing character who shows strength and defies the odds. Yelena is always looking for a solution to her problems instead of just sitting back and letting things happen. It is especially interesting when she develops magic because that brings even more danger into her already danger-filled life. I liked this book because the plot is completely original and it contains magic, adventure, torture, and all kinds of action within the pages. This book does not disappoint as a fantasy novel. I definitely recommend this as a must read book.


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