Thursday, April 11, 2013

Poison Review

288 pages

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. 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?

When I first picked up this novel I expected it to have a fantasy feel but was both surprised and delighted to see it also had a magical one. Kyra is an admirable character; she is strong and highly accomplished and also has a sense of purpose. Although Kyra has made a lot of mistakes in life, when it comes to doing the right thing she stands firm on that path. Fred is a funny yet brave love interest and even though he is a bit misguided at times, you can tell that he truly has a good heart. The other characters are interesting enough, although some are more developed than others. This book is pretty light-hearted and funny, sometimes the story itself is rushed, but beyond that entertaining as a whole. There is a lot of adventure and some romance, leaving you with a sense of satisfaction at the end. I am absolutely saddened to find out that the author died and didn't get a chance to see this book published or write the sequel it so richly deserves. I would definitely recommend reading this if you love fantasy adventures full of magic. 


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