Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Latest Review: Poison Study

Super Shorty Review, Kick-butt Heroine Edition Vol. 1  
AKA my review of Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

I have recently read several heavily reviewed books lately, all of which happen to have thoroughly awesome female main characters (hence, the above title).  Rather than lump my similar sentiments with what's already out there in the blogosphere, I thought I'd give y'all a quick visual summation of my opinion.  Be on the lookout for more super-shorty reviews this week!

Quote from the book to sum up it's awesomeness:

Goodreads Summary:
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.

My Thoughts:
5/5 stars!

Other reviews:
The Introverted Reader
Good Books and Good Wine
The Allure of Books 


  1. Man, I loved this book! The series is great as well, but the first is definitely my favorite. Yelena is a great heroine, and Valek...yum. ;)

    1. Oh I absolutely agree! Yelena kicks butt and Valek is super yummy...also, Poison Study rocks some serious sexual tension!

  2. 5 stars- Wow! I know I am going to enjoy this one, I love a book with a slow burn romance.

  3. DUDE, that quote! No cons? Wow. This one has been on my list for so long. I'm jealous that you had a chance to read it. Sounds really, really great.

    I'm kind of loving these super shorty reviews! I love butt-kicking females. (You know I work backwards. I'm weird.)