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... show more
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?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.
Publish date: March 12th 2013
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, High Fantasy
, Young Adult Fantasy
, Fairy Tales
This lacked a certain something. Some of Kyra's choices just made no sense to me. I was not overly enthused by the contemporary voice. Still, it is a fluffy, easy-going read. The romance was light and it was nice to see Ariana and Kyra's friendship. The pig was cute.
Poison was such great fun to read! It's a light fantasy that doesn't take itself too seriously and that's why it works. If this were a movie it would be categorized as a dramedy. In tone it reminded me a bit of Brightly Woven, another light fantasy that didn't take itself too seriously. I would have...
Poison starts off with our bad-ass heroine, Kyra, committing a B&E at the former residence she shared with fellow Master Potioners Ned and her ex-fiance Hal. She is on the run from the Queens Guard after a failed attempt to kill the future Queen Ariana, who also happens to be her best friend. Or was...
Poison by Bridget Zinn is a truly enjoyable little fantasy story. It has some great characters (and one AMAZING one) and was easily digestible all around. When push came to shove though, this book never really did anything to stand out and wow me. That's not to say that it's bad... but I did wish fo...
3.5 stars (more to 4)/I didn't realize the author had passed away until after I'd finished the book./A simple novel and a lovely adventure. I like Kyra.