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... show more
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 Dusté 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.
Publish date: 01-03-2007
Edition language: English
More like 1.5 stars, but my gosh, this book was sloppy. So many different and unrelated elements to the story, a grievous misunderstanding of the difference between show and tell, and several characters built solely on tropes or basic wish fulfillment. And the gender bending stuff was completely unn...
What a story!!!!!! Compelling, suspense, mystery, and a kick ass heroine!!!!! Love love love!!!!!
I am not into fantasy and magic and that kind of genre but Poison Study left a sweet taste in me. I didn’t know it would have magic so I was about to abandon it when I found out.I’m glad I didn’t though. The amount of magic is not that much, in fact is very little and intertwined in a way that didn’...
Not really sure where to begin with poison study. Here you have a story about a country ran by the military, a girl in prison for murdering a sick slave owner just to gain her "freedom by becoming a food taster. The concept was original, the world building was OK, the plot wasn't too predictable and...
Meh ... 2.5 stars. Not a bad protagonist, not a bad plot. But there were lengthy passages of BLAH. And I didn't buy a lot of it.
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