Review: Poison Study

Posted February 9, 2015 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Review: Poison StudyPoison Study by Maria V Snyder
Series: Study #1
Publisher: Mira (2005)
{10 hours and 26 minutes} (416 pages)
Also by this author: Magic Study, Fire Study
Also in this series: Magic Study, Fire Study
Reading Challenges: 2015 Alphabet Soup, Read 2015


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…

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I loved this book. I used an audible credit on it on a whim. I liked the cover and the description seemed interesting. This book was definitely worth the credit.

I love Yelena. She changes so so much throughout the book. I really liked how all of her actions and choices were in accord with her background and everything she survived.

Valek is also an important character. He is an interesting fellow, mysterious. I often found his interactions with Yelena entertaining. He is the head of security. She is a confessed murderer and the food taster.

I don’t know how to explain how much I loved this book. Yelena is great and totally made the book.

Which Reading Challenges?

  • You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge
  • Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge (P)


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