Book Review: POISON STUDY, Maria V. Snyder

Boy, has it been a busy month for me. This is a belated review for the book I spent all of February trying to read. Unfortunately, it’s not a good one.

poison-studyPoison Study, Maria V. Snyder
Series: Study.
Pages: 361.
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult.
Publisher: Griffin Press, 2009.
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆


Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison…

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…

Thanks to Goodreads for the summary.

Please be aware there are references to sexual assault/abuse in this review.

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