I love books with strong female characters. Ladies who don’t whine about how much they miss their boo. Ladies who are willing to do what needs to be done instead of grabbing a Hershey bar and hiding in their bedroom watching Lifetime. Ladies who seize their opportunities and refuse to submit to what society offers them.
Today I offer you (and hope you’ll seize the opportunity to enjoy) Maria V. Snyder.
Do you enjoy the exploits of Alanna? Did you root for Sabriel? Did you want to go kick some ass with Katniss?
Then please. Do yourself a favor and pick up Poison Study. Might as well grab the rest of the trilogy while you’re at it. And if you want to save yourself a trip, go ahead and get Storm Glass. It’s the first book in the next trilogy.
But don’t take my word for it. Goodreads tells me that has over 35K ratings. It’s sitting at a comfortable 4.2/5.
Goodreads says: 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…