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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Poison Study Review

Summary: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…

Got it as a RAK. Thanks so much to Emily who sent me a Print Copy and to Shellie who sent it to me via amazon! You guys are awesome sauce and made my month as it was my first RAK ever!

Review:This was a re-read for me. When I first found this I am not gonna lie, it was one of those books I picked out just to pick the library pile that I was borrowing, the cover art was just stunning and still is dispite the different versions I have come across.

Yelena, our main charrachter is a heroin with, dare I say it.. a brain! And one she use quite often as she gets herself out of one situation after the next without waiting to be rescued. She was saved from the gallows only to find herself as the Comanders new food tester, a tast that could be worse then death as her trainer Valek, tests her often to make sure she isn't getting lax in her job.

I liked the detail and thought that was put in to describing the way poisons work. She told us that some could sink to the bottom or float so Yelena had to take bites from numerous places in the food so no one could guess where she tasted and she had to stir the drinks to make sure she was getting an even taste. I liked the way the poisons were described, such as the different types of sweet tastes there can be. There really was alot of thought put into it.

In the end I loved the twists that will throw you for a loop towards the end and the love interests that start to develope.

Favorite Charrie: The Power House twins. You will get it once you've read it. XD
Rating: 5 stars

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