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Minute review: Poison (Bridget Zinn)

The deets:
Audience: MG or YA
pages: 288
publisher: March 12th 2013 by Disney Hyperion
ISBN: 9781423139935
genre: fairytale
source: eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review




PoisonSixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she’s the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.

But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart . . . misses.

Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek with the king’s army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she’s not alone. She’s armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and Fred, the charming adventurer she can’t stop thinking about. Kyra is determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she be able to find and defeat the princess before Hal and the army find her?

Kyra is not your typical murderer, and she’s certainly no damsel-in-distress—she’s the lovable and quick-witted hero of this romantic novel that has all the right ingredients to make teen girls swoon.



In one word: cute.

I didn't expect this to have such a MG feel to it, but it was okay. I am such a sucker for fairytales that I was fully able to enjoy a story that was a little too squeaky clean to be YA.

I found this to be a fun read, but not really remarkable. I loved that the main character was so fierce. She really did not need anyone to save her. She was fully capable of taking care of herself. But of course, it wouldn't be a fairytale if it stayed that way. Enter Fred. Such a dreamy bloke with a great sense of humor and a heart of gold.

Of course, not everyone is what they appear to be. Right? Right.

That's all I'm really going to say about that. This was a fun, light read. Nothing heavy or thought provoking. Certainly not life-altering. Just fun and enjoyable. There was one little surprise that I didn't anticipate, but I won't tell you what that was!

If you enjoy fairytales, this is a perfect addition to your book shelf.

 

Comments

  1. I really appreciate the honest review, Alanna! I've heard good things about Poison, and it did always strike me as more of a MG than YA book so I'm glad you pointed that out. I'm a sucker for fairytale/fantasy like books so I'm eager to read Poison :) It sounds easy and fun.

    Brenna from Esther's Ever After

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  2. It was super cute. I'll probably get a copy for my niece for her birthday. I was thinking about doing a whole fairytale themed book basket for her. Poison was quaint, in a nutshell.

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  3. I'm a big fairy tale fan so this seems like it's right up my alley. And although the MG-ness might put some people off I read a lot of that genre too so I think I will really enjoy this.

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