REVIEW: POISON’S KISS

 

poisons-kiss

 

PUBLISHER: Random House

 

DATE PUBLISHED: 10th January 2017

 

PAGES: 304

 

 

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BLURB:

 

Marinda has kissed dozens of boys. They all die afterward. It’s a miserable life, but being a visha kanya, a poison maiden, is what she was created to do. Marinda serves the Raja by dispatching his enemies with only her lips as a weapon.

Until now, the men she was ordered to kiss have been strangers, enemies of the kingdom. Then she receives orders to kiss Deven, a boy she knows too well to be convinced he needs to die. She begins to question who she s really working for. And that is a thread that, once pulled, will unravel more than she can afford to lose.

 

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REVIEW:

 

This was a surprisingly engaging book. I was unsure what to expect but this book dragged me in from the very first scene and left me wanting so much more from this world by the end. I cannot believe this is Breeana Shields debut book.

Marinda is a character that has so much put on her young shoulders and the complexity of her emotions and guilt regarding what she has done has made for a fully developed and wonderfully engaging character. Marinda’s relationship with her brother was an element that I found particularly heart-warming.

One element of any well-done fantasy novel is the world building. The world-building in this novel is astounding. I love the idea of this mythical kingdom with four different deities based on animals. The human element based on these deities are what drives the motivations of the characters in this novel.

Overall, this is an amazing debut novel and I am thoroughly in love with this book. It was quick paced and kept me engaged to the very last page. This is an author I see big things for in the future. I urge you to give this book a shot. I did not regret it!

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Keep Calm and Read On,

Kati

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