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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.
This rich, surprising, and accessible debut is based in Indian folklore and delivers a story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
Why I'm Waiting
This has been one of my most anticipated 2017 debuts since I stumbled upon it a few months ago while wasting time on Goodreads. It sounds amazing and I'm a huge fan of non-western fantasy starting to take a leading role in the genre. Also, this cover? Makes me swoon every time! Can't wait to see it on my shelf.
Poison's Kiss releases January 10th, 2017