Friday, January 16, 2015

First Impression Friday: Poison Study

This a weekly post where I showcase what I think a book may be about just from the cover and description.  When I read the book I'll be able to compare it to what I thought it might be.  This week is Poison Study by Maria V Snyder, a book I've had my eye on forever, but only just got my hands on.
The description via goodreads reads:
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...
This strikes me as a cross between Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas and Slumber by Samantha Young.  If you're unfamiliar with either of those I recommend picking them up; they're both worth it but the latter is probably best for mature readers (sex and such, not much violence).

I have really high expectations for the poison study series as a whole.  I own the first three books and am putting a preorder on the newest one releasing, so it better be good.  I'm not sure what the romance will be like, but I think I can expect good things.

Anyways, I'm reading this next month (fingers crossed).  What are your impressions this week?  Leave a link in the comments and I'll check it out!

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