Sunday, October 17, 2010

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Hey Guys! :)
As promised yesterday I would try to write my book review today. So, then here it is! ^^
Poison Study

Murder, mayhem and magic...
Locked in a coffin-like darkness, there is nothing to distract me from my memories of killing Reyad. He deserved to die-but according to to the law, so do I. Here in Ixia, the punishment for murder is death. And now I wait for the hangman's noose.

But the same law that condemns me may also save me.
Ixia's food taster--chosen to ensure that the Commander's food is not poisoned--has died.
And by law, the next prisoner who is scheduled to be executed --me--must be offered the position.
So now I must choose: A quick death...or slow poison...

Yelena is offered the position of becoming the Commander's food taster. This position that can lead to a quick or slow painful death. In order to become the Commander's food taster she has to be trained by Valek, the Commander's highly skilled assassin. Valek takes no chances and feeds Yelena with Butterfly Dust. Butterfly Dust is a poison that will kill you within two days. Therefor she will need her antidote which only Valek has. Yelena will die without the antidote which makes her stay inside and not try to escape.

As Valek teaches her everything about poisons and their smells and tastes she is wanted by Reyad's father and his soldiers. Something that leaves Yelena to have to move into Valek's suite. And there is not only Reyad's father and his troops that are after her. So is the magicians.

I love the cover of the book! It gives me a hint of how Yelena looks.
Rate: 9/10

The plot was incredible and I almost cried when I found out that I was near the end of this book. I didn't want it to stop. Although this is only book one in the study series. It was a amazing book which tops any other book I've read till now!
Rate: 10/10

My favorite character in the book is VALEK! <3 Valek somehow made this book more instresting as his actions and feeling came more out when Yelena had to move into his suite. Yelena is also a pretty awesome character. They both felt so alive, which made reading seem like watching a movie. Rate: 10/10

Favorite Line:
Arrrgh! I get so frusterated when I can't find my favorite line right now -.-'
Don't worry though! I'll try to find it! ^^

Favorite Scene(s):
There are too many. Every page and single word is my favorite! <3

This book was AWESOME! ^^
I still can't come over the fact of how good Maria V. Snyder is to write. Everything becomes alive and so do every scene. I love her writing style and some scenes just makes you shiver! I laughed I shivered and... This book is unbelivebally good! It's kind of a straigh to the point book where you jump in to the story right away. There was nothing boring about this book at all. I managed to read it out on one day. Believe me I don't think I've ever done that before!

YES! I would recommend this to all Fantasy readers! You won't be dissapointed. At least I hope! ;) At least I loved it ^^

Rate: 10/10

PS: This is how I picture Valek as ^^ <3
(Raffaello Balzo<3)

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-Hina :D


  1. I love your blog (btw) ;D and Maria V Snyder is AWESOME so are her books <3 and this is one of the best <3
    I also don't have favorite line xD
    HE IS SO VALEK!! <3 CUUUTE<3<3<3

  2. Hina, I need to read this book! :D and who is this guy? ^^<3

  3. Sarah Brown: Thank you :D I agree! Maria V. Snyder is the best author! ^^ Valek is... <3 There are no words for him <3

    Ania: The guy is Raffaello Balzo ^^<3
    SO VALEK<3 :D

    -Hina :D

  4. Raffaello is hot!<3 and i will deffinetly check this book ;)<3

  5. OH yeah now i get it xD i need to read this book<3 if he looks like "Valeck" :)

  6. my favorite book <3


  7. Anna: You'll LOVE it ^^

    Jessica: I'm so glad you love it :D<3 And Valek is.. <3

    -Hina :D

  8. Jennifer: I know ^^ He's a dream guy<3
    I think you'll like it :D<3