'Once upon a time, there was a man as great as the gods...... But even the great can tremble with fear. Even the great can Fall.
Mary E. Pearson, Kiss of Deception
Friday, June 22, 2012
Still On My Mind (1)
Today I am doing a new thing called "Still On My Mind". What "Still On My Mind" is about, is I am going to tell you a book I read a while ago, but I still think about constantly. I will also explain why it is still on my mind.
Still On My Mind happens every Thursday, and was originated by YA-Aholic. If you wish to join in, please check the requirements Here
The book that is still on my mind is Poison Study by Marie V Snyder.
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.
Why this is still on my mind
It has such a unique world, a interesting story, and wonderful writing. Once you read it you will never forget it, and you will want more. The author has put a lot of thought in to this book and you can see that when you read it. Also the way Mrs. Snyder explians the magic is pure magic in itself.
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