Title: Poison Study (Study Series #1)
Author: Maria 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 a
nd 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…
Rating: 5 stars
Review: This review is so long overdue, since I absolutely love this book – scratch that, actually, I love the whole series, but for the moment, lets just focus on reviewing this book.
Yelena has been arrested for murdering a general’s son (in my opinion, he really deserved it), and is set to hang for it, but then she’s given the chance to live – for an indefinite period of time though.
“A fool would refuse the job.” My voice rasped louder this time.
“What shall I tell the executioner?” Valek asked.
“I am not a fool.”