Title: Poison Study (Soulfinders Book 1)
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Published Date: March 1st 2007 (Reprinted – August 2012)
Genre: Gothic Romance / Fantasy
***THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED TO NERD GIRL IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
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 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.
Maria V Snyder paints and elaborate mural with colorful 3-dementional character, excellent plot and subplots and a textured landscape. The world that surrounds our main characters is a post invasion scenerio where everyone is required to follow a rule of conduct. Exteme as it maybe, it works.
For everyone but out heroine, Yelena. Once an orphaned in another district she is sentenced to be hung by a noose for a murder she committed. Under new Code of Conduct after the Commanders food tester dies, the next person to be executed is required to be the next in line for the job. So begins her new life in Poison Study. I adore her teacher Valek the spy master! There relationship a constant tug of war. Squeal!!!
There are so many twist and turns in this book that you literally have to pay close attention to every word. Your heart will hang by a string on many occasions. If you have never read anything from Maria V. Snyder I suggest you look her up and read on!!
I tip my Nerd Girl hat to you and give you 5 shinning stars!!
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