Poison Study

Poison StudyCondannata A Morte Per Omicidio, Yelena Ha Un Unica Possibilit Diventare L Assaggiatore Ufficiale Del Comandante Ambrose Ma Le Torture Subite Sembrano Averle Rubato L Anima, Facendo Di Lei Un Simulacro Vuoto, Una Farfalla Di Pietra Simile Al Ciondolo Donatole Dal Suo Salvatore Emozioni E Sentimenti Sono Banditi Entro Le Severe Mura Dell Antico Palazzo Reale, Dove Nessuno, Amico O Nemico, Ci Che Appare Nemmeno Valek Uomo Affascinante E Spietato Assassino, Maestro Di Veleni E Raffinato Scultore, Sembra Essere Lui A Possedere Il Cuore Della Fanciulla E L Antidoto Al Veleno Mortale Che Le Ha Somministrato A Tradimento. SO SO SO SO GOOD Yelena was amazing and had such great character development in the story The romance took the back seat in the book and instead focused a lot about the conflict at hand So good and Val
Poisoned, pursued and living with a psychopath Not what I would consider the good life Death has its perks Well living with a psychopath Valek is a perk in my humble opinion The story Yelena is waiting to be executed and she s made peace with that, but then the Commander s right hand who also happens to be an assassin approaches her with an offer she can either be executed as planned or she can become the Commander s new food taster Yelena naturally picks the latest and she s introduced into a world of politics, schemings and poisons, and she eventually has to face her worst nightmares and find the strength to confront them Trusting is hard Knowing who to trust, even harder Thoughts One of the reasons I started reading Poison Study besides the gorgeous cover and the premise was the assumption that it resembles Throne of Glass, which I adore And it s true, both of them are about an incarcerated girl who is given a second chance if she endures a dangerous challenge, but that s where the resemblances end Poison Study is different Unique Marvelous.Poisons, magic, deception, spies, secrets, assassins, conspiracies, military action, heinous acts and acts of kindness, great main and secondary characters , Maria V Snyder gives you everything Yelena is an extremely likable MC, from a scared girl dep
I finished this book on Friday, and I took all weekend to decide what I wanted to say in my review Let me start by saying that Poison Study is written in a very elemental fashion If you are a reader who likes flowery, descriptive writing, this might throw you for a loop initially The story is told inelaborately, and there is no hesitation in describing the ugliness of Yelena s situation When I met Yelena, she was taken out of her prison cell, where she had languished for the better part of a year, and was prepared to meet the executioner I can t say I ve read too many books that started this way I was hooked right then and there Instead of seeing Yelena get executed, she is taken to the office of the man who will cause a profound change in her life, Valek Yelena was offered the opportunity to escape a quick execution She could undertake the training as a food taster, which was not without risk, and if she survived, she would spend her life risking death on a regular basis Typically the life of a food taster is very short But, it s a lot longer than ins
It s a dirty way to fight, but I m late for lunch Initial Final Page Thoughts.I think I m broken why didn t I love this one High Points.The premise Poisons The setting The baddies The magic Valek Close combat Acrobatics Fire festivals Valek without his shirt on Ari Janco Maren Tree climbing Chocolate Delicious food Kick ass ladies Secret Valek without his shirt in a pile of hay Low Points.The narration I know Yelena is supposed to be educated but I found it difficult to believe she would casually throw words like mucilaginous into conversation I don t know The found the dialogue jarring and inconsistent One minute we d be all britches and monarchy and then the next we d be in funks Yelena we re not in AFP waters, not at all But well meh see heroine Bad haircuts Come on there s only so much my imagination can handle Black, shoulder length ringlets A shaved head except the fringe NOOOOO Heroine.Oh Yelena, what am I going to do with you I m not sure what it was because on paper you are
12 29 17 ON SALE for 1.99 by Rabid Reads4.5 starsI ve been wanting to reread this series for like two years No lie It s been 6 or 8 years since the last time I read it, and I remembered really liking it, but not much else But guess what NEW BOOK So yeah, just prior to the release of Shadow Study seemed like an excellent time to get my reread on, and guys it was even better than I remembered it That Has NEVER Happened.Yelena, a self confessed murderer is spared from hanging when the Commander of the military governed nation she lives in needs a new food taster The last one died of poisoning Go figure Valek, the head of the Commander s security offers her the position, and when she accepts Yelena discovers that he will also be responsible for her training, BUT his training methods can best be described as trial by fire I believe he says something like, if you can survive this, nothing else will accidentally kill you, and you won t be a waste of my valuable time and effort, just before dosing her with the moste potente poison he has available.Nice guy, that Valek But Yelena is both stronger and smarter than she appears, and she not only survives the poisoning, but thrives under Valek s tutelage And if that was all there was, well that would be boring.But that
Poison Study is easily one of the best young adult books I have read this year So far, the genre has become increasingly disappointing to me and I was beginning to lose faith in novels marketed at older teens What I really don t understand, though, is why Snyder decided to make Poison Study a young adult book In my opinion, even though it was good, the book could have been even better if she d allowed for Yelena Valek smut and instead marketed the book to a adult audience It s not even as if the subject matter was child friendly, torture and rape loving villains aren t exactly what comes to mind when you re writing for a young audience It could have been sexier, grittier and just all round better as an adult novel.As a welcome addition the fantasy genre, I was also surprised at how much I enjoyed the story Fantasy tends to conjure up unwelcome memories of Tolkien and Pratchett, not to mention the elves, goblins and dwarves that often feature in the genre Never did it for me, I m afraid The only fantasy books that have ever really impressed me are those by J.K Rowling and Paul Stewart, and they were focused on characters at least resembling humans for the most part, as was Poison Study.I have to say that I loved Valek as a character and was pleasantly surprised to see how well the romance between him and Yelena worked It didn t even remotely occur to me at first that he would be the
I loved this book I loved the heroine stubborn, tenacious, determined I loved the world that Snyder created I loved loved loved the main love interest, Valek Dark, stoic assassin Check Me swooning throughout the whole book because I have a thing for assassins Check Yeah, I know I need to have my head examined But, the relationship between Yelena and Valek was only part of this wonderful story The detail put into the poisons was facinating The entire wor
I am torn on reviewing this book On one hand it had the potential to be the best fantasy novel I have ever read The world was intriguing, the characters endearing, the plot fascinating Beyond that, the author managed to explore fascinating themes of mortality, right of choice, overcoming psychological demons, and
Poisoned, pursued and living with a psychopath Not what I would consider the good life Death has its perks Having Throne of Glass vibes since reading page 1 up to page 18, I knew I would enjoy this book quite a lot Even though this was written long before ToG, I knew it would be a little similar since the beginning it started off like in ToG Yelena was in chains and she was taken to the General, where she was also made an offer as to being the food taster for the Commander of Ixia or being killed Make a choice.Yelena was a different heroine than others that I ve read about She started off weak and like a stumble person, but she faced her challenges and tried to not get in the way of other peoples lives, taking care of her business and trying to make sure she needs to accomplish what she needs to finish She turned out to be someone not knowing how to be a poison taster into becoming a badass woman, still learning from her mistakes and being trained and actually accepting them She was being trained as a food taster but also training in general as in physical She was someone who didn t just want to be able to defend herself from not dying by tasting something but at least also from not dying by being killed or stabbed by someone She wanted to know physical training and wanted to learn how to fight Somehow, she kept both trainings balanced and was able to keep her mind on both.Janco and Ari are definitely friendship goals I wish I had friends like
This was just as good the second time