Book Review, bridget zinn, poison

Book Review: Poison by Bridget Zinn

Title: Poison
Author: Bridget Zinn
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release Date: March 2013
Pages: 288
Series: none
4 Stars: I Really Liked It

Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she’s the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.

But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart . . . misses.

Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek with the king’s army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she’s not alone. She’s armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and Fred, the charming adventurer she can’t stop thinking about. Kyra is determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she be able to find and defeat the princess before Hal and the army find her?

Kyra is not your typical murderer, and she’s certainly no damsel-in-distress—she’s the lovable and quick-witted hero of this romantic novel that has all the right ingredients to make teen girls swoon.

My Thoughts:
Poison was such a fun book! Don’t you love the cover?! Kyra looks like the totally fierce potioner she is, and look you can even see the little pig Rosie peeking her head out.

Kyra was 16 years old and kind of a loner. Well it’s hard to know at first if she was a loner by personality or situation since she was a fugitive for trying to murder the princess, aka her best friend. I loved how the story started out right in the midst of the action not giving the reader a ton of background for the main character. Kyra was a bit of a mystery, but then the author started putting in flashbacks to fill us in on what had happened to get Kyra to where she currently was. I loved the flashbacks; they were perfect.

Fred was a ton of fun. The BEST part of the book was when he met Kyra while crossing a river. Let’s just say it was a little awkward for Kyra and a little too much fun for Fred. LOL so great. I loved the spark of life Fred brought to the story. Ari was spunky and fun too.

Poison was full of fun, adventure, mystery, and romance. You’ll really enjoy it!

Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) to view details
Sexual Content: mild ( boy saw girl cross river in only underwear, kissing )
Language: very mild ( d***-4, h***-1, God-6 )
Violence: mild ( scuffles, pet injured, soldiers fighting )

I received the book from Disney Hyperion via NetGalley. Thank you! I am not paid for my reviews. My reviews are solely my opinion.

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Reviewed by Kathryn Cooper
Creator of Clean Teen Fiction


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