Review: Poison Study by Maria V Snyder

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Poison Study is the first book in the Chronicles of Ixia.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – Near Perfect, easily one of my all-time favourites.

Yelena is on deathrow when Valek comes to her with an offer that’s almost too good to believe: She can be spared, but only if she agrees to risk her life by tasting the Commander of Ixia’s for poison. To ensure that she won’t just run away, Valek poisons her with Butterfly Dust and thus making sure she’ll come back daily to get the antidote. If that wasn’t enough, Yelena is starting to develop magical powers that she can’t seem to control—and it proves to attract even more trouble for her as she tries to hide it from the very people who banned magic in the first place.

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Review: Talon by Julie Kagawa

Talon by Julie Kagawa

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Talon is the first book in The Talon Saga by Julie Kagawa.

Rating: 4 stars

Ember Hill is not good at being a dragon—at least not the kind of dragon that Talon wants her to be. She longs for the freedom that humans seems to take for granted. Ember and her twin brother, Dante, are placed among humans to finish their training to determine what their future will hold. There, she befriends teenagers who introduces Ember to summer, surf and first love. Soon enough she finds herself stuck in a love triangle between a human soldier, who is determined to kill her and her kind, and a rogue dragon, who wants to take her away from everything she knows. All while she discovers that Talon might not be everything they seem to be.

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Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars.

Oh Ash. You make me swoon you brilliant winter fairy.

Touch her, and I’ll cut off your testicles and put them in a jar.

Megan is the daughter of King Oberon. When her little brother is kidnapped and replaced by a changeling, Megan has to travel to the Nevernever in order to rescue him. Along the way, she finds out secrets about her origin, and her kin.

I’m well aware that I am late to the game, but I really enjoyed this book. It was fun. While riddled with clichés, it’s all the ones I kinda love. There’s romance, humor, adventure, danger and even a bromance to swoon for.

What I liked:

– Ash and Puck.

– The trods.

– The world building.

– The Plot.

– Grimalkin

To be absolutely fair, it is not the best book of all the best books in the world.

In fact, it caters to a whole other target than me.

But with that said: I enjoyed Kagawa’s writing, her imagination and most importantly, her characters. It’s a book that I would have re-read over and over as a teenager, and I might even still.

I’m giving it five stars based on the fact that I really enjoyed reading this.

Recommended for: Young Adults. Urban fantasy lovers. Bromance shippers. And those who just like an entertaining read.

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