Poison study was a fast paced and really fun fantasy read. I loved the main character, Yelena, who is given a second chance in life- sort of. Instead of hanging for her crimes, she becomes the palace food taster; a job with plenty of occupational hazards.
Twists and intrigue kept the plot moving while just enough romantic tension kept the pages turning. Great supporting characters rounded out the cast and were developed enough to add to the story without stealing the show. I felt that Poison Study was a unique idea with many original elements that I haven’t seen in other fantasy novels.
Ms. Snyder did a beautiful job of ending the first book in her Study trilogy in a way that left me satisfied but still eager to find out what happens next. I can’t wait to follow Yelena’s next adventure in Magic Study.
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