Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 #66 ~ Poison Study

*Book Beginnings on Friday hosted by Rose City Reader
*Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are currently reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.


*The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.


Title: Poison Study (Study #1)

Author: Maria V. Snyder

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Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison…

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.

And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.

As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren’t so clear…


Locked in darkness that surrounded me like a coffin, I had nothing to distract me from my memories.


Walking down the stairs in the darkness, I headed toward my room. I have to get out of this place, I thought with sudden intensity. 


This is a book that has been on my radar for a while now and I’m really looking forward to starting this one, as soon as I finish the 3 books I’m currently reading. The premise sounds really interesting and I have seen lots of love for this book and it’s author.

What’s on your reading schedule for this weekend? Let me know is the comments.

Happy reading, and I hope you have a nice weekend!

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