Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Release Day Review: Poison's Kiss by Breeana Shields

Title: Poison's Kiss
Author: Breeana Shields 
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Random House For Young Readers (January 10, 2017)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars!


Book Description:
A teenage assassin kills with a single kiss until she is ordered to kill the one boy she loves. This commercial YA fantasy is romantic and addictive like-- a poison kiss-- and will thrill fans of Sarah J. Maas and Victoria Aveyard.

Marinda has kissed dozens of boys. They all die afterward. It s a miserable life, but being a visha kanya a poison maiden is what she was created to do. Marinda serves the Raja by dispatching his enemies with only her lips as a weapon.

Until now, the men she was ordered to kiss have been strangers, enemies of the kingdom. Then she receives orders to kiss Deven, a boy she knows too well to be convinced he needs to die. She begins to question who she s really working for. And that is a thread that, once pulled, will unravel more than she can afford to lose.


This rich, surprising, and accessible debut is based in Indian folklore and delivers a story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. 








With a description that insinuates that both fans of Maas and Aveyard will love this debut novel, it was hard to not want to pick it up. Add in the eye catching cover and the alluring synopsis and it was pretty much hard for me to resist at all and I didn't find myself wanting to. So with fingers crossed I downloaded this and dove in. 

And while this was an imaginative it was also weirdly addicting. Even though it truly wasn't anything unheard of in the world of YA, it was very well written and executed and I found myself quickly turning the pages wanting more as the story went. With slight twists and turns and a romance that was sweet, this really was a fun read and one that I don't regret reading in the slightest. 




*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

32 comments:

  1. Great review Kindlemom it looks like something I might enjoy.

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  2. Kills with a single kiss? And need to kill the boy she loves?! This book already got my attention with just the first sentence of the summary. And I'm soo happy that you enjoyed it. I'll definitely add this to my list hehe

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    1. It grabbed me right away too. ;) Hope you enjoy it if you give it a try!

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  3. I know right? I' knew I had to get it when it talks about a girl that reminds me of Rogue. I picked it up this weekend and can't wait to read it!

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    1. Can't wait to see what you think about it. ;)

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  4. Kills with a single kiss. This sounds good.

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  5. I love the description for this. I, too, will cross my fingers and dive in.

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  6. Loved the story line, sounds like a book that I would like a lot.

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    1. The storyline was great, fast moving and very addicting. ;)

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  7. Sounds kind of cheesy, the whole kiss of death thing, but for some reason--I'm intrigued. I think I'll try and borrow this one from the library.

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    1. It actually wasn't cheesy at all, at least I didn't think so. ;)

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  8. Oh this book will be published today. Now I know what I want read next to my currently book. Very interesting book xD Looks like something I could enjoy sweetheart. Great review.
    xx

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    1. Thank you and I hope you like it as well and just as much. :D

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  9. Weirdly addiction? Hmmm! sounds pretty good but gah the cover! Nope nope no nope no. lol

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    1. Yeah, I'm not a fan of snakes either. ;) Glad I had the kindle copy so I didn't have to stare at it each time I picked it up. :P

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  10. Comparisons to other successful series/authors makes me wary sometimes. It's good that this seemed to live up to its promise.

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    1. It does me too because it seems they very rarely live up to them. ;)

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  11. Good to know you enjoyed it. But this review was quite short. Was there not a lot to talk about or was this just the review you wrote?

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    1. I don't do spoilers in my review so I kept this one short and sweet so I would't give anything away. ;)

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  12. I've looked at this one, it's nice to hear that despite the fact that its nothing really new, it's still well done. Thank you Ali, I hope you had a good New Year!

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  13. I agree, the premise isn't new in the YA world. But, it sounds like she did a great job at delivering the story. Thanks for the review, Ali.

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    1. She really did so it was worth it. ;)

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  14. I had a great time with this one! A great escape and easy read. And, that cover :)

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    1. Yes exactly, those are always nice to have.

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  15. This one sounds really good. I love that cover! I'm glad you enjoyed this one. 😀

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