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Sunday, October 18, 2015

POISON STUDY by Maria V. Snyder / 10th Anniversary Read Along, Chapters 9-17

Welcome to this week's Poison Study read along post. Today we're talking about chapters 9-16. Last week I shared my thoughts on chapters 1-8, here. Last week Maria stopped by Mundie Moms and shared Valek's tasting notes, here. Don't miss Maria's post she's sharing on her Facebook page here.

Chapters 9 - 17

My favorite part of these chapters are Ari and Janco! These two are two of my all time favorite characters, and my favorite, beside Yelena and Valek, through out this series. It's funny that no matter how many times I've read this series, I always love when these two are introduced into the story. They bring humor at all the right moments. Their bantering is perfect. I don't just mean between the two of them, but also during weapons training with Yelena. I can't help but laugh out loud with these two. Who wouldn't want these two as side kicks and good friends. 

Okay, now on to other things. I swear Yalek and definitely met his match in Yelena. I admire her strength and courage. Let's be honest, her request of Yalek... wow. I didn't except that, but go Yelena! The fact that she's now a poison taster is something I both admire of her, and cringe over. I can't imagine what a horrid job that would be. Not to mention the fact you'd never know if that was your last test. There's something about Yelena, that I imagine she could do anything and make it look easy. We've also gotten to meet a few other characters, one or two of which may play an important role in the story later on. 

Let me know what you thought of these chapters. Have you read this book before? Leave a comment with a link to your post.


By: Maria V. Snyder
Published by: Luna
Released on: October 1st, 2005 
Purchase it from: AmazonBarnes & Noble, iBooks, Google Play, Books A Million, The Book Depository, Kobo, Indiebound
Add it to: Goodreads

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. . . . 

We have some amazing bloggers helping host the read-along. You can participate and follow along on any of their blogs!

The read-along schedule:
October 4th-10th: Chapters 1-8
October 11th-17th: Chapters 9-17
October 18th-24th: Chapters 18-25
October 25th-31st: Chapters 26-32 and closing post

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