Author: Bridget Zinn
Publisher: Hyperion Children's
Publish Date: March 12, 2013
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she’s the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart… misses.Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek with the king’s army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she’s not alone. She’s armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and Fred, the charming adventurer she can’t stop thinking about. Kyra is determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she be able to find and defeat the princess before Hal and the army find her?
First of all, you guys know how much I love quick-witted heroines and fun, engaging MCs, right? Well, that should be combination enough for me to be in love with Poison before ever having read it. Kyra sounds like perfection - steadfast, strong and heroic. Plus, there's a pig on the cover, guys. A pig. Sold. Really though, I enjoy a good fantasy novel that offers action and adventure but never takes itself too seriously. This one sounds like it might just fit the bill. What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?