Waiting on Wednesday: Poison

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...

Title: Poison
Author: Bridget Zinn
Publisher: Hyperion Children's
Publish Date: March 12, 2013
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Pages: 288
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?


  1. Oh my! This sounds wonderful. I am loving the pig. Lol. I must show my SIL.

  2. OH WOW! This sounds excellent! I hadn't heard of it yet so thank you SO MUCH for sharing this one! :)

  3. Ohhh this looks like an awesome read! I will definitely have to check this one out! Thanks for sharing :)

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  4. This sounds pretty darn amazing. I love that she's an expert in POTIONS. I bet this will be fun!

  5. This covers pretty and awesome and I can't freaking wait to read this book!!!! Wot

  6. This seems like it'll be an exciting read! Nice WoW pick!

  7. Sounds pretty good. I may have to get this one myself when its out. Thanks for sharing.
    Here is mine if you want to check it out

    WWW and WoW Post

  8. I have a copy of this one from ALA, but I"m waiting closer to the release day to read it. Thanks for sharing. Here's my WOW: http://ya-sisterhood.blogspot.com/2012/08/waiting-on-wednesday-revel-by-maurissa.html

  9. This is the first I've heard of this one, but it sounds great! I haven't read many fantasy books recently, but I with all the great fantasy releases happening soon, I'll definitely be changing that! Thanks for sharing :)

  10. That sounds intriguing! Haven't heard of it before but I do love a good fantasy!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  11. That is funny, I didn't notice the pig before. Great pick! Here's mine: http://whatsontheshelf.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/waiting-on-wednesday-12/

  12. I love the sound of this one-the pig seems like a quirky addition to some common YA tropes and I'm excited to give it a read.


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