Friday, May 20, 2011
Poison Study Series
There are so many covers for this series, so I thought I'd put up a sampling. There's even one more set that I didn't include images of, just because I couldn't find all three in the same graphic and I was too lazy to make it myself. :D I love this series! Here's a blurb from goodreads about the first book (I won't include summaries for the other two because I don't want to spoil any details):
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…
This series is original and adventurous with lots of fun magic and mystery. I'll warn you that occasionally it gets violent and there are a couple pushing-it, eyebrow-raising scenes. I wasn't convinced I wanted to own them until I saw them for cheap at my recent library booksale. I bought them, reread them, and am now glad that I own them. I enjoyed them even more the second time around.