Monday, June 26, 2017

Poison’s Kiss by Breeana Shields - ADVISABLE

Shields, Breeana Poison’s Kiss. pgs. 304. Penguin Random House, 2017. $17.99. Language: PG, Mature Content: PG, Violence: PG

An assassin for the Raja, Marinda is charged with kissing the ruler’s enemies. Until now, all the men have been strangers. Then, she receives order to kiss her friend, Deven. If she doesn’t kill him, her handler will kill her brother. Can Marinda save Deven and her brother?

Full of fantastical detail, the plot is a complex mix of Indian folklore and fantasy. The plot is slower paced, but is intriguing and the world building draws the reader into the story. The characters are flawed, likable, and engross the reader into Marinda’s world. Fans of world building fantasy will enjoy reading this book.

 MS, HS - ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Jessica M, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High. 

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