12 March 2013
Poison by Bridget Zinn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It's difficult to discuss this book without discussing the fact that the author, Bridget Zinn, passed away between completion and publication. It means reading and thinking about the book not as much in terms of the book itself, but rather what could have been.
The story itself is fun. The lead girl is a potions master. She'd has a pet pig. She's good with a crossbow. She had to kill the future ruler of the empire, who is also her best friend.
So it's a fun, interesting read that toys with some different ideas. It had an opportunity to be a series and obviously can't be. This is why it is hard to discuss without the context of the clear talent that has been lost in Zinn. I definitely recommend it independent of the author, but it will be hard not to keep that tragedy in mind.
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