Wednesday, August 30, 2023

REVIEW: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Poison Study
My Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆

I can't believe I waited this long to read this... it had been sitting on my TBR since it was first released, but I was in the middle of so many other series at the time that it just kind of fell by the wayside. I'm sorry now that I waited so long.

The story here is a very unique concept and an engaging and quick read... lots of detailed world building and action kept me reading well into the night, hard to put down. Fortunately reading on my Kindle helps with the late night readings. ;)

I love strong, female leads, and while Yelena was knocked down and broken at the start of this book, when given a second chance at life, she quickly bounced back to reclaim her strong-willed, iron-clad demeanor despite all the odds against her.

As a potential love interest, Valek presents a mysterious picture. He keeps his emotions close to his chest and we never really know what he's thinking throughout the story. To that end, I have a copy of The Study of Poisons which is this same story told from Valek's POV, and I'm currently reading that one now. Based on how Poison Study ended, and the relationship that developed between these two, I'm really intrigued to reread this story from his point of view and delving into his mind.

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