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August 31, 2013

The Assayer

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder 
reviewed by Jasmine 

Poison Study is a great beginning to the Study series. The book is about a girl named Yelena who is next in line to be executed for murder. But she is given a choice by the chief of security. That choice is to either become the food taster for the Commander of Ixia or to die for her crime of murder. She chooses to become the food taster. Follow Yelena as she discovers secrets about her past that even she never knew about herself.

The greatest strength for this book is the appealing storyline in which everything is in perfect order and nothing is either spread thin or too concentrated.

Although the storyline is strong, however, the plot has a few holes in it. For example, the author would introduce a character but you would never see that character mentioned in the rest of the book. Other than that, this book was an awesome read which I wouldn't mind reading again.

Posted by library at August 31, 2013 07:43 AM