Published: January 10th 2017
Genres: Young Adult
Reading from: ebook
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 304 pages
Series or Standalone: duology
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Summary from Goodreads:
A teenage assassin kills with a single kiss until she is ordered to kill the one boy she loves. This commercial YA fantasy is romantic and addictive like– a poison kiss– and will thrill fans of Sarah J. Maas and Victoria Aveyard.Marinda has kissed dozens of boys. They all die afterward. It’s a miserable life, but being a visha kanya, a poison maiden, is what she was created to do. Marinda serves the Raja by dispatching his enemies with only her lips as a weapon.Until now, the men she was ordered to kiss have been strangers, enemies of the kingdom.
Then she receives orders to kiss Deven, a boy she knows too well to be convinced he needs to die. She begins to question who she s really working for. And that is a thread that, once pulled, will unravel more than she can afford to lose.This rich, surprising, and accessible debut is based in Indian folklore and delivers a story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats
So I haven’t read many book that where a kiss can kill?
I personally thought that from the first page, this book grasps your attention, and it starts really well, because you know it won’t and you will not be able to put it down. It hooks you with fast paced action, and cute romance, and twists and turn that you won’t see from a mile(at least I didn’t). The plot is beyond amazing and wonderful, its clearly thought out. You can tell the author put loads of thought into this book.
I thought that book was fast paced, and fairly easy to understand and read. I devoured it quickly in one sitting. I loved the irony of the whole thing that her kiss kills. Her job is to kill boys, yet she finally find a boy she likes enough not to kiss?
I honestly really loved this book for the main character, she wasn’t bad ass( far from it), she wasn’t a highly gifted prodigy (i mean who is?). She isn’t a beautiful flawless goddess(not that it mentioned it I think), and lets just say she can have a temper, and shes beyond perfect. She has flaws, which thank you because half of the female main characters I write, are perfect and as far as I know, no ones perfect. Marinda is a perfectly flawed character, who is beyond relatable besides the fact that she is an assassin.
Her love interest, Deven……….lets put it out there hes swoony. AND SHOULD BE PUT ON YOUR BOYFRIEND LIST, BUT I ALREADY CALLED DIBS, just putting it out there…..
He’s kind, and extremely nice to her little brother, he’s your classic golden heart boy. But who doesn’t love your nice boy. But its kinda instalove now that I strangely remember……
“I didn’t know kissing could be like this–like creating instead of destroying, like beginnings and not endings. Like melting. Like love.”
I found this book to have to have high hopes for the sequel. I’m extremely interested of what will happen next.
About the Author
Breeana Shields graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in English. Her debut young adult fantasy, POISON’S KISS, will be released from Random House in 2017, with a sequel to follow in 2018. When she’s not writing, Breeana loves reading, playing board games and spending time with her husband, three children and an extremely spoiled miniature poodle. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, where it drizzles, rains or pours nine months of the year, but then transforms into paradise during the other three. She’s willing to make the trade-off. (less)