"Poison" by Bridget Zinn
What is it about?
That is exactly the situation Kyra finds herself in. She belongs to the master potioners of the kingdom. Together with her friends and colleagues it is her task to protect the royals but then something different happens...Kyra has no idea why but she is absolutely sure that if the princess survives the kingdom will go down.
After she fails to kill the princess , her best friend, she has to escape from the kingdom to survive with nothing but only her poisons she could grab the in the last seconds.
She will try to kill the princess again and on her escape she meets a very handsome guy who is hiding a secret... will she succeed or will the kingdom go down?
Written out of Kyras view this fantasy book is really exciting and makes you question right and wrong.
What did you enjoy about the book?
Because of these characteristics I can identify myself with her. Of course I am not a potioner who tried to kill her best friend but it is the freedom of doing whatever she believes in and the strength of mindset which helps her to believe in anything which is why she achieves her goals. I really liked that she does not try to be someone she is not, in fact, she is a naturally beautiful girl who considers inner values as important and no one is able to make her doubt that. I really enjoyed it when she gets to know the guy in the woods and the way she acted. Kyra makes life seem simple and so does he, they both live their lives simple and don't even try to be someone different. I just liked the idea of life being simple which is really hard to find in reality.
Which characters play important roles that relate to the overall theme?
Was the end satisfactory?
When I started reading the book it was not obvious why Kyra tried to kill her best friend and I was so curious about the end because I just could not imagine her to be caught or dead, she just had to succeed her mission. I was guessing about the end and after she met Fred I knew they were made for each other, it just had to be like that. Eventually I was really disappointed about what just happened but then it just turned the, in my opinion, right way. I really enjoyed the end and I was really happy about it.