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Books are the most portable past time you can go on an adventure, fall in love, and save the world. The best kind of story is those that linger in your head days after you've finished the book. And that's what reading is for me the search for the next book that lingers in my head.

Poison

Poison - Bridget Zinn After discovering Poison upon writer Bridget Zinn’s death I was sadden by her untimely passing, but was intrigued by the story of the young poisoner. I must say I feel odd reviewing Poison though because I was afraid I wouldn’t like the book. And if I did would my review be taken as sentiment for writer Zinn and not an honest critique. However after reading the first few chapters I was wooed by Kyra’s world and realized if I felt this way so would a lot bookies who have read her book. Wooed from complete love of Poison’s descriptive world to irritation at characters like Fred. Whose first introduction like Kyra I wanted him to leave. But just like Kyra Fred began to grow on me. What surprised the most was how beautifully vivid writer Zinns descriptions of the Kingdom of Mohr was. Descriptions that weren’t too flourished or ornate but just detailed enough for one to form a mental picture of Mohr.The characters are thankfully developed with complex pasts and secrets. The plot is original and had a nice pace to start and the pieces slowly came together. Intrigue, assassination attempts, magical creatures. Witches, wards, and poisoners, and a pig are just some of the elements that are part of Kyra’s world. And so much more to peek one’s imagination. That I simply can’t get into all of it besides reading the story will give you a much better experience than me telling you. Amongst the traits I like most about Poison is it’s wide appeal middle grade readers to adults can enjoy strolling through Wexford under a cloaking mist. The plot is simple–Poison was a fun well spun tale of young Kyra embracing her true self and finding the courage to do what’s right even at cost of her life. Along the way is a path of encounters people meant to help or harm her. There are temptations of love and friendship that makes her question her goal,and threaten to sway Kyra off her path to save the kingdom. Nice right those are my reasons for giving my rating.My only complaints which are few and far between. Fred’s appearance ruffled me at the beginning I found my sentiments echoing Kyra’s at first I just wish he would leave. As some minor character to be forgotten. Poison’s pace start off well enough but lags towards the middle–filler to tie the beginning and the end of the story into a neat bow. Urban fantasy is my thing because I like the fast pace adrenaline scenes. So maybe its a personality quirk but the middle of Poison lagged for me. And that’s why I couldn’t give Poison a five. Readers of all ages are welcomed, if you are a parent looking for a good book for your middle grader Poison is a great choice. I would recommend Poison to Fantasy junkies but Poison’s wide appeal doesn’t pigeon hole it so no matter which genre you prefer it reads well.I gave Poison a four out of five. 4/5