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Book finished: Poison Study

I just finished #1 Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder. I rate it an 8.
About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace - and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.
And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly's Dust - and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.
As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can't control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren't so clear...

I'm currently reading Starship Troopers which I had hoped to finish today but I took Mom out shopping instead! I'm hoping to pick up #1 To Ride Pegasus from the Library this week. The 2nd book of the series is bookwyrmmes science fiction book of the month for Jan. I'm planning on reading all three books in the series. The fantasy book for the month is Robert Jordan's #1 Eye of the World which I don't particularly want to read. I've already checked it out from the library but find myself reluctant to start reading it.
I'm taking #1 A Tree of Death by Marcia Muller to work with me tonight.

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phatgirly
Jan. 3rd, 2006 06:15 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you like Poison Study. I was really impressed with it.

Also, I like these book summaries and ratings you do. Would you mind if I borrowed the idea?
katsurian
Jan. 4th, 2006 08:46 pm (UTC)
Poison Study
Please do use the idea. I'd like to see what you're reading and what you think of the books.
Another thing I've started doing is keeping the summary of the SF/F books in a Word Doc with Discussion Questions (and my answers) for bookwyrmmes or any other groups I join later. If I ever get brave enough to volunteer as a discussion leader!

I'm looking forward to Magic Study when it comes out next year.
What did you think of how the Commander governed Ixia? I thought some of his rules were rather extreme.
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