Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she’s the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.Poison is Bridget Zinn's debut YA novel.
But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart . . . misses.
Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek with the king’s army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she’s not alone. She’s armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and Fred, the charming adventurer she can’t stop thinking about. Kyra is determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she be able to find and defeat the princess before Hal and the army find her?
Kyra is not your typical murderer, and she’s certainly no damsel-in-distress—she’s the lovable and quick-witted hero of this romantic novel that has all the right ingredients to make teen girls swoon.
Bridget grew up in Wisconsin. She went to the county fair where she met the love of her life, Barrett Dowell. They got married right before she went in for exploratory surgery which revealed she had colon cancer. They christened that summer the “summer of love” and the two celebrated with several more weddings. Bridget continued to read and write until the day she died. Her last tweet was “Sunshine and a brand new book. Perfect.”I decided to be a part of this particular blog tour because I want to make sure that as many people know about this story as possible. Being published was her dream and although I never knew her personally, I wanted to be a part of helping spread the word.
Bridget wanted to make people laugh and hoped readers would enjoy spending time with the characters she created. As a librarian/writer she loved books with strong young women with aspirations. She also felt teens needed more humorous reads. She really wanted to write a book with pockets of warmth and happiness and hoped that her readers’ copies would show the watermarks of many bath time reads.
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It was requested that in this post we describe a "first" of some sort (no, not THAT kind of first). And it took me a while to figure out what it was. But I figured I'd tell you all about the very first book blog I ever read because without it, I'd never have found 90% of the books that I've read in the last few years, and I never would have started blogging.
When I first read it, the name was Book Reviews by Jess. There was a name change to The Cozy Reader and she's still going strong. As a matter of fact, if you'd like to read a review of Bridget Zinn's debut novel you can go and visit her page and read hers HERE. She's got incredibly detailed reviews and grades all of the books that she reviews on more than just whether or not she liked it over all (not that that's bad, just different than the norm). She does a fantastic job describing the books in a way that makes you want to run out and buy them. You should definitely check out her page!
And while you're at it, don't forget to go look for the book!