Saturday, 20 April 2013


Good effort by Disney but still not good. Presenting Poison by Brigid Zinn.

Here is the summary of the book:

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. 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.

Sad to hear that Ms. Zinn died before she saw her work published. Very commendable of Disney Hyperion to do it but here is the thing, the story had a great concept, a great setting and even a pretty great theme to it too but it missed the crucial part, the editing. While yes its sad to hear about the author, it is also sad that the editors didn't do a much better work to make the story shine.

A few parts altered here and there, a few scenes polished, given more for the characters to get to fledge out more and this book would have been perfect. This is the story of the sixteen year old, potion master Kyra out to prove her second chance and for me it was simply just not enough..... It was an OK read.

"Sad Bridget Zinn passed away and couldn't see her book published....but also sad because I expected more from this book"

Genre :      High Fantasy, Young Adult

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

My Copy Publisher and netgalley

Rate:              2/5 (It was Ok)


  1. Too bad it's only OK and needed editing. The concept sounds great.



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