by Breeana Shields
Title: Poison’s Kiss
Author: Breeana Shields
Series: Poison’s Kiss #1
Pages: 304 pages
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date: January 10th 2017
ISBN-10: 1101937823
YA Fantasy is exploding and I’m enjoying every moment of it. This debut by Breeana Shields is a must read if you enjoy the genre. Shields paints a fantastical picture that will have you drawn in almost from page one. Poison’s Kiss is a robust and dark fantasy – and I’m excited to read more in the series.

The main character of Poison’s Kiss is a trained assassin, raised since a small child to kill with a kiss, Marinda kills when ordered, but the guilt weighs heavy on her. She can’t get close to anyone, or their life is at risk. One day she is ordered to kiss a boy she has come to like and when she stops to think about what she has to do, her whole world changes…

The world that Sheilds created is creative and deep, I enjoyed the dark depths that she created. The characters could have been a little more likable and the angst of the romance a little more poignant, but the world building was top notch. Overall, it was a well-crafted start to an exciting new series. I look forward to more from Breeana Shields.

“Gopal pinched my chin between his thumb and forefinger and stared into my eyes. ‘You don’t have any friends.'”
Poison’s Kiss by Breeana Shields

Poison's Kiss (Poison's Kiss #1) by Breeana Shields

Series: Poison's Kiss #1
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers on January 10th 2017
ISBN: 1101937823
Pages: 304
4.5 Stars

A teenage assassin kills with a single kiss until she is ordered to kill the one boy she loves. This commercial YA fantasy is romantic and addictive—like a poison kiss—and will thrill fans of Sarah J. Maas and Victoria Aveyard.
Marinda has kissed dozens of boys. They all die afterward. It's a miserable life, but being a visha kanya—a poison maiden—is what she was created to do. Marinda serves the Raja by dispatching his enemies with only her lips as a weapon.
Until now, the men she was ordered to kiss have been strangers, enemies of the kingdom. Then she receives orders to kiss Deven, a boy she knows too well to be convinced he needs to die. She begins to question who she's really working for. And that is a thread that, once pulled, will unravel more than she can afford to lose.
This rich, surprising, and accessible debut is based in Indian folklore and delivers a story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

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About Breeana:

Breeana Shields graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in English.

Her debut young adult fantasy, POISON’S KISS, will be released from Random House in 2017 with a sequel to follow in 2018.

When she’s not writing about herself in the third person, Breeana loves reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband, her three children and an extremely spoiled miniature poodle.

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This young adult, fantasy novel might be a good choice if you’ve read and loved the following books:
YA Fantasy Fiction
YA Fantasy Fiction
Adult Fantasy Fiction


3 winners will receive a signed finished copy of POISON’S KISS, US Only.
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