Waiting on Wednesday (22): Poison by Bridget Zinn

16 Jan

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. I love it because it is basically a squee-fest where book lovers can choose one book that they are DYING to get their hands on. Check it out!


by Bridget Zinn

book cover for poison by bridget zinn

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.

I am ALWAYS on the lookout for solid-sounding new fantasies, friends, and POISON by Bridget Zinn sounds like exactly that. The story of Kyra sounds not only full of fantasy goodness, but also emotional stress and complicated relationships, what with former best friends who are current heirs to the throne and ex-boyfriends who hang around. ALSO ALSO ALSO!! THERE’S A CUTE PIG!! AHHH! First of all, the little piggy is on the cover. Love it. Second of all, he also merits a mention in the synopsis, which means there’s a great chance of some important piggy moments in the book. (I love pigs. I think they’re adorable, especially baby ones.)

In fact, the only bummer about POISON is the fact that it’s the first and last book that we’ll likely ever get from Bridget Zinn–she passed away last year. Epic sad face. But her debut effort sounds wonderful, and I can’t wait to read it.

POISON is coming out March 12, 2013 from Disney Hyperion.

6 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (22): Poison by Bridget Zinn”

  1. Candice January 16, 2013 at 10:08 am #

    Ooh! I wants to read this! It looks so so good!

    • trippingbooks January 16, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

      RIGHT?! I can’t even tell you how excited I got about that pig, too, lol. 🙂

  2. Alexa Loves Books (@alexalovesbooks) January 16, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    Um, hello, this book sounds PERFECT for me. I love the fact that there are so many awesome fantasies coming out this year!

    • trippingbooks January 16, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

      ME TOO!! This one sounds like it’s got lots of emotional drama, and I can always get behind that!

  3. Bookworm1858 January 16, 2013 at 7:53 pm #

    I love that a pig is such a part of this story as well-it’s a fun, quirky twist on a fantasy. Can’t wait for this one!

    • trippingbooks January 16, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

      I swear, seeing that little piggy face on the cover made me kind of giddy. Hopefully I won’t be too disappointed when I read the book and realize that it’s not actually ABOUT the pig, lol. I kid, I kid. This one sounds great.

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