Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Poison's Kiss by Breeana Shields

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that highlights future releases that we're excited to read.

Poison's Kiss by Breeana Shields
Publication Date: January 10, 2017
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Amazon Link: HERE

Summary (from Amazon):
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 threat 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. 

Why I'm Waiting:
While reading Graceling by Kristin Cashore I fell in love with strong assassin heroines, so the fact that Marinda (such a cool name!) kills boys with a kiss is so intriguing. I also love the fact that Marinda works for her kingdom yet when she's assigned to kill a boy she loves, she begins to doubt her kingdom and herself. I can tell there's going to be so much at stake for this couple.

What books are you looking forward to?