Poison Study (Study, Book 1)
by Maria V. Snyder
Paperback- $10.49

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace- and risk ...

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  "Orphan is in prison for killing her captor, then gets second chance to live by becoming the commander's food taster" by elanders07 (see profile) 03/19/09

I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who likes fantasy. It borders on teen fiction but is easily an adult read as well.

 
  "Good character discussion" by Kathy E. (see profile) 04/07/09

The book was a good read. It was developed enough to keep our interest for the rest of the series. We thought the plot was well planned and understood. "A little confusing to put together everyone's age, but overall a really fun, romantic (but clean) book. I'm excited to read the next one."
Yelena is "rescued" from execution when she is given the opportunity to be the food taster for the Commander. Which of course, means, that if someone attempts to poison the Commander, she's poisoned first. She decides the trade off is worth it and enters life in the castle. She works under Valek, the second in command, who teaches her the skills she needs to detect poisons.
Life in the castle isn't as simple as just that. Her escape from execution didn't please a few key people - and Yelena has to be constantly on guard.

 
  "A facinating new world" by kristylea222 (see profile) 07/19/13

I found this book very interesting on a political standpoint, as well as entertaining. Discovering Yelena's past and following her journey was entertaining and addicting.

 
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I absolutely love this story!

 
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