Poison Study

No, i am not figuring out how to hurt BF. I finished up Poison Study by Maria Snyder. It was EXACTLY what i needed to read right now. Light, fun, quick, lovely. A bit of magic, romance, poison, intrigue, chases, escapes, true love, miracles.....

um, sorry, wrong book.

But it is a great story. I've already hopped on the library site to get the next one. It reminded me a little of the Kushiel series by Jacqueline Carey with less sex and much shorter. Third one comes out in the spring, so that's another that'll be up for next year.

Speaking of next year, i signed up for one more challenge. The Young Adult Challenge over on Thoughts of Joy. 12 young adult books for the year. when i go over to YA, i end up loving it. Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl, Lemony Snicket are all great series. I've been wanting to read some Roald Dahl as I only read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as a kid. And through the last few months I've read several reviews for some books that will qualify for this challenge too. So the list, so far:
  • Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
  • The Witches by Roald Dahl
  • The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
  • Holes by Louis Sachar
  • Marked by PC Cast and Kristin Cast
  • The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
  • Eldest by Christopher Paolini (I read Eragon a while back)
  • Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
  • Heaven's Net is Wide by Lian Hearn
  • House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
So that's the list. I was really trying to get a range of stuff. I am definitely going to need some breaks from the Russian stuff and the heavier classics i am trying to read. NOTHING from my 1k1 books list, not even Lewis Carroll, so i am glad of that. The 1K1 list is essentially the challenge of all challenges but i can get a little weary of them. I do realize that at least 4 of these are either the beginning of or early in their respective series', so i completely reserve the right to drop a few if i end up tearing through a whole series instead.


  1. Welcome to the YA Challenge! You have a great list planned. I looking forward to reading your reviews. :)


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