Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Poison by Bridget Zinn

Added last minute in the afternoon: Review of Champion in the Darkness at Here's the Story.

Last week, I heard about this book, and this determined author, an author so determined, so positive, and so loved that her book was published after she passed away from cancer. Her story moved me, and her book, Poison, sounds like an awesome read, so I signed up to spread the word.

If you haven't heard about Bridget Zinn and Poison go to this link here.

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.


Michelle said...

I read about Bridget Zinn on another blog last week. What a moving story!
She may have passed on, but she will still reach out to people and touch lives via the book...

Amy Jarecki said...

So wonderful that her legacy lives on through this book!

Julie Luek said...

I've read about her book and story on a couple blogs lately. Very touching. So glad her book is a gift she left.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I heard about this too and spread the word on Facebook as I've been too busy on the blog to post anything about it. Looks like a great book.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sad story. Her vision lives on though.

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, wow! Compelling personal story, too. Good of you to help spread the word! Looks like a good book.

Rachel Morgan said...

I really enjoyed this story! Loved the little pig ;-)
So sad that the author didn't live to see her dream become reality, but awesome that other people took on that dream and made it happen.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Such a beautiful cover. Bittersweet the author never got to see it.

Suzanne Furness said...

It's a great legacy to leave. I wish Bridget's family all the best.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Michelle - I think it's powerful that she will people with her words.

Amy - I agree!

Julie - it is a sad story, but one with a glad ending to it as well.

Natalie - I know, I haven't read it yet either, but it looks really good.

Alex - yes it does!

Hart - Yes it does, and it is a compelling story!

Rachel - it is awesome that she had such wonderful people in her life, who believed in her dream and made it come true!

L. Diane - yes it is.

Suzanne - me too! :)

Elise Fallson said...

I heard about this author too. Such a sad story. It's nice that her book finally got published, wished she could have lived long enough to see it happen though.

S.K. Anthony said...

I agree it is a very sad story but also one full of hope. I'm happy for her that her dream is coming through, just sad that she is not here with us to enjoy it.