Poison Study (Study, #1)

About the Author: Maria V. Snyder

Meteorologist turned novelist, Maria s been writing fantasy and science fiction since she was bored at work and needed something creative to do A dozen novels and numerous short stories later, Maria s learned a thing or three about writing She s been on the New York Times bestseller list, won a half dozen awards, and has earned her MA degree in Writing from Seton Hill University where she s been Meteorologist turned novelist, Maria s been writing fantasy and science fiction since she was bored at work and needed something creative to do A dozen novels and numerous short stories later, Maria s learned a thing or three about writing She s been on the New York Times bestseller list, won a half dozen awards, and has earned her MA degree in Writing from Seton Hill University where she s been happily sharing her knowledge with the current crop of MFA students She also enjoys creating new worlds where horses and swords rule, cause let s face it, they re cool, although she s been known to trap her poor characters in a giant metal cube and let them figure out how to get out Readers are welcome to check out her website for book excerpts, free short stories, maps, blog, and her schedule at


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  • Paperback
  • 409 pages
  • Poison Study (Study, #1)
  • Maria V. Snyder
  • English
  • 10 June 2018
  • 0778324338

Poison Study (Study, #1) Choose A Quick Death Or Slow PoisonAbout To Be Executed For Murder, Yelena Is Offered An Extraordinary Reprieve She Ll Eat The Best Meals, Have Rooms In The Palace And Risk Assassination By Anyone Trying To Kill The Commander Of Ixia.And So Yelena Chooses To Become A Food Taster But The Chief Of Security, Leaving Nothing To Chance, Deliberately Feeds Her Butterfly S Dust And Only By Appearing For Her Daily Antidote Will She Delay An Agonizing Death From The Poison.As Yelena Tries To Escape Her New Dilemma, Disasters Keep Mounting Rebels Plot To Seize Ixia And Yelena Develops Magical Powers She Can T Control Her Life Is Threatened Again And Choices Must Be Made But This Time The Outcomes Aren T So Clear

10 thoughts on “Poison Study (Study, #1)

  1. Sasha Alsberg says:

    SO SO SO SO GOOD Yelena was amazing and had such great character development in the story The romance took the back seat in the book and instead focused a lot about the conflict at hand So good and Valek.SWOON I just got the second book in the trilogy Magic Study and ...

  2. Katerina says:

    Poisoned,pursued and living with a psychopath.Not what I would consider the good life.Death has its perksWell living with a psychopath Valek is a perk in my humble opinion The story Yelena is waiting to be executed and she s made peace with that,but then the Commander s right hand who also happens to be an assassin approaches her with an offer she can either be executed as planned or she can become the Commander s new food taster.Yelena naturally picks the latest and she s introduced iPoisoned,pursued and living with a psychopath.Not what I would consider the good life.Death has its perksWell living with a psychopath Valek is a perk in my humble opinion The story Yelena is waiting to be executed and she s made peace with that,but then the Commander s right hand who also happens to be an assassin approaches her with an offer she can either be executed as planned or she can become the Commander s new food taster.Yelena naturally picks the latest and she s introdu...

  3. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) says:

    I finished this book on Friday, and I took all weekend to decide what I wanted to say in my review Let me start by saying that Poison Study is written in a very elemental fashion If you are a reader who likes flowery, descriptive writing, this might throw you for a loop initially The story is told inelaborately, and there is no hesitation in describing the ugliness of Yelena s situation When I met Yelena, sh...

  4. Jo says:

    It s a dirty way to fight, but I m late for lunch Initial Final Page Thoughts.I think I m broken why didn t I love this one High Points.The premise Poisons The setting The baddies The magic Valek Close combat Acrobatics Fire festivals Valek without his shirt on Ari Janco Maren Tree climbing Chocolate Delicious food Kick ass ladies Sec...

  5. Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads says:

    12 29 17 ON SALE for 1.99 by Rabid Reads4.5 starsI ve been wanting to reread this series for like two years No lie It s been 6 or 8 years since the last time I read it, and I remembered really liking it, but not much else But guess what NEW BOOK So yeah, just prior to the release of Shadow Study seemed like an excellent...

  6. Emily May says:

    Poison Study is easily one of the best young adult books I have read this year So far, the genre has become increasingly disappointing to me and I was beginning to lose faith in novels marketed at older teens What I really don t understand, though, is why Snyder decided to make Poison Study a young adult book In my opinion, even though it was good, the book could have been even better if she d allowed for Yelena Vale...

  7. Julie Kagawa says:

    I loved this book I loved the heroine stubborn, tenacious, determined I loved the world that Snyder created I loved loved loved the main love interest, Valek Dark, stoic assassin Check Me swooning throughout the whole book because I have a thing for assassins Check Yeah, I know I need to have my head examined But, the relationship between Yelena and Valek was only part of this wonderful story The detail put into the poisons was facinating The entire world was facinating I literall I loved this book I loved the heroine stubborn, tenacious, determined I loved the world that Snyder created I loved loved loved the main love interest, Valek Dark, stoic assassin Check Me swooning throughout the whole book because I have a thing for assassins Check Yeah, ...

  8. Letitia says:

    I am torn on reviewing this book On one hand it had the potential to be the best fantasy novel I have ever read The world was intriguing, the characters endearing, the plot fascinating Beyond that, the author managed to explore fascinating themes of mortality, right of choice, overcoming psychological demons, and tests of loyalty I kept willing the writing to be better than it was I would really love to see this author mature and develop her skill into something really worthwhile, because h I am torn on reviewing this book On one hand it had the potential to be the best fantasy novel I have ever read The world was intriguing, the characters endearing, the plot fascinating Beyond that, the author managed to explore fascinating themes of mortality, right of choice, overcomin...

  9. ✨ k a t says:

    i had no expectations going into this book at all, i had read some books by Snyder in the past and although they were good at the time, now i can barely remember anything about them, so while i was looking forward to this book i didn t have high expectations for it to be a memorable read but it turns out this is a hidden gem in my collection as this was a really fun fantasy read for me i do feel like a bit behind in the times since i swear everyone has read this series but i m always late to th i had no expectations going into this book at all, i had read some books by Snyder in the past and although they were good at the time, now i can barely remember anything about them, so while i was looking for...

  10. maggie says:

    Poisoned, pursued and living with a psychopath Not what I would consider the good life Death has its perksHaving Throne of Glass vibes since reading page 1 up to page 18, I knew I would enjoy this book quite a lot Even though this was written long before ToG, I knew it would be a little similar since the beginning it started off like in ToG Yelena was in chains and she was taken to the General, where she was also made an offer as to being the food taster for the Commander of Ixia or beiPoisoned, pursued and living with a psychopath Not what I would consider the good life Death has its perksHaving Throne of Glass vibes since reading page 1 up to page 18, I knew I would enjoy this book quite a lot Even though this was written long before ToG, I knew it would be a little similar since the beginning it started off like in ToG Yelena was in chains and she was taken to the General, where she was also made an offer as to being the food taster for the Commander of Ixia or being killed Make a ch...