First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by @ Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? Now we are! Check out the snippet, then scroll down to see what book it’s from, and add to that ever-growing TBR 🙂
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Genre: YA | Fantasy Romance
Series: The Study #1
Read Count: 1
Published: March 1st 2007
Pages: 409 pages
Average Rating: 4.16 stars
My Rating: 5 stars
Description: Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison…
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 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…
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