by Bridget Zinn
What is it about:
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?
What did I think of it:
See that pink critter on the cover?
That's a pig!
So three guesses why I picked this book up ;-)
Luckily the pig isn't the only good thing about this book: it turned out to be a very entertaining read.
Kyra is a cool heroine and the set-up is very intriguing. Then Kyra gets a pig, meets Fred, and things got even better. I loved the interaction between Kyra and Fred. They make a fun couple.
I will confess I have one small point of critique. Important information that is known to Kyra, is held back from the reader for shock effect later on in the story. I do not like it when that happens.
Other than that this is a fun adventure, with lots of action, a dash of romance, and a pig of course! This is Young Adult Fantasy read that doesn't take itself too seriously, but still delivers a suspenseful and enjoyable story.
I will most certainly put this book on my keeper shelves and reread it when i'm in the mood for something fun.
Why should you read it:
it's a very enjoyable Young Adult Fantasy read.