The Friday 56, #77: Poison Study

The Friday 56The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join us every Friday and share an excerpt from a book you’re been reading.

Rules:

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
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       “I wondered if Valek was listening. We both knew he wouldn’t need to hunt me down; all he had to do was wait the poison out.”

Maria V. Snyder’s Poison Study is a book I’ve been contemplating rereading very soon. It’s one of those books I think I’ll like more after reading it a second time. I’ve recently acquired the Study series along with the Glass spinoff series and I now own far too many of her books to have only read only a few. Excerpt taken from page 156. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

From Goodreads:

“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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