Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway: Poison's Kiss (Breeana Shields)

Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway: Poison's Kiss (Breeana Shields)

POISON'S KISS

Author: Breeana Shields

Pub. Date: January 10, 2017

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Pages: 304

Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook

 

A teenage assassin kills with a single kiss until she is ordered to kill the one boy she loves. This commercial YA fantasy is romantic and addictive like-- a poison kiss-- and will thrill fans of Sarah J. Maas and Victoria Aveyard.

Marinda has kissed dozens of boys. They all die afterward. It s a miserable life, but being a visha kanya a poison maiden is what she was created to do. Marinda serves the Raja by dispatching his enemies with only her lips as a weapon.

Until now, the men she was ordered to kiss have been strangers, enemies of the kingdom. Then she receives orders to kiss Deven, a boy she knows too well to be convinced he needs to die. She begins to question who she s really working for. And that is a thread that, once pulled, will unravel more than she can afford to lose.

This rich, surprising, and accessible debut is based in Indian folklore and delivers a story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. 

 

 

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Meet Breeana Shields!

Breeana Shields graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in English.

Her debut young adult fantasy, POISON’S KISS, will be released from Random House in 2017 with a sequel to follow in 2018.

When she’s not writing about herself in the third person, Breeana loves reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband, her three children and an extremely spoiled miniature poodle.

 

 

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"A teenage assassin kills with a single kiss....

Until she is ordered to kill the one boy she loves."

 

 

 

The first thing that drew my attention to this book was the gorgeous and seductive cover art of Poison's Kiss. WOW...That cover is AMAZING! and then  I read the synopsis and KNEW I had to have this one....and it did not disappoint. I was mesmerized from the first page to the last and cannot wait to read the conclusion!!

 

The main character, Marinda, is a visha kanya also known as a poison maiden. She was raised and trained to be a lethal weapon against her enemies and her kiss is lethal and kills the victim within minutes. Marinda has served the Raja for as long as she can remember and killing is all she has ever known. In return for working for the Raja, Marinda is paid with medicine that treats her younger brother, Mani, and keeps him alive. 

 

Marinda has never doubted her job nor has she ever been given a reason to question her orders.....until she meets Deven. Shortly after Marinda begins to build a friendship with Deven...she is told he is her next assignment. She must kill Deven or risk defying the Raja and her brother no longer receiving treatment for his deathly illness. What choice will she make? Defy the Raja? Save Deven? or continue to be the killer she was trained to be....

 

"But Deven makes me feel reckless. And just for one day I want to know what it feels like to be the girl he thinks I am."

 

I literally loved everything about this book. Poison's Kiss is full of romance, suspense, action, and unforgivable betrayal. There are so many secrets that have been kept from Marinda and she is faced with so much emotional turmoil while still trying to save the ones she loves. 

 

I also loved the Indian folklore that is intertwined within the story and even enjoyed reading how the author, Breeana Shields, researched and learned all the different myths and legends that she used as references within Poison's Kiss. 

Poison's Kiss is addictive, riveting, and beautifully written. It is pages full of mystery and suspense and I couldn't wait to turn the page to find out what happened next. 

 

 

"Love Is Lethal"

 

 

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

1/2/2017- Literary Meanderings - Interview

1/3/2017- Fiction Fare- Review

1/4/2017- It Starts at Midnight- Excerpt

1/5/2017- One Night Book StandReview

1/6/2017- Brooke- Reports- Interview

Week Two:

1/9/2017- YA Books Central (Beth)Review

1/10/2017- Brittany's Book RamblesGuest Post

1/11/2017- ParajunkeeReview

1/12/2017- Two Chicks on Books- Interview

1/13/2017- IceyBooksQuote Candy

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