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The Fairest Poison

(What Is Hidden #3)

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  66 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Princess Bianca returns to her court to find it poisoned from the inside out. Faced with mysterious sicknesses, power disputes, and whispers of impending death, Bianca turns to an unlikely ally—a former assassin—to find the antidote that will save her kingdom. But Bianca quickly realizes that she might not even be able to save her own life in this Snow White story.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 10th 2016 by Cedar Fort, Inc. (first published May 1st 2016)
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Cassie C
Nov 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I have had a great love for the What Is series since it first debuted, and while this book wasn't my favorite, it was still a great addition to the series. Although there was a departure with the title in regards to following the "What Is" theme, just like the others in this series, The Fairest Poison can be read as a standalone. It technically is a continuation of the story in some aspects, and I would highly recommen
May 16, 2016 rated it liked it
I really liked the first book in this series. I was not as impressed with the second and third books. It felt like they went down hill for me. I do plan on reading her next book to see where she goes next.
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This book is out in the world now and it's a miracle. I'm going to miss these guys.
May 04, 2020 rated it liked it
I have mixed feelings about this book. Some aspects I really liked and some not so much. I loved Aiden in the first book but he seemed a completely different person in this book. Maybe that's because he had more responsibilities I'm not sure. But I was disappointed that he didn't at least maintain some of his kind, laid back nature. This book could have used a bit more editing as there were some words missing and an error in the plot if I remember correctly. I thought towards the beginning of th ...more
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Sep 28, 2018 rated it liked it
This was not my favorite of the series. I liked it fine, but if I read this one first, I would not have read any more of the series. I still love the world of Venesia and the whole mask society. That has been my favorite part. I just had a hard time seeing Joch as a redemptive character and how easily Aiden's fiance accepted him. If the guy who murdered my father was anywhere near me, I don't think I could be that composed. And I also had a hard time believing Joch was the only character *clears ...more
A fun retelling of Snow White. This is the third book in the What Is Hidden series. I loved the first book, really liked the second book, and liked this book. I guess the problem was that the romance seemed somewhat rushed and the villains seemed a little obvious. I wished it had been a little longer and more fleshed out. It was a quick enjoyable read though and I will definitely read more by this author.
Feb 16, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fast read that was honestly too fast. I didn’t feel like there was much to this story, everything went by in a blur. And that ending wasn’t much fun either. The other two books were better
May 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Short, and a good story, but more background would have been nice and would have drawn you into the story more, too many things were left halfway explained.
Laurie D'ghent
May 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Nothing inappropriate at all. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I hadn't missed the second book in the series
Constance Roberts
May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Upon seeing the cover for The Fairest Poison, I was confused as to whether or not it was a continuation in the Hidden Series, especially since it didn't follow the "What is" title theme. It definitely is, following Princess Bianca that was briefly mention in book one and introduced in book two. If you read my interview with Lauren Skidmore, you will find out that the publisher was intending to market The Fairest Poison as a standalone, therefore making the title and cover different from the rest ...more
Like the two before it, I found this to be a very enjoyable read and interesting retelling of the Snow White story. I particularly enjoyed watching Aiden freak out and go into over-protective mode of his sister! He really does love her, even if he's a bit stubborn and over-the-top at times. I like Bianca, but I do think she is being too forgiving of Joch considering everything he's done. This is the one thing that kept me from giving this a full 5 stars. While I have no problem with former villa ...more
Stephanie P
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm so glad I finally got to read this after all my delays in getting it. It was great to see the couple from the first book back, but to see them through a different narrator's eyes. The element with Joch was interesting and unexpected. I wouldn't have thought it would work too well, but by the end I was totally rooting for him to have his happy ending. I didn't want to put it down so I could figure out who was behind all the poisoning. I did guess who it was, but not too much before the charac ...more
Jessica Hall
Apr 29, 2016 rated it liked it
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This was a good book, but I was disappointed at the length of it compared to the first two books, especially for the price I paid for the paper back book. The font, spacing and margins were huge making the 209 page book seem like a book for 3rd graders. I liked the story, I was just disappointed that it was such a short read. I hope there will be a 4th book.

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Lauren Skidmore grew up in Kansas, with stints in Ohio and New York, and currently lives in Utah. She attended Brigham Young University where she earned a BA in English Teaching with an emphasis in Teaching English as a Second Language and Japanese. She then spent a year in Japan teaching and travelling. She hasn’t made it to Europe yet, but it’s on the list and has been to 30 states in the U.S. s ...more

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