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BUDDY READ:Paranormal/Fantasy > Poison Study (Study #1) by Maria V. Snyder - Restarting October 20th 2017

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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84148 comments Mod


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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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84148 comments Mod
Poison Study (Study #1) by Maria V. Snyder will be our First GBR for February 2015.

Please read at your own pace, and hide any spoilers ☺ You are welcome to join at any time during the month ☺

Happy Reading Everybody!

(Abbie and I will also be reading the rest of the series after this one, so if anyone wants to join us you are quite welcome ☺)


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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84148 comments Mod
Pre-Reading Questions -

Anybody got any thoughts on this one before we start?

Has anyone read anything similar to this before?

Anybody read anything else by this author?

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rachel ☾ (typedtruths) | 8564 comments I have read this one before and I really, really loved it! If you're a fan of the "heavier" sort of fantasy - like Graceling etc. - you'll love this. Will you be reading the whole series? I have a copy of the second book that I would like to read. :)


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Rachel wrote: "I have read this one before and I really, really loved it! If you're a fan of the "heavier" sort of fantasy - like Graceling etc. - you'll love this. Will you be reading the whole series? I have a ..."

I read the series years ago and loved it. Nearly put the first book down though because I couldn't get into it at first! Glad I stuck with it in the end because it was really realy good.

Sarah and I need to read the whole series, as we both have an RC of the new one.


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Irene (raenne) | 4929 comments Yay! Hoping to like this one, but I expect not to, since I'm not a big fan of "high fantasy"


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84148 comments Mod
I'm not either, her Scent of Magic (Healer, #2) by Maria V. Snyder books weren't too bad though ☺


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Lia (ileela) I just bought this ebook! I'll start Feb 1st.


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84148 comments Mod
Yay! Welcome Lia ☺


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Sophie Lyons This looks really interesting, just brought the ebook :)


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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84148 comments Mod
Yay! Welcome Sophie ☺


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Jessica (noseinabookbook) | 907 comments I read this years ago (probably soon after it came out). It's a great story! I have too many other books to read around this same time, but I hope you all enjoy it!!!


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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84148 comments Mod
Thanks Jessica ☺


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rachel ☾ (typedtruths) | 8564 comments Abbie wrote: "Rachel wrote: "I have read this one before and I really, really loved it! If you're a fan of the "heavier" sort of fantasy - like Graceling etc. - you'll love this. Will you be reading the whole se..."

I thought it was a little slow at first too but once you stick to it, it does gets better. I am excited for the sequels now! How did you get an ARC for Shadow Study? :)


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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84148 comments Mod
NetGalley. I think this is the australian one - https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/sho...


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rachel ☾ (typedtruths) | 8564 comments Thanks Sarah. :)


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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84148 comments Mod
Yay! ☺


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Jackie (jackiegirl02) | 4391 comments I read this book before, and most of the series, but I've forgotten what happens and would love to reread it. Can't wait to start!


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Jackie (jackiegirl02) | 4391 comments By the way, thank you so much for doing the questions!


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Joi | 984 comments I'll be joining in with this one. I've always wanted to read it.


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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84148 comments Mod
Jackie wrote: "By the way, thank you so much for doing the questions!"

Not a problem ☺


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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84148 comments Mod
Joi wrote: "I'll be joining in with this one. I've always wanted to read it."

Yay! Good to have you ☺


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Rachael (classycupcakezz) | 6113 comments I will be starting this tomorrow!


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Lia (ileela) Sarah wrote: "Pre-Reading Questions -

Anybody got any thoughts on this one before we start?

Has anyone read anything similar to this before?

Anybody read anything else by this author?"


First thoughts, it looks interesting and I hope it is good!

I haven't read anything quite like this one, but I do like medieval/fantasy settings.

No, I haven't read this author before.


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Rachael (classycupcakezz) | 6113 comments Pre-Reading Questions -

Anybody got any thoughts on this one before we start? - Only that the cover is pretty!

Has anyone read anything similar to this before? I haven't read the blurb about it but the title makes me think it might be similar to The Chemical Garden trilogy.

Anybody read anything else by this author? Nope!


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rachel ☾ (typedtruths) | 8564 comments @Rachael It is not even remotely close to being like the Chemical Gardens trilogy. Not even close! Think more along the lines of Graceling and epic fantasies.


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Rachael (classycupcakezz) | 6113 comments Ah interesting.. I guess that's why you can't judge a book by it's title/cover!


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Joi | 984 comments I can't wait to start this book.!


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rachel ☾ (typedtruths) | 8564 comments Rachael wrote: "Ah interesting.. I guess that's why you can't judge a book by it's title/cover!"

Aha probably! I've done that before and mistook a fantasy book for a contemporary romance. :)


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Rachael (classycupcakezz) | 6113 comments Oh I do it all he time


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Kate ★ (spillsandspoils) | 1004 comments There seems to be a lot of good reviews on this one so I'm excited to read it! I'll be starting in a bit.


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Kate ★ (spillsandspoils) | 1004 comments End of Chapter 3

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Starting now. :)


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Kate wrote: "End of Chapter 3

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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84148 comments Mod
Rachel wrote: "Rachael wrote: "Ah interesting.. I guess that's why you can't judge a book by it's title/cover!"

Aha probably! I've done that before and mistook a fantasy book for a contemporary romance. :)"


I thought Significance (Significance, #1) by Shelly Crane was contemporary romance from the cover!


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Kate ★ (spillsandspoils) | 1004 comments Abbie wrote: "Kate wrote: "End of Chapter 3

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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84148 comments Mod
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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84148 comments Mod
Abbie wrote: "Kate wrote: "End of Chapter 3

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Sarah wrote: "Abbie wrote: "Kate wrote: "End of Chapter 3

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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84148 comments Mod
chapter 4 (view spoiler)


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Sophie Lyons I really like this book, I've just got to chapter 21. I think the characters are really interesting and like how the book has quite a fast pace to it :)


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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 84148 comments Mod
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Abbie wrote: "Chapter 10 - [spoilers removed]"

That was funny!


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Irene (raenne) | 4929 comments Sarah, what is Significance then? Thought it was contemporary too lol


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