Poison’s Kiss by Breanna Shields draws on Indian mythology to build a fantasy world where kisses can be deadly. Marinda has always struggled with her role as a visha kanya, a “poison maiden” who can murder with the lightest brush of her lips, yet she comforts herself with the knowledge she is doing the will of the Raja and purging the kingdom of its enemies. So when Marinda is instructed to a kiss a boy she believed was good, a boy she could imagine herself falling in love with, she begins to question everything about her role as a royal assassin.
Poison’s Kiss weaves romance, danger, and intrigue into a rich yet nail-biting tale. Steady pacing keeps the story moving forward, and Marinda digs into her past to find out how she can salvage her future. Even as dark secrets come out, Marinda focuses on her love for her younger brother and her budding romance to remember what she is fighting for. This book has everything to keep fantasy fans turning page after page.
Random House Books for Young Readers