Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine which spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.
Title: Poison's Kiss
Series: Untitled #1
Author: Breeana Shields
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 10, 2017
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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Why I'm waiting on Poison's Kiss this Wednesday: I am really excited for this one! I haven't heard a ton about it but what I am heard has been overwhelmingly positive. I love books about assassins and the forbidden romance/kiss aspect has me interested. Also, diverse books! This one is based on Indian folklore so that makes me even more excited for it.
What books are you waiting for this Wednesday? Let me know in the comments below!