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Kyra is a plucky heroine – my favorite kind! Her actions and dialogue are believable and often funny. She starts out as a tough, go-it-alone skeptic, and I especially love how Zinn’s plot helps her change by book’s end. She’s one of those wonderful, dynamic characters who seem like they could walk off the page.
The supporting characters are also great! I liked Fred from the beginning – he was sort of like Tristan from Stardust meets Flynn from Tangled. His carefree attitude made a nice match for Kyra’s tenacity. And then there’s Ariana, the princess and Kyra’s friend. I didn’t like her at all when she was introduced. I pictured her as spoiled, a little sickly and basically a whiner…boy, was it a joy to be proven wrong. She ended up being the character who made me laugh most!
Throughout, Zinn strikes the perfect balance of tension and playfulness. If you’re in the mood for a rollicking adventure with lots of heart, Poison is a sure bet!
And if you need more convincing, the back cover alone is priceless.
P.S. The last paragraph of Peggy's blog post (see link above) explains what Bridget hoped to do for her readers. She wanted to make people laugh and hoped readers would enjoy spending time with the characters she created, and she really wanted to write a book with pockets of warmth and happiness. I just want to let you all know she accomplished that mission. Hats off to you, Bridget. Hats off!
Week #3 Giveaway Winner
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