Poison by Bridget Zinn

Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she’s the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.

But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart . . . misses.

Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek with the king’s army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she’s not alone. She’s armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and Fred, the charming adventurer she can’t stop thinking about. Kyra is determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she be able to find and defeat the princess before Hal and the army find her?

Kyra is not your typical murderer, and she’s certainly no damsel-in-distress—she’s the lovable and quick-witted hero of this romantic novel that has all the right ingredients to make teen girls swoon.

I like the setting of this book, the potion making is really inventive and I always wanted to hear more when it was mentioned. I loved Rosie the Pig, I liked how she had a character but it was not weird, it was really cute. At first I was not a fan of the way the story was told, but after while I got used to it, I felt like the story started half way through, but then flashbacks started, so everything was explained. I really liked Fred, he was fun and very charming. He is the kind of guy you want on your side, he tries his best even if he is totally out of his comfort zone.

I really had no clue what was going to happen, the twists and turns kept me guessing. The ending was really good and I wish I could read more about the world. Hal, oh , Hal he is such a creep. What she ever saw in him, chasing down his ex girlfriend and not even trying to get an explanation, not what I think a decent guy would do.

Four out of five stars

I would recommend this to anyone to likes fantasy.