Poison's Kiss
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Poison's Kiss

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.

Title:Poison's Kiss
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:304 pages

    Poison's Kiss Reviews

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Dec 29, 2016

    3.5 stars.Marinda is deadly. No, she can’t fight. No, she’s not that good of a manipulator. No, she’s not a renowned liar either.Her ability? One kiss and you’re doomed. She works for the Raja...

  • Roshani Chokshi
    Jun 16, 2016

    I am so excited about this book!!! I love vishakanyas (duh) and am always eager to see more stories based on Indian folklore. YAY!...

  • Rashika (is tired)
    Dec 03, 2016

    This review also appeared on Xpresso ReadsI am not entirely sure what I was expecting when I dove into Poison's Kiss. I was hoping to like it because I was intrigued by the premise but even when I was...

  • Whitney Gardner
    Dec 17, 2016

    I just *loved* this book.Poison's Kiss is a fast-paced adventure with plenty of earth-shattering reveals and a romance that keeps you wanting more. You'll love following along as main character Marind...

  • Tanaz
    Jul 06, 2016

    My breath feels lodged in my throat, because I want to shake him off and at the same time I never want him to stop touching me. No one ever touches me. Not like this, all affectionate and casual and ...

  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    Jan 10, 2017

    With a description that insinuates that both fans of Maas and Aveyard will love this debut novel, it was hard to not want to pick it up. Add in the eye catching cover and the alluring synopsis and it ...

  • Cindy ?? Savage Queen ?
    Oct 05, 2016

    10/5/16With news that Daughter of the Pirate King is getting a new cover (thank you cover people), this is the only one left of my highly anticipated reads that still has a meh....cover. Fingers cross...

  • Katie Nelson
    Jul 30, 2016

    I was lucky enough to read an early copy of this book!Set in a fantasy world similar to India, this book is a delight. I loved being immersed in this unique world and following the story of Marinda, a...

  • K.K. Prez
    Jun 27, 2016

    A thoroughly compelling read that I finished in one sitting! Get ready for lots of twists and turns and heart pounding!...

  • Candace (Literary Dust)
    Jan 05, 2017

    I really liked this one, and I liked reading from Merinda's perspective. The sisterly bond between her and Mani was incredibly sweet. Plus there are some scenes with snakes! Yes snakesssssssssssss! Th...