Hello everyone! The Cosy Book Shoppe is coming at you today with a book review (big surprise huh ;)). I have finally finished Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder and am looking forward to sharing my thoughts with you!
I really did enjoy this book, although when I first started I was very unsure if I really would. At first, I was thinking that this would be a bland, “heard it before” storyline and while at times it was a little bit like that, on the whole it was a very pleasant read! I liked watching the characters develop and the plot unfold from start to finish. The only portion that I really did not care for and affected my reading of the book was the ghost side story. I don’t want to give too much away (and spoil the story), but I really feel like the main characters backstory could have been told in a much better more productive way. I know that it added to the character development in a major way, but I think that that could have been done in a different manor than insert a completely different genre and style into the book.
When I am unsure about whether I am going to truly enjoy a book, a lot of times my deciding factor is whether I am able to be surprised by the plot twists. The fact that I was surprised at multiple times in the book speaks volumes to me.
Overall I give this book a 3.5/5 stars. I overall really enjoyed the story and will be getting the second book (I believe this is a trilogy) to read. The portions that I did not care for did not truly detract from my overall enjoyment of the book and I would still recommend this book to someone who is wondering about whether or not they should read it.