Waiting on Wednesday [#51]

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a lovely day wherever you are. I’m getting more and more excited for Christmas as each day passes and my mum and I are planning on going to the beach each morning to take a stroll and do some meditating. We both read The Dalai Lama’s Cat last month and now we’re keen to live it!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the SpineIt’s a tremendously fun thing to be because you have an excuse to gallivant through the 2016 releases (and probably buy far too many books). It’s also fantastic fun to head over to the official page and check out the link up to what everyone else is waiting on!


This week I’m waiting on . . .

Poison’s Kiss

by Breeana Shields

Genre: Young Adult, High Fantasy, Mythology [Indian]
Author: Breeana Shields
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 304 {hardback}

 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.

RELEASE DATE: 10th January 2017


There are about 20 different reasons why I think I need this book more than air right now. Firstly, the cover is simply to  die for. I LOVE IT. Secondly, an assassin? YES PLEASE. Thirdly, based in Indian folklore? COLLEEN HOUCK ANYONE? I’ve very excited about this book on the whole.

The plot sounds absolutely delicious and I love these tropes where someone is ordered to kill the person they love (maybe that says something about me) but ahhh, I can already smell the drama.


This is Shields’ debut book!

 What are you waiting on?

I am a Book Depository affiliate, so if you use my links to pre-order this book it helps me out a little – so thank you in advance!

 End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~


9 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday [#51]

  1. Haven’t heard of this one but it sounds good, I’m such a sucker for some of these tropes when there done well I mean there tropes for a reason right? XD Also the cover is beautiful I love the gold design on the edges *heart eyes*

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