Written by: Breeana Shields
Published:January 10, 2017
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.
This book was the first I had ever read from Breeana Shields. I enjoyed how she spun legend into the plot. I reallu enjoyed how original this tory was. I liked how Marinda so selflessly loved her little brother even though he wasn't blood. I liked how she fought the rules even when faced with danger. This was a very interesting story and look forward to reading more from this author.