An Affair of Poisons by Addie Thorley: Murder Scandals, Poisons, and France!

3.5 stars After unwittingly helping her mother poison King Louis XIV, seventeen-year-old alchemist Mirabelle Monvoisin is forced to see her mother’s Shadow Society in a horrifying new light: they’re not heroes of the people, as they’ve always claimed to be, but murderers. Herself included. But when Mira meets royal bastard Josse de Bourbon after the Shadow … Continue reading An Affair of Poisons by Addie Thorley: Murder Scandals, Poisons, and France!

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Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

3.5 stars Three Dark Crowns is a fantasy novel about three queens, Katharine, Arsinoe, and Mirabella, who have to fight to the death for the crown when they turn sixteen. This has been the tradition on the island of Fennbirn for many years as in each generation, female triplets are born with magical gifts. There … Continue reading Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake