Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Poison Dance by Livia Blackburne Review

Title: Poison Dance
Author: Livia Blackburne
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Series: N/A
Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: A novella set in a dark, dangerous world, I really enjoyed Poison Dance--I'm looking forward to the young adult novel taking place in the same world.

This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

James is an assassin, a reluctant killer. Thalia is a dancer out for revenge. Reluctantly allying--Kyra for vengeance, James for the gold--a delicate partnership forms, and in it, the two learn a great deal about one another. But death may await them when they least expect it..

What I enjoyed:
-The world Blackburne creates is rich and atmospheric--I really enjoyed it, full of danger and political intrigue
-James, the assassin who cares so much more about his friends and Kyra than he ever vocalizes
-Thalia, strong-willed, beautiful, and hollowed by the pain of her past--I really felt for her in particular
-Rand and Bacchaus
-Gerred--he made a good villain!

What I didn't enjoy:
-I just wish I had The Midnight Thief now!

I really liked this novella--I just wish there had been more of it! Next on deck: Sworn to Raise by Terah Edun!

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