Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Poison Dance by Livia Blackburne
Publication Date: September 24th 2013
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance
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Goodreads Summary: James is skilled, efficient, and deadly, a hired blade navigating the shifting alliances of a deteriorating Assassin’s Guild. Then he meets Thalia, an alluring but troubled dancing girl who offers him a way out—if he’ll help her kill a powerful nobleman. With the Guild falling apart, it just might be worth the risk. But when you live, breathe, and love in a world that’s forever flirting with death, the slightest misstep can be poison. Poison dance is approximately 14,000 words, or 54 printed pages.
My Rating: 5/5 stars
My Review: Poison Dance is the prequel to Midnight Thief. It's about James, a young and skillful assassin. When he hears news that his Guildleader is dead, he knows that the Assassins Guild is falling apart. And when a mysterious dancer named Thalia asks for his help, he has to decide whether to fight and become the new leader, or flee away from the possible danger.
This novella was way better than I expected. I absolutely love characters like James! He's hot, smart and he can fight. He is a natural born leader, with his loyal friends following his every move. Even though hes an assassin, he isn't heartless like you'd expect a killer to be. And lets not forget Thalia, not only is she a beautiful dancer, but shes also dangerous and mysterious! I honestly fell in love with the characters in a heartbeat!
I am actually pretty sad that the main story isn't in James point of view, but if the actual book is as good as this novella then its definitely a book worth reading! If you're a fan of Throne of Glass or Grave Mercy, this is a book and novella you definitely have to read!
I better see lots of James in the actual book! Or else!