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Author: Zinn, Bridget
When sixteen-year-old Kyra, a potions master, tries to save her kingdom by murdering the princess, who is also her best friend, the poisoned dart misses its mark and Kyra becomes a fugitive, pursued by the King's army and her ex-boyfriend Hal.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG+
Reading Level: 5.20
Points: 9.0 Quiz: 156966
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 6-8
Reading Level: 4.60
Points: 16.0 Quiz: 60154
School Library Journal (00/06/13)
The Hornbook (00/03/13)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 06/01/2013 Gr 6–9—Sixteen-year-old Kyra is on the run. She may be one of the Kingdom of Mohr's most highly skilled potions masters, but she has also just tried-and failed-to poison Princess Ariana. And Kyra is determined to finish her mission even if it means killing her best friend. There's no room for companions or pets on this desperate quest, so how is it that she's wound up with an adorable pig and an adventurer who's too charming for his own good? In order to save her kingdom from a nefarious plot, Kyra will have to come to terms with all the gifts she possesses (including the strange visions that spur her actions on) and reveal a dangerous plot before it destroys everything she loves. Filled with unexpected twists, this frothy fantasy adventure offers readers a story with plenty of action, engaging humor, and a dollop of romance. While readers looking for complex, multilayered plots may find the characterization and world-building on the thin side, many young teen and tween fantasy fans are likely to snap up this quick read with a feisty heroine.—Stephanie Whelan, New York Public Library - Copyright 2013 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.