Poison

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Kyra is a former-potioner-turned-would-be-assassin. She intends to kill the princess—her best friend since childhood, who is marked by evil. Kyra’s only help is an enchanted wee tiny piglet that magically tracks people. Which is bad enough for someone who thinks of herself as a deadly (though clumsy) assassin. And then on the road she and her pig are joined by a fellow traveler named Fred, who, like Kyra, is much more than he appears.

Bridget Zinn was a part-time librarian. Poison is her first novel.

“Extraordinary.”—Jennifer L. Holm, New York Times–bestselling author

“Don’t let the title or cover fool you! No grimdark teen fantasy or angst-y heroines here; just a frothy confection of a fairy tale…. Good silly fun—a refreshing antidote to a genre overflowing with grit and gloom.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“Zinn has crafted a marvelous tale, more Harry Potter than Twilight.”—The Horn Book