by Bridget Zinn
Well then, this book was lovely. I really, really enjoyed it...but I don't have much to say about it.Summary: Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she’s the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.
But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart . . . misses.
Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek with the king’s army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she’s not alone. She’s armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and Fred, the charming adventurer she can’t stop thinking about. Kyra is determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she be able to find and defeat the princess before Hal and the army find her?
The characters were great (my favourite may or may not have been the pig, Rosie), the romance was sweet, the plot was really good and actually managed to surprise me quite a few times, and the world was awesome--I would've loved to read more stories set there.
It was just a fun, quirky book that made me laugh and made me smile a lot, and it's really, really sad that the author died before she got the chance to write more books (she would've been on my insta-read list after this one).
See, for once, I really meant it when I didn't have a lot to say. I really recommend this one, it had an Ella Enchanted kind of charm to it (light, in spite of having some darker subject matter, funny, cute, etc.). I'd rate it 4.5 stars out of 5.