Poison Study - Maria V. Snyder Yelena is a prisoner set for execution when she gets a reprieve to become the food taster for the head of the government. It takes a special talent to be able to discern poisons and she is very good at it. Unfortunately, she has magical abilities,which are forbidden in her country, and powerful enemies to boot. As the book unfolds she overcomes trials, makes friends, and learns to survive.
I am rating this book 3 stars. I think it is a young adult book, so it was an easy read. I enjoyed the characters, the interplay, and the eventual outcome, though the book was a bit predictable. I am still looking forward to reading the sequel, though, to see what happens to Yelena and her friends, and who the next set of enemies will be.