An Affair of Poisons

An Affair of Poisons

Addie Thorley / Jul 19, 2019

An Affair of Poisons After unwittingly helping her mother poison King Louis XIV seventeen year old alchemist Mirabelle Monvoisin is forced to see her mother s Shadow Society in a horrifying new light they re not heroes o

  • Title: An Affair of Poisons
  • Author: Addie Thorley
  • ISBN: 1624147135
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Hardcover
  • After unwittingly helping her mother poison King Louis XIV, seventeen year old alchemist Mirabelle Monvoisin is forced to see her mother s Shadow Society in a horrifying new light they re not heroes of the people, as they ve always claimed to be, but murderers Herself included Mira tries to ease her guilt by brewing helpful curatives, but her hunger tonics and headache After unwittingly helping her mother poison King Louis XIV, seventeen year old alchemist Mirabelle Monvoisin is forced to see her mother s Shadow Society in a horrifying new light they re not heroes of the people, as they ve always claimed to be, but murderers Herself included Mira tries to ease her guilt by brewing helpful curatives, but her hunger tonics and headache remedies cannot right past wrongs or save the dissenters her mother vows to purge.Royal bastard Josse de Bourbon is kitchen boy than fils de France But when the Shadow Society assassinates the Sun King and half the royal court, he must become the prince he was never meant to be in order to save his injured sisters and the petulant Dauphin Forced to hide in the derelict sewers beneath the city, any hope of reclaiming Paris seems impossible until Josse s path collides with Mirabelle s, and he finds a surprising ally in his sworn enemy.She s a deadly poisoner He s a bastard prince Together, they form a tenuous pact to unite the commoners and former nobility against the Shadow Society But can a rebellion built on mistrust ever hope to succeed Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 400 pages Expected publication February 26th 2019 by Page Street Kids More Details ISBN 1624147135 ISBN13 9781624147135 Other Editions 3 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book An Affair of Poisons by Addie Thorley Author Release date Feb 12, 2019 She s a deadly poisoner He s a bastard prince They are sworn enemies, yet they form a tenuous pact to unite the commoners and former nobility in thi She s a deadly poisoner He s a bastard prince They are sworn enemies, yet they form a tenuous pact to unite the commoners and former nobility in this YA fantasy that reimagines the infamous 17th century murder of King Louis XIV.Enter for a chance to win a hardcover of AN AFFAIR OF POISONS This debut novelist manages to set the tone, introduce the characters, and kill the King of France all in the first chapter A fast paced and refreshing page turner School Library Journal, starred review Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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    Lists with This Book YA Debuts 2019 114 books 678 voters YA Novels 2019 Teen Content, Teen characters Check the comments 905 books 701 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter May 27, 2018 Addie Thorley added it Review from the author UPDATE 9 12 18 Check out the cover reveal and read an exclusive excerpt on Happy Ever After USA Today 6 11 18 Poisons has an official release date February 26, 2019 and it s available for PREORDER wherever books are sold Woohoo Hang on to your proof of purchase if you preorder I m designing some awesome swag and would love to send it your way More details coming soon I m SO EXCITED to share AN AFFAIR OF POISONS with you guys in February UPDATE 9 12 18 Check out the cover reveal and read an exclusive excerpt on Happy Ever After USA Today 6 11 18 Poisons has an official release date February 26, 2019 and it s available for PREORDER wherever books are sold Woohoo Hang on to your proof of purchase if you preorder I m designing some awesome swag and would love to send it your way More details coming soon I m SO EXCITED to share AN AFFAIR OF POISONS with you guys in February 2019 I ll be updating this space whenever I have news I just saw the first cover concepts and nearly died from happiness Hopefully it should be finalized and revealed in the next month or two Woohoo AN AFFAIR OF POISONS features fierce female alchemists YAY for women in science , brooding bastard princes, enemies to lovers romance, and historical events that have been flipped on their head As well as lots of magic and murder and mayhem, of course If you d like a sneak peek, check out the Pinterest inspiration board SOON flag 17 likesLike see review Jul 06, 2018 Ash rated it really liked it Shelves historical fiction, young adult, romance, fantasy ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. An atmospheric historical fantasy set during the reign of King Louis XIV with an alternate twist of events I have been anticipating this book ever since I first laid my eyes upon the summary I nearly died when I was approved for an ARC An Affair of Poisons is based on L affaire des poisons, the major murder scandal in France during the reign of King Louis XIV that resulted in 36 conspirators executed Addie Thorle ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. An atmospheric historical fantasy set during the reign of King Louis XIV with an alternate twist of events I have been anticipating this book ever since I first laid my eyes upon the summary I nearly died when I was approved for an ARC An Affair of Poisons is based on L affaire des poisons, the major murder scandal in France during the reign of King Louis XIV that resulted in 36 conspirators executed Addie Thorley envisioned an intriguing alternate history to this event which involved La Voisin and the people of Paris La Voisin was a French fortune teller, commissioned poisoner, and professional provider of alleged sorcery and became the central figure in this wicked affair Now, that is an impressive resume Some claim she s a witch Others a Saint I see no difference the people of Paris worship her either way From the very first pages, the lush descriptions and rich details depicted a dark and atmospheric tone I often forgot that I was reading young adult because there were many moments where it didn t feel that way This tense and fast paced tale is rooted in 17th century Paris on the brink of political revolution and depicted what happens when alchemist, Mirabelle and bastard princeling, Josse have to work together to stop the murder of both nobility and the common people after Mirabelle accidentally murders King Louis XIV for her mother s La Voisin Shadow Society Descriptions of alchemical magic and deadly smoke beasts gave the plot a wicked advantage.Thorley was able to keep the intensity of plot without sacrificing the character s individual, unique voice Told to us through alternating perspectives, you find yourself quickly falling in love with Mira s fierceness and courage and Josse s loyalty and commitment Together, Mira and Josse supported each other as they battled against their unique struggles of self worth, acceptance, guilt, pain, trust, and loyalty.Every character represented the hopes and struggles during this period however, the story was afflicted by flat characterization We see one side and a few traits, but most of the characters were generally the same from beginning to end There is a romance, and it is slow and gives you a feeling of sweet hope without overshadowing the plot If there is one trope that I live for it s the enemy to lover slow burning romance I d believe her capable of anything when she s grinning like that Her smile is dazzling It could set the world ablaze Overall, this is a memorable fantasy debut by Addie Thorley which tells a creative and alternate history of real life events Be sure to read Thorley s author note at the end in which she shares the real events, and where exactly her inspiration came from She also provides additional recommended reading if readers wished to learn of the Affair of the Poisons Murder, death of family, blood and illness, poverty and homelessness Official release date February 26th, 2019 The quotes in this review were taken from an ARC and are subject to change upon publication __________Pre Review Please stop what you re doing and check out the Pinterest inspiration board for this book see review from author I don t say this lightly I have found my 1 most anticipated 2019 read 3 fans face I am dying over here In complete shambles I have that feeling, right inside my chest, that is wishing I could just squeeze this book so tightly and never let go flag 13 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 14, 2018 mith marked it as to read Shelves 2019 publication Book mentions France in any form or shape or what have you Me that s it I gotta have it flag 9 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 04, 2019 latte lily rated it really liked it An Affair of Poisons is an intricate historical novel with a dash of fantasy Filled with action, a heart pounding romance, and deceit, An Affair of Poisons is a phenomenal debut novel from Addie Thorley This novel follows the journey of Mirabelle, the daughter of a woman who isn t afraid to commit murder if it benefits her, and Josse, the bastard son of a kind who feels unwanted and bitter When Mirabelle s mother murders the king and tries to rise above to become someone powerful, Mirabelle a An Affair of Poisons is an intricate historical novel with a dash of fantasy Filled with action, a heart pounding romance, and deceit, An Affair of Poisons is a phenomenal debut novel from Addie Thorley This novel follows the journey of Mirabelle, the daughter of a woman who isn t afraid to commit murder if it benefits her, and Josse, the bastard son of a kind who feels unwanted and bitter When Mirabelle s mother murders the king and tries to rise above to become someone powerful, Mirabelle and Josse find their lives entwined with the goal of ending Mirabelle s vicious mother to restore order to their country.Addie Thorley created characters with depth and plenty of room for character growth Neither Mirabelle or Josse were flawless human beings Josse was quick to anger, and Mirabelle made mistake after mistake By the end of An Affair of Poisons, these characters were far from perfect obviously , but they d grown a tremendous amount.Many historical novels are bogged down with vast amounts of useless paragraphs about nonessential ordeals, but An Affair of Poisons cuts right to the chase from chapter one Addie Thorley never added too much or too little information, and I found myself flipping through the pages of An Affair of Poisons in a record of time.While the author didn t include info dumps in An Affair of Poisons, there were scenes I found to be useless There were moments where I found myself skimming a page or two to get to a intriguing scene that would add to the story.Even though there were a few scenes I believed to be pointless, An Affair of Poisons is a solid read If you desire a historical novel with a smidge of fantasy, then you mustn t miss out on this standalone It wrapped up nicely, and I plan to read any books Addie plans to publish in the near future flag 6 likesLike see review View 1 comment Aug 23, 2018 Nafiza rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 releases, read 2018 Tense and fast paced and exquisitely researched, AN AFFAIR OF POISONS will charm any reader wanting a slice of alternate French history filled with intriguing characters and an electric romance Seriously, it s good Put it on your TBRs flag 6 likesLike see review Jan 12, 2018 Megan marked it as to read Historical fantasy And a murder scandal Set in 17th century France With an absolutely gorgeous cover SIGN ME THE HELL UP flag 6 likesLike see review Jan 12, 2018 Elise TheBookishActress marked it as releases 2019 from the blurb After unwittingly helping her mother poison King Louis XIV, 17 year old alchemist Mirabelle Monvoisin begins brewing curatives to undermine her mother s Shadow Society and help her former enemy, Josse de Bourbon, reclaim control of Paris hooooooooly shit flag 4 likesLike see review Dec 08, 2018 Sierra rated it it was amazing Shelves best of 2019, beyond favorites CONTENT WARNINGS Death of loved ones, murder, blood illness gore throughout novel, poverty and homelessness An Affair of Poisons is a masterfully crafted tale of what happens when an expert alchemist Mirabelle and royal bastard Josse who have to work together to stop the murder of both royalty and commoners after Mirabelle semi accidentally murders King Louis XIV for her mother s Shadow Society.Mirabelle and Josse each have utterly unique voices, and they re smart and capable but wait for it CONTENT WARNINGS Death of loved ones, murder, blood illness gore throughout novel, poverty and homelessness An Affair of Poisons is a masterfully crafted tale of what happens when an expert alchemist Mirabelle and royal bastard Josse who have to work together to stop the murder of both royalty and commoners after Mirabelle semi accidentally murders King Louis XIV for her mother s Shadow Society.Mirabelle and Josse each have utterly unique voices, and they re smart and capable but wait for it still act like teenagers They do reckless things and get into trouble nearly every chapter, creating tension that had me shook until the very last page I adored the discussion of parental approval and what children will do to gain that approval Even if that means, well, treason.I love alternate historical novels, because you get a glimpse into what could have been An Affair of Poisons is based on L affaire des poisons, which was a WILD event that ended up with 36 conspirators executed Also, can we discuss how perfect the cover is It s perfect I cannot WAIT to get the hardcover in my hands The lush descriptions, fantastical elements, and slow burn romance mix better than some of Mirabelle s alchemy experiments love ya, Mira , painting a backdrop of a time where magic flowed freely, the monarchy was despised, and Paris was on the cusp of revolution Addie Thorley is a talent to watch, and I m so excited to see what she creates next flag 3 likesLike see review Sep 05, 2018 Heather rated it it was amazing Mistakes cannot be undone, but in Addie Thorley s AN AFFAIR OF POISONS, they make for a strikingly dark opening From the very first pages, the beautiful descriptions set a tone both somber and hopeful, which Thorley threads through the whole of the story Mirabelle is an alchemist, used by her mother to poison King Louis XIV, and from this startling event, the Shadow Society takes control of Paris Aligning with Josse, a bastard prince, Mira must keep her secrets close while forming a plan to s Mistakes cannot be undone, but in Addie Thorley s AN AFFAIR OF POISONS, they make for a strikingly dark opening From the very first pages, the beautiful descriptions set a tone both somber and hopeful, which Thorley threads through the whole of the story Mirabelle is an alchemist, used by her mother to poison King Louis XIV, and from this startling event, the Shadow Society takes control of Paris Aligning with Josse, a bastard prince, Mira must keep her secrets close while forming a plan to save the people both commoners and nobility.What intrigued me most about this story was Thorley s imagination and the way she envisioned an alternate history for La Voisin and all of France So creative, so well researched This book will bewitch you, as if you ve taken a literary love potion flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 16, 2019 Jenni Walsh rated it it was amazing Shelves historical fiction, 2019, novel19s I m familiar with the real life affair of poison scandal so I was very eager to pick up Addie Thorley s An Affair of Poisons Her alt history rendition did not disappoint The novel is well researched, beautifully written, and impeccably paced I urge all fantasy fans and historical fans to pick it up Read it Love it This book is very very good flag 2 likesLike see review Sep 06, 2018 Katie Zhao rated it it was amazing Everyone, do not miss out on this YA historical fantasy come February 2019 Filled with beautiful prose and amazing worldbuilding set in French history, An Affair of Poisons is a fast paced and gripping read that sucks you in and doesn t let you go until it s over I m still reeling from this book The main character is an alchemist named Mirabelle who ends up poisoning the king from then on her role in the Shadow Society, and a rebellion, is solidified I swoooooned over the bastard prince Joss Everyone, do not miss out on this YA historical fantasy come February 2019 Filled with beautiful prose and amazing worldbuilding set in French history, An Affair of Poisons is a fast paced and gripping read that sucks you in and doesn t let you go until it s over I m still reeling from this book The main character is an alchemist named Mirabelle who ends up poisoning the king from then on her role in the Shadow Society, and a rebellion, is solidified I swoooooned over the bastard prince Josse and his slow burn romance with Mirabelle I love that the magic system is based off of potions and that the book is rooted in very real, historical events and political revolution seriously, how cool is that Most of all, I love stories with strong female heroines who come to own themselves and take charge of something bigger than themselves which we see Mirabelle do exceptionally well over the course of this book If all that sounds up your alley, definitely don t miss out on An Affair of Poisons I can t wait for it to debut and to see how Addie s writing career takes off flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 05, 2018 Mara Rutherford rated it it was amazing What a delightful book I happened to be in Paris while I was reading it, and the author did such a wonderful job of bringing the city to life Romance, action, and beautiful writing I loved it flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 15, 2018 Kristin rated it it was amazing NO SPOILERS I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of An Affair of Poisons I am a big fan of historical fiction, and after reading the blurb had pretty high expectations I was not disappointed The pacing was awesome, I couldn t put it down The characters are well developed, and I just loved Mirabelle Such a complex and likeable character The story did not move in a predictable young adult fiction manner There are surprises you might not expect, which I found refreshing for young NO SPOILERS I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of An Affair of Poisons I am a big fan of historical fiction, and after reading the blurb had pretty high expectations I was not disappointed The pacing was awesome, I couldn t put it down The characters are well developed, and I just loved Mirabelle Such a complex and likeable character The story did not move in a predictable young adult fiction manner There are surprises you might not expect, which I found refreshing for young adult fiction Do yourself a favor and read this flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 30, 2018 B rated it really liked it Very good book Review to come flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 21, 2018 Amanda MetalPhantasmReads rated it really liked it I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a free and honest review All thoughts are my own This was such a fun and cool alternate historical take of Paris I loved the alchemy poison, smoke beasts and bloody intrigue Review is now on the blog flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 09, 2018 Madalyn Novel Ink added it Shelves 2019, netgalley, did not finish DNF 51%I tried so hard, y all, but I just cannot get into this one It felt very formulaic, and the pacing was unbearably slow Overall, not a bad book, but a mediocre one, imo flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 20, 2018 Chloe rated it really liked it Spoiler free, 3.75 stars Poisons and a girl who unwittingly murders a king I was definitely interested when I read that I was lucky enough to receive and ARC from the publisher which is nuts and I still can t quite wrap my brain around , so thank you to Page Street Kids For the first 50ish pages of this book, I wasn t sure if I was going to like it The pacing was off and I had a hard time getting used to the writing The beginning is a lot of set up and a bit of an information dump, but Spoiler free, 3.75 stars Poisons and a girl who unwittingly murders a king I was definitely interested when I read that I was lucky enough to receive and ARC from the publisher which is nuts and I still can t quite wrap my brain around , so thank you to Page Street Kids For the first 50ish pages of this book, I wasn t sure if I was going to like it The pacing was off and I had a hard time getting used to the writing The beginning is a lot of set up and a bit of an information dump, but once everything gets settled and the main plotlines kick in, I really started to enjoy it.While historical fiction and I don t always get along, I really did enjoy this one It leans heavily on the fantasy elements The use of alchemy and a little bit of magic were really awesome and I liked how they tied in to the story I also wasn t aware of the historical events this book is based on, which probably helped me enjoy it.The romance was also a highlight for me I was starting to think I wasn t as big as a fan of the enemies to lovers trope as I thought, but I just like it when it s done well And this is done well The tension between the two characters and their snipes at each other were fantastic I would honestly read a book about their everyday lives together.I personally feel like at parts, the emotional aspect could have been heightened There were parts that I could see were supposed to be heartbreaking but I didn t really feel it Part of it could be there was big tragedy after big tragedy and they weren t treated like a big tragedy for long enough I found myself being surprised at stuff that happened, because I didn t feel like it was necessary Plus, I feel some of them were brushed over While I know things have to move on, I don t think the amount of grief some characters felt correlated with what happened.I fell in love with Mirabelle and Josse I loved both of their characters so much They both have POVs and while they are both fighting for the same thing, they both have different journeys to go on I really enjoyed how they had their own issues and their own sense of self, while their stories also intertwined with each other I think it was masterfully done and I feel like the story was significantly strengthened by being inside both of their heads.I had a few issues with this book, but I did really, really like I enjoyed myself enough to ignore the issues I had flag Like see review Dec 28, 2018 Allisa White rated it it was amazing Shelves fantasy, historical fiction, romance, wish list, ya I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for an honest opinion This alternate history begs the question what if Louis the XIV has really been assassinated during the scandal called The Affair of the Poisons I had no idea of this event in history, and I enjoyed reading about it, then researching it after I finished and the author s note at the end provided some wonderful details in the changes she made Like all good historical fiction, this book completely immersed I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for an honest opinion This alternate history begs the question what if Louis the XIV has really been assassinated during the scandal called The Affair of the Poisons I had no idea of this event in history, and I enjoyed reading about it, then researching it after I finished and the author s note at the end provided some wonderful details in the changes she made Like all good historical fiction, this book completely immersed me in the time period The prose was lush and gorgeous I just couldn t get enough of Thorley s descriptions They weren t long and drawn out descriptions either, but they weave into the story and action beautifully Speaking of action, this book has it, and lots of it I couldn t put it down The pacing was perfect, not too slow at the slower moments, not too fast in those parts either There are some sword fights, magical smoke monsters because this book has some fantastical elements , nail biting alchemical scenes, and beautiful moments of character development I instantly fell in love with Thorley s two main characters, Mirabelle and Josse Mirabelle is kind hearted, yet determined, clear minded, and dang smart Her POV instantly hooked me, and I couldn t help but cheer for her throughout the book And Josse I didn t realize this was a dual POV when I picked it up, but he was so wonderful He is prideful, cunning, and kind, perfectly flawed in the best way His character arc was definitely my favorite This is a dual POV first person novel, but I didn t feel lost among the POVs Their voices were very distinct The romance, while predictable, was sweet I totally ship it It also didn t take over the story, which I really appreciated I could probably say note, but instead, I m going to tell you, go read the book It was such an unexpected little success for me, and I m going to recommend it like crazy If anyone likes 1660 s Paris with alchemy, poison, a hint of magic, and a lot of intrigue, this book is for you flag Like see review Dec 06, 2018 Danielle Stinson rated it it was amazing I knew from the description that AN AFFAIR OF POISONS was going to be a special book I just didn t realize how special it was going to be Other people have given amazing plot descriptions on here, so I will just skip to the part where I talk about all the parts of this book that I loved Warning, there are a lot of them.This book starts fast and never lets up Within the first two chapters, Addie Thorley made me fall in love with her main characters it s dual pov and ripped the world out fro I knew from the description that AN AFFAIR OF POISONS was going to be a special book I just didn t realize how special it was going to be Other people have given amazing plot descriptions on here, so I will just skip to the part where I talk about all the parts of this book that I loved Warning, there are a lot of them.This book starts fast and never lets up Within the first two chapters, Addie Thorley made me fall in love with her main characters it s dual pov and ripped the world out from under them This book wastes no time getting to the action, but it never sacrifices character development or authenticity for plot Rather, the two work together to create a sublime level of tension that is sustained throughout the novel.This novel is magical and historical The setting and atmosphere are rich with texture and detail Thorley writes with a lush and graceful style that sweeps you along It is beautiful and always perfectly suited to the moment One of my favorite aspects of this story were the characters themselves We had two extremely strong main characters in Mira and Josse Their voices were compelling and completely distinct I loved them equally, and I was invested in them from the very beginning But just as strong were all the secondary characters Thornley gave them all a depth and authenticity and lovely flaws that had me flipping through the pages to find out what happened to them Not an easy thing to do with a cast this size The relationship between Josse and Mira was a beautiful thing to read Their dialogue was snappy and had me smiling to myself, but it was than that and the physical chemistry between them Throughout the course of the books, we are able to see their respect and affection for one another GROW There was a genuine emotional connection between them that had me cheering for them so hard This book is full of rich atmosphere, action, romance, and a large cast of wonderful, well drawn characters It wills steal your heart and your breath, but it will also have you asking yourself some big questions about regime change and power, ends and means So basically what I m saying is get this book Just do it flag Like see review Jan 13, 2019 KayCee K rated it really liked it Shelves liked, netgalley, read in 2019 I love anything that is inspired or based off of real historical events So, once I read about An Affair of Poisons I knew I had to read this book I enjoyed it, I had fun with it For me, the lead characters had a good building up to there relationship that it was easy to cheer for them The way Thorley wrote their build up was delightful, are they, are they not I wasn t surprised by every single twist that happened, but that didn t take away from the joy I had while reading This story, for m I love anything that is inspired or based off of real historical events So, once I read about An Affair of Poisons I knew I had to read this book I enjoyed it, I had fun with it For me, the lead characters had a good building up to there relationship that it was easy to cheer for them The way Thorley wrote their build up was delightful, are they, are they not I wasn t surprised by every single twist that happened, but that didn t take away from the joy I had while reading This story, for me, was about the characters and not just the plot I cared what happened to these characters from the king s death to the fight against the Shadow Society There was one scene that lost a character that did hurt, I felt my eyes burn with a few tears Family plays such a strong role in this book, it s nice to see two different kinds of family, and how each side deals with these problems differently Historical France is a beautiful place yet bloody place through the eyes of Addie Thorley Enemies fall in love, glorious descriptions, fantasy elements, what could you want in a historical event inspired by L affaire des poisons I was given a NetGallley ARC, this is 100% an honest review flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 20, 2018 Claire Bartlett rated it it was amazing Shelves elements of excellence, fantasy, historical fantasy, ya It looks like French historical fantasies are having a moment It s wonderful to see how different authors take on historical fantasy In AN AFFAIR OF POISONS, magic can be created, and Mirabelle is its master She makes poisons and magic for her mother, La Voison, and the secretive Shadow Society Mira thinks that her work helps women who suffer under their male relatives but her mother doesn t tell her what she s really working towards Not until La Voison kills King Louis XIV, overthrows th It looks like French historical fantasies are having a moment It s wonderful to see how different authors take on historical fantasy In AN AFFAIR OF POISONS, magic can be created, and Mirabelle is its master She makes poisons and magic for her mother, La Voison, and the secretive Shadow Society Mira thinks that her work helps women who suffer under their male relatives but her mother doesn t tell her what she s really working towards Not until La Voison kills King Louis XIV, overthrows the court and establishes the Shadow Society as the new government If Mira wants to put things right and overthrow the increasingly oppressive regime, she has to work with the royal children of the deceased king and find antidotes to her mother s most dangerous recipes.Addie Thorley gives us spooky Paris nights and a beautifully terrifying magic, with a story that kept me turning the proverbial pages I loved Josse, the brash bastard son of Louis XIV All the characters felt alive on the page, and the writing was vivid and transporting This story will be perfect for fans of atmospheric, fast paced fantasy and alternate history flag Like see review Dec 25, 2018 Alexis rated it really liked it This book blew me away I wasn t sure what I was getting myself into when I started it but within pages I was hooked and racing against time to get to the final chapter This book was incredible From the writing to the characters An Affair of Poisons was a magical re imagining of the past that hooks you until the final line.One of my favorite things about this book were the two main characters Mirabelle and Josse The book is told through their separate point of views, which was a writing deci This book blew me away I wasn t sure what I was getting myself into when I started it but within pages I was hooked and racing against time to get to the final chapter This book was incredible From the writing to the characters An Affair of Poisons was a magical re imagining of the past that hooks you until the final line.One of my favorite things about this book were the two main characters Mirabelle and Josse The book is told through their separate point of views, which was a writing decision I loved The brains of these characters were interesting to read from and I liked their morally gray personalities Mirabelle was hard, independent, and snappy I loved her I loved her strength and delving into her softer side I loved Josse for his softness, his loyalty, his determination These characters brought out the best in each other and I liked seeing their hate to love romance grow Seriously, the bond between these characters is so sweet and pure and I loved them They work so well together So freakin cute Speaking of the characters, the development in this book is fantastic The characters each grow in their own ways and become better by the end of the book I loved how they were designed and brought to life through this story I felt like I got to know Mirabelle and Josse very deeply and their journey was a joy to read.The plot itself took a lot of directions, it s a long winding road without a clear destination but I thought it worked well The story was clearly character driven above all else so the plot mirrors their actions than it leads them I m a lover of character driven stories and it was interesting to see Mirabelle and Josse lead this story in different directions as they became different people Scratch that, it was than interesting It was well developed, immersive, and breathtakingly magical.The only thing this book lacked was depth in it s world building I simply wish there had been and that some aspects would have had explanation such as the shadow society I did feel like it was ever well defined and I was at times confused about the limits of the world I thought the alchemy in this book was a lot of fun to read about but I wish there would have been established boundaries when the story was developed.I really loved this book It was quick, fun, magical, and had a lot of interesting elements that made it unique I highly recommend this book to anyone who is thinking about picking it up This magical story is one worth reading.I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review, opinions are all my own.Review originally from my blog flag Like see review May 01, 2018 Erin Cashman rated it it was amazing Shelves young adult, romance, fantasy I was so fortunate to read an ARC of an Affair of Poisons and I adored this thrilling, romantic YA historical fantasy In this gripping reimagining of an infamous 17th century murder scandal in France, the main character, alchemist Mirabelle, is tricked into helping her mother and her Shadow Society poison the King of France There is so much to love about An Affair of Poisons The writing is absolutely beautiful, and the setting is so atmospheric I felt as though I had stepped back in time I was so fortunate to read an ARC of an Affair of Poisons and I adored this thrilling, romantic YA historical fantasy In this gripping reimagining of an infamous 17th century murder scandal in France, the main character, alchemist Mirabelle, is tricked into helping her mother and her Shadow Society poison the King of France There is so much to love about An Affair of Poisons The writing is absolutely beautiful, and the setting is so atmospheric I felt as though I had stepped back in time to 17th century France The fast paced plot and dangerous stakes drew me in and kept me flying through the pages, and I loved watching Mirabelle grow and change from a young woman in the shadows herself, desperate for her mother s rare approval, to a woman who takes charge of her own fate, and refuses to be a pawn of either her mother or of the Shadow Society The rivals to lovers romance was so well done, and royal bastard Jossee de Bourbon was Mirabelle s perfect match I highly recommend this wonderful debut flag Like see review May 24, 2018 Maria rated it it was amazing Based on the actual Affair of the Poisons, AN AFFAIR OF POISONS sweeps the reader back to 1679 Paris and a heart stopping battle for power The story immerses the reader in an alternate history where potions determine the fate of France, while maintaining plenty actual history to recreate seventeenth century French life in rich detail Thorley alternates between Mirabelle s and Josse s point of view, encouraging the reader to cheer on the rebels as they confront seemingly insurmountable odds Th Based on the actual Affair of the Poisons, AN AFFAIR OF POISONS sweeps the reader back to 1679 Paris and a heart stopping battle for power The story immerses the reader in an alternate history where potions determine the fate of France, while maintaining plenty actual history to recreate seventeenth century French life in rich detail Thorley alternates between Mirabelle s and Josse s point of view, encouraging the reader to cheer on the rebels as they confront seemingly insurmountable odds Though the reader will surely admire Josse s loyalty to and love for his sisters, Mirabelle is the star of the book With her fierce spirit and courageous heart, she is willing to sacrifice almost anything for what she believes A must read for all searching for a YA alternative history complete with magic, a page turning plot, and swoon worthy characters flag Like see review Jan 24, 2019 Caroline Williams rated it it was amazing This was a great story and I thoroughly enjoyed it It is a beautifully crafted tale with some fiction and historical background woven into it I really felt like I was a part of the story and the struggles the characters faced So much so that I was sad to see this story end Really though, when I got to the end of the story, I really felt as thought it was just beginning That is the Pisces in me, the hopeless romantic But what I mean is that, through this book you see both of these characte This was a great story and I thoroughly enjoyed it It is a beautifully crafted tale with some fiction and historical background woven into it I really felt like I was a part of the story and the struggles the characters faced So much so that I was sad to see this story end Really though, when I got to the end of the story, I really felt as thought it was just beginning That is the Pisces in me, the hopeless romantic But what I mean is that, through this book you see both of these characters go through so much and most of it together so that when the end comes, they have stumbled upon what they were looking for all along It is the recipe for what all of us search for in life pure happiness read my full review here flag Like see review Nov 04, 2018 Kalyn Josephson rated it it was amazing I was delighted by this book.Thorley takes the backdrop of a momentous event and makes it intensely personal for two very different but equally as lovable MCs Josse is a little hotheaded with a big heart and a royal chip on his shoulder, and Mirabelle is haunted by a past she refuses to let be her future Both have to work through very personal battles in order to succeed in the larger war, and that includes learning to work together Which, if you ve read the description, is not going to be ve I was delighted by this book.Thorley takes the backdrop of a momentous event and makes it intensely personal for two very different but equally as lovable MCs Josse is a little hotheaded with a big heart and a royal chip on his shoulder, and Mirabelle is haunted by a past she refuses to let be her future Both have to work through very personal battles in order to succeed in the larger war, and that includes learning to work together Which, if you ve read the description, is not going to be very easy considering their extremely different backgrounds Cue banter, of which every line I loved 3 Plus, I m a huge fan of alchemy based magic systems, and this was no different You definitely want to add this tense, fast paced debut to your TBR It s fantastic flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 29, 2018 Samantha Hastings rated it it was amazing They say we pick our own poison and I would definitely pick this one It is an unforgettable historical fiction story set during the reign of Louis XIV with a magical twist.What I loved 1 A very capable and clever heroine who happens to by an alchemist.2 The royal hero wasn t a prince and he was struggling with his own identity.3 The different family dynamics and sibling rivalries Something I think all all teens can relate to 4 La Voisin, a real historical figure and the use of potions and They say we pick our own poison and I would definitely pick this one It is an unforgettable historical fiction story set during the reign of Louis XIV with a magical twist.What I loved 1 A very capable and clever heroine who happens to by an alchemist.2 The royal hero wasn t a prince and he was struggling with his own identity.3 The different family dynamics and sibling rivalries Something I think all all teens can relate to 4 La Voisin, a real historical figure and the use of potions and poisons for political change.5 The setting of Paris and the disparity between the classes.6 The slow boiling romance.All of these ingredients form the perfect potion for a fast plotted story that will seep through your soul like poison flag Like see review Oct 08, 2018 Jodie Lynn Zdrok rated it it was amazing Thorley s AN AFFAIR OF POISONS is a magical trip through 17th century Paris, evoking the sociopolitical tensions of the era with thoughtful, captivating imagery Alchemy is the central thread throughout, and that s where Thorley s creativity shines, opening up possibilities while also putting obstacles before the protagonist Thorley juggles a number of relationships in the book, all of which provide character nuance to satisfying effect POISONS is an entertaining ride through the tunnels and s Thorley s AN AFFAIR OF POISONS is a magical trip through 17th century Paris, evoking the sociopolitical tensions of the era with thoughtful, captivating imagery Alchemy is the central thread throughout, and that s where Thorley s creativity shines, opening up possibilities while also putting obstacles before the protagonist Thorley juggles a number of relationships in the book, all of which provide character nuance to satisfying effect POISONS is an entertaining ride through the tunnels and streets of Paris that will make you wish alchemy was real just wait until you read about those smoke beasts Note I received an advanced review copy of AN AFFAIR OF POISONS flag Like see review Jan 16, 2019 USOM rated it really liked it Disclaimer I received this free book from Netgalley This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest An Affair of Poisons is this historical fantasy mixture combining historical detail and simmering revolution, with smoke creatures and alchemy One of the central issues within the book is when our good intentions go astray Science and innovation are powerful forces to behold But it s terrifying to witness our own creations turned not only against us, but against our very intent Disclaimer I received this free book from Netgalley This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest An Affair of Poisons is this historical fantasy mixture combining historical detail and simmering revolution, with smoke creatures and alchemy One of the central issues within the book is when our good intentions go astray Science and innovation are powerful forces to behold But it s terrifying to witness our own creations turned not only against us, but against our very intentions Even than that, An Affair of Poisons grapples with the idea of limiting ourselves and of defying everything around us, to become who we truly are flag Like see review Dec 25, 2018 Rachel rated it really liked it Big thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC in exchange for an honest review This book took me awhile to get into, but once I was hooked I just could not stop reading I loved the way the author entwined actual history with a fictional romance and magic Both the hero and heroine were multi dimensional and contributed their own strengths to the story I love the way the book ended, but I almost wish there would be a second one so I could spend time with these characters and the Big thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC in exchange for an honest review This book took me awhile to get into, but once I was hooked I just could not stop reading I loved the way the author entwined actual history with a fictional romance and magic Both the hero and heroine were multi dimensional and contributed their own strengths to the story I love the way the book ended, but I almost wish there would be a second one so I could spend 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        Addie Thorley spent her childhood playing soccer, riding horses, and scribbling stories After graduating from the University of Utah with a degree in journalism, she decided hard news didn t contain enough magic and kissing, so she flung herself into the land of fiction and never looked back She now lives in Princeton, New Jersey with her husband, daughter, and wolf dog, and when she s not wri Addie Thorley spent her childhood playing soccer, riding horses, and scribbling stories After graduating from the University of Utah with a degree in journalism, she decided hard news didn t contain enough magic and kissing, so she flung herself into the land of fiction and never looked back She now lives in Princeton, New Jersey with her husband, daughter, and wolf dog, and when she s not writing she can be found gallivanting in the woods or galloping around the barn where she works as a horse trainer and exercise rider AN AFFAIR OF POISONS is her debut novel You can find her online at addiethorley or on Twitter addiethorley


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    1. UPDATE 9 12 18 Check out the cover reveal and read an exclusive excerpt on Happy Ever After USA Today 6 11 18 Poisons has an official release date February 26, 2019 and it s available for PREORDER wherever books are sold Woohoo Hang on to your proof of purchase if you preorder I m designing some awesome swag and would love to send it your way More details coming soon I m SO EXCITED to share AN AFFAIR OF POISONS with you guys in February UPDATE 9 12 18 Check out the cover reveal and read an exclu [...]


    2. ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. An atmospheric historical fantasy set during the reign of King Louis XIV with an alternate twist of events I have been anticipating this book ever since I first laid my eyes upon the summary I nearly died when I was approved for an ARC An Affair of Poisons is based on L affaire des poisons, the major murder scandal in France during the reign of King Louis XIV that resulted in 36 conspirators executed Addie Thor [...]



    3. An Affair of Poisons is an intricate historical novel with a dash of fantasy Filled with action, a heart pounding romance, and deceit, An Affair of Poisons is a phenomenal debut novel from Addie Thorley This novel follows the journey of Mirabelle, the daughter of a woman who isn t afraid to commit murder if it benefits her, and Josse, the bastard son of a kind who feels unwanted and bitter When Mirabelle s mother murders the king and tries to rise above to become someone powerful, Mirabel [...]


    4. Tense and fast paced and exquisitely researched, AN AFFAIR OF POISONS will charm any reader wanting a slice of alternate French history filled with intriguing characters and an electric romance Seriously, it s good Put it on your TBRs.


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    6. from the blurb After unwittingly helping her mother poison King Louis XIV, 17 year old alchemist Mirabelle Monvoisin begins brewing curatives to undermine her mother s Shadow Society and help her former enemy, Josse de Bourbon, reclaim control of Paris hooooooooly shit


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