In anticipation of the 10th anniversary of POISON STUDY by Maria V. Snyder, we’re hosting a read-along! The read-along will take place from October 1st-31st and we will be reading a few chapters a week--see the schedule below. This is a great opportunity for those of us that are hardcore fans of the series to re-read the book and for those of you that have been wanting to read the book to finally do it!
Those of you who know me well know that Maria V. Snyder was instrumental in encouraging me to write about and promote books and literacy. I can just lose myself in the action and emotion of the books she writes. They really transport me to another world. I hope you decide to come along for a ride!
We have some amazing bloggers helping host the read-along. You can participate and follow along on any of their blogs!
What would be required of you?
1. Just sign up in the Linky below and let us know you’re participating! (During the read-along you will be able to add your blog posts to a Rafflecopter for a chance to win one of the awesome giveaway prizes!)
2. Post once a week during the month of October (preferably on Friday or Saturday). The post can be about anything you’ve read that week.
3. Join the conversation on Twitter. There will be no set times, just tweet when the mood strikes, using the hashtag #PoisonStudyReadAlong
Maria will be hosting an open Q&A session on her Poison Study 10 Year Celebration Facebook Page, so if you have questions for her while reading head on over there! The characters from POISON STUDY will also be answering questions there, so feel free to stop by and ask Yelena, Valek, Ari, Janco - or anyone else you meet in POISON STUDY - anything you’d like to know. Maria will also be posting links to her website where she’ll be sharing chapter notes and hosting an exclusive giveaway!
The read-along schedule
October 4th-10th: Chapters 1-8
October 11th-17th: Chapters 9-17
October 18th-24th: Chapters 18-25
October 25th-31st: Chapters 26-32 and closing post
In conjunction with the read-along there will also be a blog tour the first two weeks of October. The read-along and blog tour will hosting the same amazing “10 prizes for 10 years” giveaway, and some of these prizes are very, very rare!
If you do not have a copy of the book, you can grab it at any book retailer. Links to where you can find it for purchase online are below.
About the Book:
Title: POISON STUDY
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Pub. Date: October 1, 2005
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Google Play, Books A Million, Book Depository, Kobo, Indiebound
Choose: A quick death . . . or slow poison.
About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.
And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.
As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren’t so clear...