Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that features highly anticipated book releases.
Title: An Affair of Poisons
Author: Addie Thornley
Publisher: Page Street Kids
Publication Date: February 26, 2019
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 more 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?
Why am I excited?
It’s another historical fantasy set in France and I am HERE FOR IT. Plus you know the whole poison secret society murder-y rebellion vibe thing going on in this book totally caught me hook, line, and sinker. It all sounds so mysterious! Plus you know there’s going to be some romance between the poisoner and the royal bastard…
Do you enjoy historical fantasy? Is this one on your tbr? Let me know in the comments!