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March 26, 2013

Book Highlight: Poison by Bridget Zinn & Giveaway!


Poison by Bridget Zinn
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published March 12th 2013 by Disney Hyperion
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?

Kyra is not your typical murderer, and she’s certainly no damsel-in-distress—she’s the lovable and quick-witted hero of this romantic novel that has all the right ingredients to make teen girls swoon.




About Bridget Zinn

Bridget grew up in Wisconsin. She went to the county fair where she met the love of her life, Barrett Dowell. They got married right before she went in for exploratory surgery which revealed she had colon cancer. They christened that summer the "summer of love" and the two celebrated with several more weddings. Bridget continued to read and write until the day she died. Her last tweet was "Sunshine and a brand new book. Perfect."

Bridget wanted to make people laugh and hoped readers would enjoy spending time with the characters she created. As a librarian/writer she loved books with strong young women with aspirations. She also felt teens needed more humorous reads. She really wanted to write a book with pockets of warmth and happiness and hoped that her readers' copies would show the watermarks of many bath time reads.


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In honor of Bridget Zinn we are giving away a copy of POISON to one lucky commenter. 

Please note: This is an ARC copy, not a finished copy.

This giveaway is open international and all you have to do is leave a comment below. Make sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you should win. 

You can tweet about this giveaway, add the book to GoodReads, etc. Anything extra just leave in a separate comment below. 

Good  luck!



58 comments:

  1. The blurb sounds great and I LOVE the cover. Such a sad story but glad she filled her last days with happiness

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  2. It seems like a great novel! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. I would love to read this. I am so sorry this poor young woman passed away :(

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  4. I've heard a lot about this book and I'm crossing my fingers to be able to read it soon, the cover is gorgeous!
    melissa(dot)rob168(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. It has to be a great book since there is a pig on the cover! asauvageau5476@gmail.com

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  6. Sorry to hear she has passed away at such a young age. Thanks for the giveaway!

    rinib2 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  7. I've wanted to read this book for months. Every review has been stellar so far. The whole story is just so sad. Cannot wait to read it!!
    tweet:
    https://twitter.com/deadtossedwaves/status/316605472054603776

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  8. It is fantastic what everybody is doing to promote the book. It really makes me proud to be a part of the book world (albeit a small part). :-)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    pherlaithiel (at) gmail (dot) com

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  9. +JMJ+

    I've seen this book around but had not known the author's story. Requiescat in pace . . .

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  10. I've had my eye on this book for a while, never hearing the story of its author. Thank you for informing me :)

    Kemendraugh at gmail dot com

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  11. The cover is really eye-catching! I look forward to reading this :).

    jecca.0104(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I also tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/jess_uw/status/316631598835564544

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  13. I'd SO love to win this. The story sounds great. And so sad Bridget did not live to see her book published. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

    rmarma2@yahoo.com

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  14. What a beautiful cover and I love her name. My twitter is @1wren.

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  15. This sounds like a great book - love her pet pig too and the way it's almost hidden on the cover!

    Thanks,
    Leanne
    leannessf at gmail dot com

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  16. So sorry to hear about the author..
    The book sounds amazing, thank you for the giveaway!
    milkristia(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. Tweeted about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/MiltiadouK/status/316658010665660418
    and added the book on goodreads as: Kristia Miltiadou

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  18. oups the link for the tweet is: https://twitter.com/MiltiadouK/status/316665983118999552

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  19. It seems like a great novel! I would love to read this. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. Seen some awesome reviews pop up in my email on Poison and it sounds like it would be in league with some of my absolute favourite fantasy books. Really looking forward to this one!
    Gabbie-ethela AT hotmail DOT com

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  21. I didn't know Bridget passed away and it's really a bummer she couldn't see how many people are loving her book and it's not even out for a month yet! Thank you for the giveaway and I hope to read Poison soon. :)

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  22. Opp! And my email is saldelmaz@gmail.com

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  23. Everything I've heard about this book is good :) Definitely one I want to read :)

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity,
    Cassandra
    closkot at hotmail dot com

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  24. Thanks so much for the giveaway! It's so great what is being done to promote this book and get it out there! bhwrn1 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  25. This book sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing ;)

    efender1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. Woh! Why is there a pig on the cover?

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  27. I really want to read this book. :d Thanks so much for the chance to win it!!!

    tiffany.webb29@yahoo.com

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  28. I've been hearing a lot about this book- I'm thrilled to see it doing well, and hopefully it continues to get a lot of good press! Thanks for the chance to read it for myself. :)

    bethwade1 at gmail dot com

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  29. I've heard a lot about this book and I'd love to read it : )

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  30. I would love to read this book. sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. Tore923@aol.com

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  31. This is such an awesome sounding book! The cover is absolutely stunning. It is such a shame she passed before it was published. thanks for the chance to win.

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  32. This sounds like such a great story and I'm glad that everyone is trying to help get the word out about it so that even though Bridget is gone, her family can celebrate her success.

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  33. Ooh sounds intriguing! There's been a lot of hype about this book lately and I can't wait to see if it lives up to it!

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  34. I've wanted to read this since I heard about it. So sad about the author I had no idea she passed away but I'm glad she spent her days in happiness :)
    https://twitter.com/SarziiSerenity/status/316794177633517568
    sarahjanespicer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. This sounds like a great story, and I love the cover.

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  36. I shared the giveaway on FB.
    https://www.facebook.com/KinomiyaMichiru/posts/465992323471317

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  37. I really want to read this!! It sounds awesome :)

    natcleary at gmail dot com

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  38. Shared to FB https://www.facebook.com/natcleary/posts/359595700812582

    natcleary at gmail dot com

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  39. Tweeted https://twitter.com/natcleary/status/316928204772347905

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  40. Added on Goodreads as Nat Cleary

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  41. Shared to Google + https://plus.google.com/102455376284570542749/posts/ep4GcAxHYiD

    natcleary at gmail dot com

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  42. I have heard nothing but good things about this book!! Thank you for the chance to win a copy!!
    curlingupwithagoodbook@gmail.com

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  43. I've heard so many great things about this book- I can't wait to read it :D
    aircdrewood at gmail dot com

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  44. Right so here's my separate comment for the tweet I did.
    https://twitter.com/deadtossedwaves/status/316605472054603776

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  45. Pinned it on Pinterest
    http://pinterest.com/pin/187110559490652558/

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  46. Thanks! Contact me at: Darith8ly (at) yahoo (dot) com.

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/bookbrews/status/317064478535585792

    I added to Goodreads: (Username): Darith (Dan) Ly

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  47. really hope i get a chance to read this

    kmichellec87(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. I LOVE the cover and premise of this book! The author's story is one that is sad yet inspiring. Thank you for the giveaway. :)

    Yet Peng
    cypsays_hi @ hotmail.com

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  49. Tweeted this page: https://mobile.twitter.com/CYPyeti/status/317630281265868801

    Yet Peng
    cypsays_hi @ hotmail.com

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  50. Thank you so much for the giveaway! I've been wanting to read this ever since I heard about it!

    I added it to GR as Le Princess Angela of Procrastination (http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/7373882-le-princess-angela-of-procrastination)

    Angela C.
    animefreak902(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. The concept sounds intriguing and that cover is beautiful!
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

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  52. Thank you for the giveaway! I'd love to be entered.

    Please count me in. Thanks.

    avalonne83[at]yahoo[dot]it

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  53. I'd love to be entered. Thanks for the giveaway!
    kim-anhv@hotmail.com

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  54. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  55. Hello,

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  56. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  57. I'd love to be entered. Thanks for the giveaway!
    irma.jurejevcic@amis.net

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