Audiobook Review: An Affair of Poisons by Addie Thorley

Crushed on by Christy Jane, on May 8, 2019, in Reviews / 0 Comments

Audiobook Review: An Affair of Poisons by Addie Thorley

Look, I know I am about to give you a 5 star review for a FANTASY novel but just think about that for a minute – there’s a fantasy book I loved enough to give it five stars. Yep. Check out my thoughts on An Affair of Poisons below!


The cover of this book originally drew me in. SO DANG SHINY. But I also love that it’s a standalone, something we almost never see outside of contemporary. An Affair of Poisons has a clear set up, enough action to keep you roped in, and a solid ending that leaves you satisfied.

Oh, and dual POV narration (fab audiobook!).

Besides that, here are a few reasons why I loved this book:

  1. Dragons. THERE ARE DRAGONS. That sounds so random for a story where the royalty is being murdered by poison I was like a kid in the candy store for the dragons.
  2. A bastard with a heart of gold. I loved how Josse cared for his sisters through the story. I also cheered for the romance, not going to lie.
  3. Villains being villains. Let the bad guys be bad. The villain in this story reminded me of Levana in Fairest and I am here for it.
  4. Alchemy. I will basically read anything with alchemy in it. 

So if this sounds like your jam, put it on your TBR. I haven’t read anything else quite like it and I’m a little sad that it’s a standalone!


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