You may remember that back in December, I wrote two posts containing my most anticipated books for early in 2022. One of the books on the fantasy list was A Magic Steeped in Poison. It’s a book with a stunning cover, and the US release of the sequel is released in August. So there won’t be a very long wait. Back then, I also said I didn’t know if this book would have a UK release date, and I can now confirm it has. It’ll be released in paperback in the UK in September! So that means that more of you will be able to enjoy this book this year.
I was lucky enough to receive an e-arc of this through NetGalley. I’m so glad that I’ve had the chance to read this because now I can wax lyrical about this story in the hopes you’ll go out and buy the book! Okay, maybe not all that lyrical, but this was a book that I am very excited about.
A Magic Steeped in Poison follows Ning. Ever since her mother died and her sister got sick due to a poison in the tea that Ning served them, she’s hated her hands. Yet her hands are the very thing that could save her sister. When they receive a letter inviting their mother’s apprentice to enter a competition to become the court Shennong-shi — a magic practitioner whose spells are enacted through tea — Ning knows she has to enter and win in the hope of winning a wish from the princess. With that wish, she could get the medical help that her sister needs. Within the walls of the court, Ning winds up tangled up within magic and intrigue both, and her attraction to a boy she meets at the market may cause her more trouble than she’d have ever expected.Continue reading “Book Review: A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin”