Waiting on Wednesday - A Little Taste of Poison by R.J. Anderson

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

 Release Date: September 27, 2016
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Twelve-year-old Isaveth tries to take down the man who framed her father for murder in this lively follow-up to A Pocket Full of Murder, which Kirkus Reviews called “thoroughly entertaining.”

The city of Tarreton is powered by magic, from simple tablets that light lamps to advanced Sagery that can murder a man from afar. Isaveth has a talent for spell-making, but as a girl from a poor neighborhood she never dreamed she could study at the most exclusive magical school in the city. So when she’s offered a chance to attend, she eagerly accepts.

The school is wonderful, but old and new enemies confront Isaveth at every turn, and she begins to suspect her scholarship might be more a trap than a gift. Even her secret meetings with Esmond, her best friend and partner in crime-solving, prove risky—especially once he hatches a plan to sneak her into the biggest society event of the season. It’s their last chance to catch the corrupt politician who once framed her father for murder. How can Isaveth refuse?

R.J. Anderson's A Pocket Full of Murder was a captivating MG murder mystery, so I'm absolutely hoping the sequel, A Little Taste of Poison, lives up to predecessor. Isaveth has a talent for baking spell-tablets, and it looks like her gift will help her attend an exclusive magical school. I'm so happy for her! But also kind of worried... I mean, Tarreton is a city divided by not just Sagery and Common Magic, but also religion and social class. I can't wait to see how Isaveth overcomes these challenges in A Little Taste of Poison!

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  1. I'm not super into Middle Grade anymore, but this looks cute! I'll have to recommend it to some of my MG lovers :) Thanks for sharing!