Friday, March 15, 2019

The Deepest Poison by Beth Cato

Octavia Leander, a young healer with incredible powers, has found her place among Miss Percival's medicians-in-training. Called to the frontlines of a never-ending war between Caskentia and the immoral Wasters, the two women must uncover the source of a devastating illness that is killing thousands of soldiers. But when Octavia's natural talents far outshine her teacher's, jealousy threatens to destroy their relationship—as time runs out to save the encampment.

Fans of Beth Cato's debut, The Clockwork Dagger, will love this journey into Octavia's past—as well as an exclusive excerpt from the sequel, The Clockwork Crown!

(Synopsis from Goodreads). 

My Thoughts:
Usually I'm not a big fan of reading half books in a series (0.5, 1.5, 2.5, etc etc). I find them to be random filler just used to make money off of a series that fans love ninety-nine percent of the time. On a whim, I decided to pick The Deepest Poison, which is book 0.5 in the Clockwork Dagger series because I needed something to increase my Goodreads challenge. I'm glad I did. I was shocked to find that I loved it.

The Deepest Poison has slightly changed my mind about how I feel about half books in a series. For being just a few pages, it had a fascinating plot that I found intriguing. The book also did well with making the magic system easy to understand without fully explaining it. I found it to be incredibly intriguing. I was pulled into the world immediately. Lastly, I was shocked that I found myself actually caring a lot about the characters. For only having a short time to be introduced to them, I found myself dying to know what was going to happen to them. By the end of the book, I felt connected to both of them, and wanted to read more about their lives.

For being such a short novella, I was surprised how much I loved The Deepest Poison. Even though it was so short, it packed a powerful punch. It made me want to be more open minded about reading half books in a series, even though I usually dislike them. As soon as I finish typing this review, I plan on binge reading the rest of The Clockwork Dagger series. I want to learn more about these characters, and about this intriguing world.  

I give The Deepest Poison: 5/5.

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I received this book from the publisher, via Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

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