Title: Poison’s Cage
Author: Breeana Shields
Date of Publication: January 16th, 2018
An assassin becomes a spy in this heart-pounding sequel to Poison’s Kiss. Readers who love the assassin angle in Throne of Glass, the lethal touch in Shatter Me, or the high stakes of The Wrath and the Dawn will want to follow this story to the end.
A single kiss could kill. A single secret could save the kingdom.
Iyla and Marinda have killed many men together: Iyla as the seductress, Marinda as the final, poisonous kiss. Now they understand who the real enemy is—the Snake King—and together they can take him down. Both girls have felt as though they were living a lie in the past, so moving into the King’s palace and pretending to serve him isn’t as difficult as it sounds. But when you’re a spy, even secrets between friends are dangerous. And each girl has something—or someone—to lose. Does every secret, every lie, bring them closer to the truth or . . . to a trap?
In Poison’s Kiss, Marinda pulled a dangerous thread. In this sequel, it unravels to a heart-pounding conclusion.
These books aren’t my absolute favorite, but they are very entertaining. The second was just as good as the first. There were things that annoyed me as there were with book one. Butttttt there were plenty of snakes! And cute baby snakes!!!!!
So, this one was written in dual POV between Marinda and Iyla. I feel like this one would have worked better if Iyla had been written in third person, because their voices sounded so similar. Sometimes I forgot whose POV I was reading!!
Just like the first book, the romance with Marinda and Deven was pretty bland. However, I really liked Iyla and Fazel in this one. One thing that I found annoying was when Marinda had to haul butt and get things done, she was thinking about reaching out and touching Deven’s unshaven jaw! Come-the-freak-on!!!
Okay, with that out of the way, I thought the book was very well written. I loved the whole snake concept, and we get some interesting surprises—like where Fazel is from. There were a few twists… I guessed most of them, but there was one I did not guess! Overall, this was a fun duology and ended really well!
Have you read the first book?