A Venom Dark And Sweet by Judy I.Lin TBR & Beyond Blog Tour ● Review

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A Venom Dark And Sweet by Judy I.Lin TBR & Beyond Blog Tour ● Review

Greetings! We bring you yet another review as part of the blog tour for “A Venom so Dark and Sweet” by Judy I.Lin.

A Venom Dark And Sweet by Judy I.Lin TBR & Beyond Blog Tour ● ReviewA Venom Dark and Sweet by Judy I. Lin
Series: The Book of Tea #2
Published on August 23, 2022 by Feiwel & Friends
provided by Netgalley, TBR&Beyond
Pages: 352
Purchase Links*:
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Epic, Young Adult Fiction / People & Places / Asia, Young Adult Fiction / Royalty

The enthralling conclusion to Judy I. Lin's Book of Tea duology—#1 New York Times bestseller A Magic Steeped in Poison and A Venom Dark and Sweet—is sure to enchant fans of Adrienne Young and Leigh Bardugo.

A great evil has come to the kingdom of Dàxi. The Banished Prince has returned to seize power, his rise to the dragon throne aided by the mass poisonings that have kept the people bound in fear and distrust.

Ning, a young but powerful shénnóng-shi—a wielder of magic using the ancient and delicate art of tea-making—has escorted Princess Zhen into exile. Joining them is the princess' loyal bodyguard, Ruyi, and Ning's newly healed sister, Shu. Together the four young women travel throughout the kingdom in search of allies to help oust the invaders and take back Zhen's rightful throne.

But the golden serpent still haunts Ning's nightmares with visions of war and bloodshed. An evil far more ancient than the petty conflicts of men has awoken, and all the magic in the land may not be enough to stop it from consuming the world...

Also in this series: A Magic Steeped in Poison
Also by this author: A Magic Steeped in Poison
Content Warnings: violence, fight scenes, witnessed torture, death, disturbing events (mutilation, body horror, forced suicide, possession, and fire).

This book was received for free from Netgalley, TBR&Beyond in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of this review.We'd like to thank the publishers and Netgalley, TBR&Beyond for the review copy.

❧ Bookish Coven Rating

4 Stars

We all believe we are at the center of the universe, but we forget we are merely specks among the stars. Moving through the streams of possible futures, sometimes colliding.”

It feels good to return to Judy I. Lin’s world; while sadly concluding this enchanting duology. After reading “Magic Steeped in Poison” I was eagerly anticipating the sequel and it didn’t disappoint.

Told by alternating POVs, Ning’s and Kang’s, we get a page turner that will keep you at the edge of your seat until that last page.

The bond of family is a kind of magic all its own.”


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About Judy I. Lin

Judy I. Lin was born in Taiwan and immigrated to Canada with her family at a young age. She grew up with her nose in a book and loved to escape to imaginary worlds. She now works as an occupational therapist, and still spends her nights dreaming up imaginary worlds of her own. She lives on the Canadian prairies with her husband and daughter. A Magic Steeped in Poison is her debut novel.

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1 year ago

This was such a good duology! Great review 🙂

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