Title: Poison's Kiss
Author: Breeana Shields
Marinda has kissed dozens of boys. They all die afterward. It's a miserable life, but being a visha kanya (a poison maiden) is what she was created to do. Marinda serves the Raja by dispatching his enemies with only her lips as a weapon.
Until now, the men she was ordered to kiss have been strangers, enemies of the kingdom. Then she receives orders to kiss Deven, a boy she knows too well to be convinced he needs to die. She begins to question who she s really working for. And that is a thread that, once pulled, will unravel more than she can afford to lose.
This rich, surprising, and accessible debut is based in Indian folklore and delivers a story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. (taken from goodreads.com)
Why I Need It:
The first thing that caught my eye was definitely the cover and tag line. A girl who can dispatch enemies with only her lips? Heck yeah, sign me up. January can't come soon enough.