The Kinder Poison (The Kinder Poison #1) by Natalie Mae – A Quick + Fun Read (ARC Review)

*Thank you so much to Penguin Teen for giving me an ARC in exchange for an honest review!!*

Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 4.5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review in a Nutshell: The Kinder Poison surprised me with it’s humor and addictive qualities.

“All good stories start with bad decisions.”

[Related: Review + Giveaway: A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown (Blog Tour)]

Release Date: 6/16/2020
Publisher: Razorbill
Page Count: 416

The Kinder Poison follows Zahru, a girl who sneaks into the palace to enjoy a celebration, but finds herself chosen to be the human sacrifice, and caught in a dangerous game between the heirs to the throne.

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The Kinder Poison is a fantastic debut novel. The world building is interesting and immersive, with fascinating mythology and a fun magic system. Fun is probably the word I would say best describes this book- from the writing style, to the plot and the characters- it was a fun ride.

The writing style was easy to jump into, but what I loved most was the sarcastic tone. It brought a lot of humor to the book that I didn’t expect, and I’m obsessed with it. The writing style also lends itself well to the fast pace of the book. From page one I was hooked, and I continued to be hooked until I finished it. And that ending? Let’s just say I’m very excited for the sequel.

Now, for my favorite part, the characters. I really enjoyed the cast of characters we got to know over the course of this book. Zahru is an amazing heroine. Her desire for adventure is unmatched, and her friendship with Hen is such a great part of this book.

We had a lot of morally grey characters, which is my favorite thing, and I really enjoyed learning the histories and backstories of the characters we meet. Also, there’s a great romance building. It does feature a love triangle, but so far I don’t hate it!

“No matter what you’re born to, you can be more.”


Pros- great writing style, strong characters, interesting world
Cons- love triangle, world-building could be a little less vague
Overall- 4.5/5 stars
The Kinder Poison was an amazing read and I am so excited to see where the series goes!!

If You Liked The Kinder Poison, I’d Recommend:

What’s your favorite book with a sarcastic tone?

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