Poison’s Cage by Breeana Shields

My Rating: 4 Stars!

Publisher: Random House Children’s

Publish Date: January 16th, 2018

Number of Pages: 332 pages

Received: Netgalley provided an E-arc in exchange for and honest review.

Purchase: Amazon


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.

Opening Sentence: “It’s too beautiful to die today.”


(Spoiler free)

I honestly feel like Poison’s Cage was a huge improvement from Poison’s Kiss. I feel like the story was fleshed out much better and the motivations and diversions were much more unique. Motivations come into question in this story and the characters were easier to connect to.

I feel like the relationships became more complex and we come to find out so much more about the hardships each individual had gone through. I especially love Iyla’s perspective. I enjoyed seeing her figure out what she really wanted to do and what would be considered right for her. I loved getting into her head and seeing how she really thought about Marinda and the sacrifices she had made for her over time.

Overall, this sequel is a fitting conclusion to this duology. The progression of the characters felt authentic and I enjoyed the journey and the spy aspects to the narrative. The Poison’s Kiss duology is an enjoyable and engaging duo to read. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good fantasy.

Thanks for reading! Have you read Poison’s Kiss? What did you think of it? Let me know your thoughts down in the comments below!

-Till next time!

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