There is one book that we've been hearing about writing and blogging communities for months - Bridget Zinn's Poison (Disney-Hyperion).
Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she’s the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.
But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart . . . misses.
Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek with the king’s army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she’s not alone. She’s armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and Fred, the charming adventurer she can’t stop thinking about. Kyra is determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she be able to find and defeat the princess before Hal and the army find her?
Kyra is not your typical murderer, and she’s certainly no damsel-in-distress—she’s the lovable and quick-witted hero of this romantic novel that has all the right ingredients to make teen girls swoon.
What a fantastic synopsis, right?
What makes today's release day especially bittersweet, is the fact that Bridget Zinn passed away in 2011 after a difficult fight with colon cancer.
In honor of Poison's book birthday today readers, bloggers and member of the publishing industry are taking to their blogs and to Twitter, to celebrate Bridget's memory. If you're on Twitter today, check out the hashtag #Poison, to see the various tributes.
At 4:30 PM (EST) today, Disney-Hyperion is hosting a digital shindig to celebrate Poison's book birthday, hosted by authors who knew Bridget and other members of the writing community.
And for the next two weeks, authors and bloggers are commemorating Poison in their own ways. Authors are posting about their "poison" at this tumblr, while bloggers will be doing ongoing blog stops across the web.
We're scheduled to spotlight Poison on the 23rd, so definitely check back for that post. Until then, please check out the website for Bridget here, including links to her blog, a remembrance written by her agent, and a list of other ways you can help.