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After unwittingly helping her mother poison King Louis XIV, seventeen-year-old alchemist Mirabelle Monvoisin is forced to see her mother’s Shadow Society in a horrifying new light: they’re not heroes of the people, as they’ve always claimed to be, but murderers. Herself included. Mira tries to ease her guilt by brewing helpful curatives, but her hunger tonics and headache remedies cannot right past wrongs or save the dissenters her mother vows to purge.

Royal bastard Josse de Bourbon is more kitchen boy than fils de France. But when the Shadow Society assassinates the Sun King and half the royal court, he must become the prince he was never meant to be in order to save his injured sisters and the petulant Dauphin. Forced to hide in the derelict sewers beneath the city, any hope of reclaiming Paris seems impossible—until Josse’s path collides with Mirabelle’s, and he finds a surprising ally in his sworn enemy.

She's a deadly poisoner. He's a bastard prince. Together, they form a tenuous pact to unite the commoners and former nobility against the Shadow Society. But can a rebellion built on mistrust ever hope to succeed?

An Affair of Poisons 
Publisher: Page Street Kids 
Release Date: February 26th 2019 
Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Fantasy 


An Affair of Poisons is loosely based on the real life events of La Voisin and the Affaire des Poisons scandal back in the late 17th Century in Paris, France. Mirabelle is the daughter of one of the most influential society members. This book is very dark. This very fast paced tale definitely tells the story of Mirabelle and Josse, who are working together to try to start senseless murders from happening. When Mirabelle accidentally murders King Louis XIV for her mother and her mother's society, Mirabelle wants nothing more than to stop what is going on.

The characters were extremely interesting in Affair of Poisons. I really enjoyed the relationship that Josse had with his sisters. This is the one thing that I really wish the reader got more of. I would have loved to see more of Josse and his sisters. I thought the romance in the story was slow burning. It is also a really sweet romance. All the characters has really good personalities. I think that is what kept the book going.

I thought an Affair of Poisons by Addie Thorley was a pretty good debut novel. It was pretty interesting to read and the characters make the book. Definitely check it out.

Favorite Quotes:

"Some claim she's a witch. Others a Saint. I see no difference; the people of Paris worship her either way."

"I'd believe her capable of anything when she's grinning like that. Her smile is dazzling. it could set the world ablaze."


Addie is hosting a pre-order campaign by giving away several bundles on her website. Check details here:  


Prize: Coming Soon 

Starts: March 5th 2019 
Ends: March 19th 2019 

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 About the Author:

Addie Thorley spent her childhood playing soccer, riding horses, and scribbling stories. After graduating from the University of Utah with a degree in journalism, she decided “hard news” didn’t contain enough magic and kissing, so she flung herself into the land of fiction and never looked back. 

She now lives in Princeton, New Jersey with her husband, daughter, and wolf dog. When she’s not writing she can be found gallivanting in the woods or galloping around the barn where she works as a horse trainer and exercise rider. 

AN AFFAIR OF POISONS is her debut novel.

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