Friday, May 1, 2015

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Review of The Deepest Poison by Beth Cato 
Welcome to my stop on The Deepest Poison blog tour! Today I am excited to review the prequel novella to one of my favorite books of 2014! There is also a giveaway for the first book, The Clockwork Dagger!!! The giveaway is only open to US residents. Sorry! So read on, enter to win, and then check out the other stops on the tour!

New to this series? Here's the cover and blurb:

The Deepest Poison
(Clockwork Dagger Duology #0.5)
Beth Cato
Release: April 28, 2015
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Octavia Leander, a young healer with incredible powers, has found her place among Miss Percival's medicians-in-training. Called to the frontlines of a never-ending war between Caskentia and the immoral Wasters, the two women must uncover the source of a devastating illness that is killing thousands of soldiers. But when Octavia's natural talents far outshine her teacher's, jealousy threatens to destroy their relationship—as time runs out to save the encampment.

Fans of Beth Cato's debut, The Clockwork Dagger, will love this journey into Octavia's past—as well as an exclusive excerpt from the sequel, The Clockwork Crown!
Review by Rose Red:

The Deepest Poison is an exciting prequel novella to The Clockwork Dagger, which was one of my favorite books last year! It is told from the perspective of Miss Percival, Octavia’s mentor at the Medician Academy. She has come on the request of Octavia to the war camp on the front lines where Octavia is stationed. The soldiers are coming down with a mysterious malady that is killing hundreds.

This story gives us a glimpse into who Octavia is as a person and how she became the person that she is in the first book. This novella also shows us the point in which Miss Percival realizes the extent of Octavia’s talent and how she is not the best medician anymore. She starts to be jealous of the attention Octavia’s abilities garner and that jealousy turns to bitterness. And we saw in The Clockwork Dagger exactly what those feelings lead Miss Percival to do.

For a novella of 48 pages, it was extremely well written. I enjoyed it immensely! The mystery is excellently paced and the characters were well rounded. It really gives you a sense of who Octavia and Miss Percival really are. That's quite an accomplishment for so few pages. While you could read this before The Clockwork Dagger and not have it spoil the book for you, I’d recommend reading it after. The suspense of the first book is so much more enthralling if you do.

An ARC was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss.

  4 / 5 Stars!

My reviews of other books in this series:
The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato

Now For The Giveaway!

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About The Author
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Beth Cato hails from Hanford, California, but currently writes and bakes cookies in a lair outside of Phoenix, Arizona. She shares the household with a hockey-loving husband, a number-obsessed son, and a cat the size of a canned ham.

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