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A Magic Steeped in Poison - (Book of Tea) by Judy I Lin

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Highlights

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller!
  • 400 Pages
  • Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy
  • Series Name: Book of Tea

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About the Book



In this enchanting debut YA fantasy, a young tea-maker travels to the capital city to take part in a cutthroat magical competition that could be the key to saving her sister's life.



Book Synopsis



A #1 New York Times Bestseller!

Judy I. Lin's sweeping debut A Magic Steeped in Poison, first in a duology, is sure to enchant fans of Adrienne Young and Leigh Bardugo.

I used to look at my hands with pride. Now all I can think is, "These are the hands that buried my mother."

For Ning, the only thing worse than losing her mother is knowing that it's her own fault. She was the one who unknowingly brewed the poison tea that killed her--the poison tea that now threatens to also take her sister, Shu.

When Ning hears of a competition to find the kingdom's greatest shennong-shi--masters of the ancient and magical art of tea-making--she travels to the imperial city to compete. The winner will receive a favor from the princess, which may be Ning's only chance to save her sister's life.

But between the backstabbing competitors, bloody court politics, and a mysterious (and handsome) boy with a shocking secret, Ning might actually be the one in more danger.

Praise for A Magic Steeped in Poison:

A USA Today Bestseller
A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
An ABA Indie Bestseller
An ABA Indies Introduce Selection
An ABA Indies Next Pick

"Beautifully written, from the setting to the magic system, A Magic Steeped in Poison is sure to enchant both fantasy lovers and cdrama aficionados. I'll be inhaling whatever Judy I. Lin brews up next." --Joan He, New York Times-bestselling author of The Ones We're Meant to Find

"Ning's unforgettable voice and the lush, atmospheric settings will enchant readers in this high-stakes story of deadly magic. ... Lin blends Chinese folklore with a thrilling mystery. It's the perfect recipe for a page-turner." --Booklist, starred review



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Praise for A Magic Steeped in Poison:

A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A 2022 PEOPLE Magazine Best Book of Summer
A Cosmopolitan Best YA Book of 2022
A USA Today Bestseller
A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
An ABA Indie Bestseller
An ABA Indies Introduce Selection
An ABA Indies Next Pick
An Indigo Best YA Book of 2022
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2022
A BookRiot Best YA Book of 2022
A YALSA Best YA of 2022 Selection
A 2023 ALA Rise List Selection

"Ning's unforgettable voice and the lush, atmospheric settings will enchant readers in this high-stakes story of deadly magic. ... Lin blends Chinese folklore with a thrilling mystery. It's the perfect recipe for a page-turner." --Booklist, starred review

"[A] fast-paced, immersive debut ... The Chinese mythology-inspired world captivates and enthralls, and Lin's lush descriptions--combined with Ning's calm yet determined voice--are a feast for the senses." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Beautifully written, from the setting to the magic system, A Magic Steeped in Poison is sure to enchant both fantasy lovers and cdrama aficionados. I'll be inhaling whatever Judy I. Lin brews up next." --Joan He, New York Times-bestselling author of The Ones We're Meant to Find

"Blend threads of Chinese and Taiwanese mythology with a generous pinch of courage, a hint of romance, and a underlying note of mystery, then steep in a pot of court intrigue and serve in a bowl of evocative storytelling ... Who could resist a fantasy about the magic of tea? In her remarkable debut novel, Judy I. Lin creates a world rich in folkloric magic, in which a young woman must stand up against the machinations of the powerful, centuries of protocol, and her own feelings of guilt in order to save a loved one." --Juliet Marillier, award-winning author of the Sevenwaters series

"A breathtaking tale with a stunning magic system rooted deep in Chinese mythology and tea-making traditions. Lin's originality truly blew my mind. Love and magic overflows past the brim in this work of beauty." --Xiran Jay Zhao, New York Times-bestselling author of Iron Widow

"Lush, descriptive prose sells the well-built magic system of this world, and every plot twist surprises and delights, making this a rich fantasy page-turner. As much a political thriller as a fantasy, this is a quieter, excellent companion to Xiran Jay Zhao's Iron Widow and Chloe Gong's These Violent Delights. The ending will have readers begging for the sequel." --School Library Journal

"Vivid descriptions of foods and scents of tea delight the senses, while cinematic prose captures the beauty of the landscapes ... The magic system is unique, and the tea competition, with its well-established importance to the protagonist, adds tension. ... This sophisticated fantasy is as refreshing as a freshly brewed pot of tea, and readers will eagerly await the sequel." --The Bulletin

"Creative and compelling ... Food as magic is a favorite trope of mine, and tea, with all its variations and real-life medical applications, is a very clever medium to focus on." --NPR

"Blends traditional tea-making with familiar tropes about magic and medicine to create something that feels wonderfully new." --Paste Magazine

"With intrigue, inventive magic, and the sequel scheduled for August, make reading this one a priori-tea!" --Buzzfeed




About the Author



Judy I. Lin, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of the Book of Tea duology (A Magic Steeped in Poison and A Venom Dark and Sweet), was born in Taiwan and immigrated to Canada with her family at a young age. She grew up with her nose in a book and loved to escape to imaginary worlds. She now works as an occupational therapist and still spends her nights dreaming up imaginary worlds of her own. She lives on the Canadian prairies with her husband and daughters.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.28 Inches (H) x 5.43 Inches (W) x .78 Inches (D)
Weight: .76 Pounds
Suggested Age: 13-18 Years
Number of Pages: 400
Series Title: Book of Tea
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Sub-Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Square Fish
Theme: Epic
Format: Paperback
Author: Judy I Lin
Language: English
Street Date: April 9, 2024
TCIN: 88767372
UPC: 9781250866578
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-9155
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews
100% would recommend
2 recommendations

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5 out of 5 stars
NickiBelle87 - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
bought for a gift. Looked good when it arrived
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Great book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Valgal - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Still reading but this book is so good i cant stop reading it the pages are printed out nicely. I would recommend this book to anyone
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Immersive!

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Trishanna - 2 years ago
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 This book was extremely entertaining and emotional. You're brought right into the action with little backstory, and the story is complex but woven with mastery. The writing style was phenomenal. The character development, pace and world building were spot-on. I usually gripe about writing being too descriptive, or feeling that fluff was added to increase page count, but I did not find that here. At times it was hard to keep up with some of the names of the characters. I loved the protagonist/heroine; she was strong, consistent, selfless, ambitious, and honest, and was able to remain true to herself during her battles of loyalty and conscience. And that cover?? *Swoon* I have a major case of cover love! I was teetering between 4 and 5 stars for most of the book but the ending solidified 4 stars for me. The story abruptly stops, I can't even consider it a cliffhanger; maybe it could have been with another chapter or 2, but this was the book's only major downfall. I'm excited to read the next book. It's hard to believe this is Lin's first book, she's definitely set a high bar for herself. Thank you to Bookish First for offering this book in their raffle!
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