Indies Introduce

Young Adult

  • A Magic Steeped in Poison, Judy I. Lin
    Feiwel & Friends, 9781250767080, March 22, 2022 (Young Adult)

    “Imperial intrigue, a royal contest, secrets, and death weave together to flavor a heady brew to be savored. The secret art of the shénnóng-shi wafts through this beautiful tale of Ning as she works to free her father and save her sister from a sinister poison plot. It’s a story of grief, hope, love, and finding your own magic.”

    —Susan Williams, M. Judson Booksellers, Greenville, SC

    “Full of magic, history and mythology, this book is a quiet climb to the top of the biggest hill on the roller coaster and you can’t wait to get to the other side! Curl up with a warm cup of tea and enjoy the ride.”

    —Casey Gerken, Innisfree Bookshop, Meredith, NH


    A Magic Steeped in Poison is everything a fantasy novel should be — lush and enchanting, engrossing, and lyrical. It takes something as delightful as tea and makes it magical, and I enjoyed every second of it.”

    —Isabella Ogbolumani, Buffalo Street Books, Ithaca, NY


    “This epic fantasy debut is perfect for fans of Elizabeth Lim or Renée Ahdieh! The shénnóng-shis’ (tea masters’) magic is lush and fascinating. Readers will become enchanted with Ning’s world as she navigates cutthroat court politics and government conspiracies. This is a debut to be savored — much like the last notes of a truly magical cup of pomelo tea.”

    —Laura Graveline, Brazos Bookstore, Houston, TX

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