Poisoned Blade (Court of Fives #2) by Kate Elliott #BEA16 ~ Review

Poisoned Blade (Court of Fives #2) by 
Hardcover448 pages
Expected publication: August 16th 2016 
by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Source: ARC Provided at BEA 2016
Rating: 4.5 Out of 5 Stars


Jessamy is moving up the ranks of the Fives—the complex athletic contest favored by the lowliest Commoners and the loftiest Patrons in her embattled kingdom. Pitted against far more formidable adversaries, success is Jes's only option, as her prize money is essential to keeping her hidden family alive. She leaps at the chance to tour the countryside and face more competitors, but then a fatal attack on Jes's traveling party puts her at the center of the war that Lord Kalliarkos—the prince she still loves—is fighting against their country's enemies. With a sinister overlord watching her every move and Kal's life on the line, Jes must now become more than a Fives champion...She must become a warrior. 


Thank you Little Brown for providing Poisoned Blade at BEA 2016. This in no way affected my opinion.

I read Court of Fives and Poisoned Blade back to back. I have such a book hangover. Kate Elliott's writing is so consistent. Court of Fives was such a great platform to dive into Poisoned Blade which had all the twists and turns and feels that kept you wanting more. I was glued and could not put this book down. I am going to have an agonizing year waiting for book 3.

Jessamy becomes stronger through more twists and turns she will have to face in Poisoned Blade. Her family is still in danger and she needs to keep them from danger while worrying about her own saftey. Kal goes off to fight the war and will anything ever be the same again between the two of them?

This series will have you completely entranced into the world and not wanting to come back to reality when it is all over. This is a must read series.  

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About the Author:

As a child in rural Oregon, Kate Elliott made up stories because she longed to escape to a world of lurid adventure fiction. She now writes fantasy, steampunk, and science fiction, often with a romantic edge. It should therefore come as no surprise that she met her future husband in a sword fight.

When he gave up police work to study archaeology, they and their three children fell into an entirely new set of adventures in dusty Mexican ruins and mouthwatering European pastry shops. Eventually her spouse’s work forced them to move to Hawaii, where she took up outrigger canoe paddling.

Also, there is a schnauzer.


  1. I loved Court of Fives when I read it last year, and can't wait to finish what I am currently reading so I can dive right back into this amazing fantasy world. I am glad to see that you enjoyed it, after all there is always the risk of the second book syndrome!!

    - Hills of Books


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