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A Botanist's Guide to Parties and Poisons - Kate Khavari

Author: Kate Khavari

Started: May 2, 2023

Finished: May 5, 2023

Format: Digital

Genre: Historical Fiction

Saffron Everleigh, a botanist, works as a researcher at the nearby university. In response to an invitation, she goes to a party thrown by a university professor. As she prepares to say goodbye to her hosts, there is a scream as a woman faints and is transferred to the hospital. The police believe she has been poisoned and her mentor, Dr. Maxwell, is responsible. Saffron must do whatever she can to prove her mentor's innocence…even if it means putting her own life in jeopardy.

This was a decent read. The premise was new as I had never read a book where a plant was used as a possible weapon. While I adore the main character's name, she was a bit much. There was too much overthinking of every decision except the most important ones. She had very little concern for herself or those helping her. There was quite a bit of hype around this book when it was released that I feel was a bit unwarranted. It was an enjoyable read and I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

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