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A Magic Steeped in Poison: The Book of Tea, Book 1

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Unique fantasy has intrigue, magic, and tea.

Book Judy I. Lin Fantasy 2022
A young woman holds a teacup and steam, koi fish, and flowers swirl around her.

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This is a unique and vividly realized magical fantasy set in an intriguing and well-developed world. A Magic Steeped in Poison combines elements of political intrigue, family, friendship, romance, and more in a compelling story that keeps the pages turning.

Debut novelist Judy I. Lin is at her best describing the inner workings of the palace kitchen, the sumptuous food prepared there, and the sights and scents of the magical tea ingredients. Teens will relate to Ning as she learns how to navigate authority, friendship, betrayal, and a swoon-worthy romance. Fans will be eager for the next planned installment after the cliffhanger ending.

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