The Antidote

The Antidote

Shelley Sackier / Aug 20, 2019

The Antidote From the author of The Freemason s Daughter comes a lush romantic fantasy perfect for fans of Everless In the world of healers there is no room for magic Fee knows this just as certainly as she know

  • Title: The Antidote
  • Author: Shelley Sackier
  • ISBN: 0062453475
  • Page: 275
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the author of The Freemason s Daughter comes a lush romantic fantasy perfect for fans of Everless In the world of healers, there is no room for magic.Fee knows this, just as certainly as she knows that her magic must be kept secret.But the crown prince Xavi, Fee s best friend and only source of comfort, is sick So sick, that Fee can barely contain the magic lying dor From the author of The Freemason s Daughter comes a lush romantic fantasy perfect for fans of Everless In the world of healers, there is no room for magic.Fee knows this, just as certainly as she knows that her magic must be kept secret.But the crown prince Xavi, Fee s best friend and only source of comfort, is sick So sick, that Fee can barely contain the magic lying dormant inside her She could use it, just a little, to heal him But magic comes at a deadly cost and attracts those who would seek to snuff it out forever.A wisp of a spell later, Fee finds herself caught in a whirl of secret motivations and dark pasts, where no one is who or what they appear to be And saving her best friend means delving deeper into the tempting and treacherous world whose call she s long resisted uncovering a secret that will change everything Laini Taylor meets Sara Holland in this lavish fantasy from lauded historical romance author Shelley Sackier Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 368 pages Expected publication February 5th 2019 by HarperTeen More Details ISBN 0062453475 ISBN13 9780062453471 Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Antidote, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book Most Anticipated Books of 2019 414 books 390 voters Best books of February, 2019 20 books 1 voter More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jul 23, 2018 Melanie rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves young adult, fantasy, arc, buddy reads, read in 2018, witches, magic, cover porn ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Keep your secret close, for your enemies are all around you This wasn t a bad book, nor was it offensive by any means, it was just way too over the top I felt like I was reading a magical soap opera And the twists and turns felt so forced and so unrewarding In this world, there are four kingdoms, but one of the kingdoms has been under quarantine for almost a decade Ten years ago, a plague almost killed everyon ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Keep your secret close, for your enemies are all around you This wasn t a bad book, nor was it offensive by any means, it was just way too over the top I felt like I was reading a magical soap opera And the twists and turns felt so forced and so unrewarding In this world, there are four kingdoms, but one of the kingdoms has been under quarantine for almost a decade Ten years ago, a plague almost killed everyone, but they were able to get most of the children out, and able to give some of the people who were unable to leave an antidote that saved their lives And it is still mandatory to take a tonic every day Fireli s Three Seclusion Rules You must never leave the castle grounds of Fireli, or the confines of your hamlet if you live outside the castle You must never use than the barest of Fireli s meager resources You must always take your antidote This story does a few flashbacks to let us know what life before the epidemic that put the kingdom on lockdown was like And we also get to see how friends and family were separated, only able to correspond through letters This book follows Ophelia, but we also get to see three other s lives that impact hers Ophelia Fee The star of this book, who has spent the last ten years of her life training under her kingdoms healer, so that she can one day take over Fee also notices that she might be doing some magical things some on accident and some on purpose Xavi The soon to be King, since he will be anointed king on his next birthday Also, he suffers from chronic illness that makes him fatigued frequently Quinn The Princess who is promised to Xavi Her mother is queen of one of the other three kingdoms Rye Prince, and Xavi s brother, who is promised to Fee He hasn t seen Fee or Xavi for the last decade For the last ten years, Fireli had been caught in a time warp where every day had been the same They needed change craved change They were on the brink of it And Fee and Xavi are going to see Quinn and Rye for the first time in ten years Yet, when Quinn makes it to the kingdom first, Xavi s health takes a turn for the worst Fee and the healer who she has been training under are unable to heal him But they soon realize that this is a personal attack, maybe after the profit that is in the mines that have been closed from operation for the last decade, and the only way to solve who is behind it is to play along Oh, and the witches, or magic users, in this world are sentenced to death So, Fee needs to be extra careful on her quest to heal Xavi, while also figuring out who she is and what she is able to do This is when the twists and turns get so over the top that you will be side eyeing the entire time while reading When I said this reads like a magical soap opera, I truly wasn t kidding Sometimes the answers are right in front of us, child For that is the best place to hide secrets And like a lot of things in this book, the romance was so forced Like, I was totally on board with the arranged marriages, but it was like the author had to prove that the couplings were in love, too, for no reason Especially with Fee and Rye and how their first meeting went after they haven t seen each other since they were eight and ten, a decade ago I know this review is short, but the book also feels short while reading I feel like there is nothing else to say, sadly This book was just completely not for me and my reading tastes It felt and read very beginner level YA fantasy, for me But I hope that if you pick it up that you will enjoy it than I did Happy reading, friends Blog Instagram Twitter Tumblr Youtube Twitch The quotes above were taken from an ARC and are subject to change upon publication.Content and trigger warnings for plague epidemic, loss of a loved one, murder, death, captivity, brief self harm that draws blood, a fatphobic conversation in chapter 11, racism a theme of mixed blood not being okay , and war themes Buddy read with Candance at Literary Dust, Jules at JA Ironside, Kayla, at Books and Blends flag 93 likesLike see review View all 15 comments Melanie Tucker wrote Oh no I was eyeballing this one on Edelweiss Not so sure if I want to get it now Awh, I m sorry, Tucker But happy reading regardl Tucker wrote Oh no I was eyeballing this one on Edelweiss Not so sure if I want to get it now Awh, I m sorry, Tucker But happy reading regardless xx Sep 05, 2018 09 21AM julianna oh NO i literally just got approved for this jkdsjk Jan 29, 2019 01 24AM Dec 09, 2018 Candace Robinson added it review of another edition ARC received via publisher flag 43 likesLike see review Sep 02, 2018 Kayla Brunson rated it liked it Shelves fantasy, young adult, read in 2018, arc Thank you HarperTeen for providing me with a copy for an honest review.Before I start my review, I just want to say that the cover for this book is absolutely stunning I m sitting at 3.5 4 star rating for this one and since my thoughts are all over the place, I was thinking of doing a bullet style review What I liked This story was focused on Fee s journey of saving her realm and her best friend Xavi than romance I adored the friendship between Fee and Xavi It was refreshing to see a p Thank you HarperTeen for providing me with a copy for an honest review.Before I start my review, I just want to say that the cover for this book is absolutely stunning I m sitting at 3.5 4 star rating for this one and since my thoughts are all over the place, I was thinking of doing a bullet style review What I liked This story was focused on Fee s journey of saving her realm and her best friend Xavi than romance I adored the friendship between Fee and Xavi It was refreshing to see a platonic relationship between a guy and girl without being blurred by romance There was an air of mystery that kept me reading way past my bedtime I never knew was a bad guy or when new secrets would come out What I felt could have been better I felt as if I was missing information sometimes while reading There could have been background information regarding the magic and class system.Besides my issue with the world building, the story was very whimsical and I really enjoyed it This was a buddy read with the beautiful Melanie flag 17 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 21, 2018 DANY danyreads rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves arc, 2018 reads 4 READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG provided from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review thank you HarperTeen and HarperCollins I d like to preface this review by saying that I honestly was not expecting to like The Antidote AT ALL don t get me wrong, I m super happy that I did like it, but after I got approved for an ARC, I happened to stumble upon a few underwhelming and lukewarm reviews for it and truthfully I was kind of dreading h 4 READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG provided from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review thank you HarperTeen and HarperCollins I d like to preface this review by saying that I honestly was not expecting to like The Antidote AT ALL don t get me wrong, I m super happy that I did like it, but after I got approved for an ARC, I happened to stumble upon a few underwhelming and lukewarm reviews for it and truthfully I was kind of dreading having to read this book HOWEVER, I m here today fully and very happily eating my wordsrst off I legitimately enjoyed reading The Antidote so much I loved the characters and the drama behind everyone s backstory and genuinely just had such a fun time reading this book I was completely absorbed by the plot and was fully on the edge of my seat the entire time this doesn t come without saying, though, that The Antidote is not by any means a perfect book and I completely understand where all those other disappointing reviews were coming from there s a huge issue here with substantial plot holes, patchy world building and generally a very eccentric and peculiar writing style that didn t sit very well with me at first I can and am willing to see the problems within this book from arbitrary and confusing plot devices the stones what was the deal with that to a really, really underdeveloped world or at the very least, underdeveloped to what we are shown as readers but as a rational human being, I m also willing to both reconcile and distinguish these problems from my personal experience reading the book which was, overall, positive and enjoyable I liked A LOT of things about The Antidote, much than I ever thought I would platonic relationships that stay platonic, DRAMA, arranged marriages where both parties are actually into the idea of getting married to each other, DRAMA, a magic system that isn t overwhelmingly complex and therefore doesn t overshadow the actual plot, and did I say DRAMA The Antidote has its pros and cons, as any book does, I feel like maybe this one could ve benefited from one last round of edits bottom line is, though, that it was still an extremely rewarding reading experience and I would 100% read a sequel, if Shelley Sackier were to ever write one thanks again to Edelweiss , HarperCollins and HarperTeen flag 11 likesLike see review Jul 20, 2018 Kristen rated it really liked it review of another edition Isn t that cover divine I believe this is a stand alone from how everything wrapped up in the end Very enjoyable book with great characters Some bits were confusing but perhaps due to reading an e arc flag 9 likesLike see review Jan 21, 2019 Sophie Elaina rated it it was ok Shelves 2019 releases, owned arcs, 2 star, owned read, read in 2019 This book follows Fee, a girl with rather extraordinary talents in a world where possessing any form of magic is abhorrent However the Crown Prince Xavi, who just so happens to be Fee s best friend is sick, and she may be the only one to help him Dark pasts collide with the high stakes and deception of the present, and Fee is left to uncover the secrets of saving the kingdom In the world of healers, there is no room for magic I hyped this book up in my head and no part of it fit with what I This book follows Fee, a girl with rather extraordinary talents in a world where possessing any form of magic is abhorrent However the Crown Prince Xavi, who just so happens to be Fee s best friend is sick, and she may be the only one to help him Dark pasts collide with the high stakes and deception of the present, and Fee is left to uncover the secrets of saving the kingdom In the world of healers, there is no room for magic I hyped this book up in my head and no part of it fit with what I was looking for I guess every so often what you re looking for in a story won t always meet your expectations The beginning was jarring It begins with a couple of flashbacks and we are thrown into something that isn t explained very well but I think the author did this as a way of gripping the reader and hoping they read on to find out the gaps in the details Books that do this aren t my favourite, I find it disappoints me early on and it makes it almost impossible to then connect with the story or characters Don t get me wrong it can be done really well and when it is it can make for an incredible way of story telling, however this didn t feel to be up to that level What s sad though is that with some manoeuvring around and heavy editing this could ve been amazing.The plot seems exciting and as though it s going to be fast paced at the beginning So much so that I was wondering whether I would ever figure out what was happening but after the few flashback scenes the pacing slows down considerably, almost to an extreme I found it to be boring and most descriptions and explanations of any kind to be overly written and long winded The writing is wonderful if you look at each line individually but if you re looking for a fast paced plot and interesting characters to go with it, I don t think this is the book for you Sometimes the answers are right in front of us, child For that is the best place to hide secrets I feel as though I ve been in a really odd dream after finishing this and I ve never had quite the experience like it I breezed through it well enough but even though I kept reading I don t really know for what reason I ve seen this is being marketed as being perfect for fans of Laini Taylor and Sara Holland and because I love their work I thought I d love this and sadly that wasn t the case I think the fact that the writing is quite flowery is why it s being compared to their books but other than that I couldn t really tell you any other similarity, so keep that in mind It may just be a personal preference thing and some of you may love those authors solely for their style of writing and may enjoy this for the same reason However even though the writing was flowery, the long winded descriptions didn t add much to the story, for there was little in terms of world building and background information surrounding the magic system and overall history of the world in which this is set Only adding to the trouble I had connecting to the story.I think if you enjoy a slow moving read and you love reading about all the smaller details of a story, and don t really look for the large twists in the books you pick up you may really enjoy this But sadly this isn t my kind of style As a whole it isn t a bad book I just think its catered to a very specific audience and if what I ve mentioned sounds like something you d like then I would definitely recommend giving it a try I hate not having many positive arguments for this book but I honestly found most of it pretty average and that may be because I ve read a lot of young adult fantasy It s possible that if you re new to the genre you may appreciate it , but I wouldn t recommend it for those of us who ve read a lot of fantasy If any of you choose to pick this up, I really hope you enjoy it than I did Thank you to the team at Harper Collins Harper360ya for sending me an advance reader copy to review All quotes are taken from an arc and are subject to change upon publication Triggers and Content Warnings Disease, Epidemic, Grief, Loss, Death, Murder, Captivity, Self Harm and brief conversations that include fat phobic and racist comments and themes of war.For reviews check out my blog flag 10 likesLike see review Sep 03, 2018 J.A Ironside rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves arcs, buddy reads, fantasy, lgbtqai, paranormal supernatural, ya ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review2 2.5 starsTo say that this wasn t for me would imply that I disliked it and it wouldn t be true exactly There was nothing to dislike in this book and nothing really to like either It was just a bit meh My epic reading buddy, Melanie, phrased it best when she said it s like a magical soap opera with each twist becoming and ridiculous, and less and less engaging Ultimately The Antidote is a bit of a mess but it s such a biz ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review2 2.5 starsTo say that this wasn t for me would imply that I disliked it and it wouldn t be true exactly There was nothing to dislike in this book and nothing really to like either It was just a bit meh My epic reading buddy, Melanie, phrased it best when she said it s like a magical soap opera with each twist becoming and ridiculous, and less and less engaging Ultimately The Antidote is a bit of a mess but it s such a bizarre mess it was hard to feel annoyed about it For one thing, the structure is all over the shop I know, I know I m a complete bear for structure and not everyone works like me or reads like me, and yes all of that is fine But there has to be internal consistency if you expect your readers to get off the ride at its conclusion without whiplash or confusion I m still not entirely sure what I read Part of me wonders if I missed some deep, intellectual metaphor concealed by the untidy plot because I can t for the life of me imagine why this book was picked up by Harper Collins otherwise And yet it s not bad it s just unfinished I reads like a first draft The Antidote is set around the story of three young people Xavi the heir apparent , Rye his younger brother and Fee a girl with a magical talent for healing and plants After playing in a cave one day, the three children return to find that a terrible epidemic has spread through the kingdom which now needs to close its borders in quarantine Young prince Rye is sent away evacuated with the other children in order that at least one prince is kept from the seat of contagion Fee, losing her parents to the sickness, is forced to conceal her presence with only Xavi, her best friend, and her mentor Savvi knowing she is still there It sounds really promising doesn t it And then I found out that the quarantine lasted for ten yearswhich really stretched credulity without a suitable fantasy explanation However that s almost incidental in comparison to the other plot holes which were significant, the wobbly and incomplete world building, the bizarre, forced dialogue and the plot The plot was probably the biggest problem in that it seemed to be a collection of ideas that were only loosely connected and not very well thought out It shouldn t be possible to have such a dizzying array of plot twists and yet still have nothing happen but somehow that is the case Here s the thing, readers, whether they know it or not, invest in books for the character journey Someone wants something and out of that wanting they face conflict in the form of obstacles, often caused by an antagonist The stakes are high and through overcoming the obstacles, the MC changes and either succeeds or fails That s a really potted version of the hero s journey and there are obviously variations, just as there are readers who are only in a book for the world or for the language or because the ideas it explores are good, or because its part of some arbitrary list they have been told to read But by and large STORY IS KING and character journey is story This isn t a story yet because Fee s journey never gets going Things happen to her but they are disconnected with the semblance of plot There is far too much convenient because of reasons going on and far too little character agency And no, once again I didn t dislike it because there wasn t anything to dislike.There were a couple of things I would have liked if they had been developed though While I didn t give two hoots about Fee, I did want to see her succeed I though Rye could have been adorable if there was characterisation I really liked how the whole potential love triangle never became a triangle Xavi and Fee s friendship was sweet if suffering from the same lack of development as everything else And I surprised myself by liking the fact that Fee and Rye were devoted to each other despite it being a marriage arranged by their respective parents when they were children, and knowing about it themselves for as long Honestly, the idea that neither of them ever rebelled at the idea of marrying someone chosen for them was so far fetched it was laughable but I did sort of like the idea that they d had a love hate relationship when they were children and even a decade later still felt very strongly about each other It was improbable and I have no idea why that hit my aww button Maybe it s that I ve seen far too many princesses running from arranged marriages in YA lately that the novelty of both parties being keen on the match their parents had made caught me out.Final verdict it s not a bad book but it s also not a finished book I can t recommend this.Buddy read with Melanie flag 8 likesLike see review Oct 15, 2018 Ashlee Library In The Country is currently reading it review of another edition Girl must hide her magic but her magic may be the only thing that can save her best friend, the prince I m really looking forward to reading this and just got an ARC via Edelweiss flag 6 likesLike see review Jul 29, 2018 Melliane rated it really liked it review of another edition Mon avis en Fran aisMy English reviewI was very curious to discover this novel, first of all because of its cover but also because of its synopsis It must be said that it is quite difficult to resist a novel such as this one Fee, Xaxi and Rye spent their childhood together while being the best friends in the world Xavi is destined to become king and Rye is destined to marry Fee, who is training to become a healer But now, their lives are turned upside down overnight when an epidemic ravages t Mon avis en Fran aisMy English reviewI was very curious to discover this novel, first of all because of its cover but also because of its synopsis It must be said that it is quite difficult to resist a novel such as this one Fee, Xaxi and Rye spent their childhood together while being the best friends in the world Xavi is destined to become king and Rye is destined to marry Fee, who is training to become a healer But now, their lives are turned upside down overnight when an epidemic ravages the population and kills their parents Forced to hide for almost 10 years Xavi and Fee end up together and Rye stays alone They will wait for the perfect time to meet again But many things can change in 10 years and Xavi seems sicker than ever When plots arise and each party is accused, our heroes will have to find out who the real culprit is Moreover, Fee will have to be very careful about her magic because this world does not tolerate it and even destroys it.I had a good time with the story It was finally quite different from what I expected when I read the synopsis I enjoyed being a little wandered by the author about the identity of the culprit or even the reason for Rye s disease and it s true that like Fee, I made the same assumptions These three characters are different and I liked to discover them It was easy to understand their doubts.A good discovery flag 6 likesLike see review Jan 25, 2019 Shelley rated it really liked it Shelves 2019 release, arc edelweiss, young adult fantasy Source Publisher Genre Young Adult, Fantasy Rating 3.5 4 Thoughts The Antidote, by author Shelley Sackier, is a rarity in the young adult fantasy genre It is a full developed story line with a beginning, a middle, and an ending that precludes the need for any sequel This is a story about Ophelia, or Fee as her friends like to call her Her friends meaning Prince Xavi of Fireli, and his brother Prince Rye This is a story that is set in a land known as Aethusa It is a land that is separate Source Publisher Genre Young Adult, Fantasy Rating 3.5 4 Thoughts The Antidote, by author Shelley Sackier, is a rarity in the young adult fantasy genre It is a full developed story line with a beginning, a middle, and an ending that precludes the need for any sequel This is a story about Ophelia, or Fee as her friends like to call her Her friends meaning Prince Xavi of Fireli, and his brother Prince Rye This is a story that is set in a land known as Aethusa It is a land that is separated into 4 Kingdoms Full Review Gizmos Reviews flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 29, 2018 Nemo The Moonlight Library added it review of another edition Shelves wow, 2019 read, 2019 published, abandoned, arc, audience young adult, format ebook, genre high fantasy, publisher 5 harpercollins, review copy This review was originally posted on The Moonlight LibraryI received a copy of this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.You know what This is bullshit.I don t owe anyone anything.I ve just struggled through a different book that I could tell from the opening pages wasn t up to the standards I require in my fiction I wasted six weeks on that book I finished it I was not impressed.This time, instead of fo This review was originally posted on The Moonlight LibraryI received a copy of this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.You know what This is bullshit.I don t owe anyone anything.I ve just struggled through a different book that I could tell from the opening pages wasn t up to the standards I require in my fiction I wasted six weeks on that book I finished it I was not impressed.This time, instead of forcing myself to finish a book whose writing style I despise, I m quitting it at 23%, which is quite long enough to be reading something you d rather not.QUITTING IT.I don t owe anyone anything not authors, nor readers, nor even the generous publishers who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I don t like reviewing books I don t finish, and I don t like not finishing books I get for review.You see why I was torn and feel like I have to force myself to read this bookRCE myself to READ, my most favouritest thing in the whole world.I ll just supply a few reasons for why I m quitting this book I hate the writing style The author is being deliberately vague in the hopes it provides mystery to encourage me to carry on Instead, it comes off as poor writing and inconsistent Like, why is Fee still there when all the other children were evacuated Is it because she needs to be trained If so, why is it a secret This is not answered in the first 20% and you know what I need answers to very small questions like this, otherwise it just seems like pointless conflict There s a distinct lack of worldbuilding The first seven chapters were each a false start that didn t provide anything to the plot or characters In fact, I prefer to pretend the book started at Chapter Eight As of writing pre publication , there is a distinct lack of 5 star reviews on Yes, this is an ARC, and not everyone has access to it before publication But there is so little enthusiasm from the people who HAVE read it that I m not charmed or intrigued enough to finish it.I received a copy of this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 02, 2018 Tabi marked it as to read I sense a potential best friends to vibe and I am HERE FOR THAT OKAY flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 06, 2019 Kathy Martin rated it really liked it review of another edition This story was a complex fantasy with interesting characters It begin with a prologue which sets the stage and has characters we don t see again until much farther into the book The main story concerns a land suffering some sort of a plague that has killed many of the people including the king and queen, a land that has been decimated, and a missing jewel The main character in this story is a young girl named Ophelia Fee to her friends We meet her as a mischievous seven year old who so This story was a complex fantasy with interesting characters It begin with a prologue which sets the stage and has characters we don t see again until much farther into the book The main story concerns a land suffering some sort of a plague that has killed many of the people including the king and queen, a land that has been decimated, and a missing jewel The main character in this story is a young girl named Ophelia Fee to her friends We meet her as a mischievous seven year old who sometimes spontaneously does magic Magic, however, has been forbidden in her kingdom and it is necessary that she be taught to hide it Her best friends are ten year old Xavi who is the heir to the kingdom and his brother Rye who is Fee s destined husband They are inseparable friends.However, when the plague comes to the country, Rye is sent away with the other remaining children to other nearby kingdoms, Fee is hidden by the castle s healer Savva and becomes her apprentice, and Xavi is put under the guardianship of Sir Rollins as he learns about the country he ll rule when he turns twenty one It has been determined that the country will be clear of infection after ten years.During those ten years, Fee learns from to be a healer and mostly manages to suppress her magic She spends much of her time trying to find a cure for Xavi s illness The only contact she has with Rye are the letters that he sends Xavi Though she writes to him, he never answers Things come to a head when Xavi s betrothed Quinn comes to the country and Xavi gets sicker Fee learns that Quinn is poisoning him In an effort to protect Xavi, they fake his death and hide him in a cave where they spent time as children Then Rye returns to the country much changed and is convinced the Fee has deliberately poisoned his brother.It gets complicated from there as Rye and Fee try to find out who poisoned Xavi and what happened to him since he s missing from his hiding place Fee learns about her magic and her heritage and the villain who started all of this because she was thwarted in love.Fans of twisty, romantic fantasy will enjoy this story flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 28, 2019 Di rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 2019 releases, earc, edelweiss, feeding my ya addiction Unfortunately The Antidote fell securely into the It was Okay but nothing great category which I truly hate when reviewing ARCs There wasn t anything specific that really put me off this one, however there s a lot that could have been better, particularly the pacing The writing lacked the flow that keeps me reading late into the night and I found it all too easy to put this one down The world building lacked strength and conviction and I wanted suspense and spiralling tension in a plot Unfortunately The Antidote fell securely into the It was Okay but nothing great category which I truly hate when reviewing ARCs There wasn t anything specific that really put me off this one, however there s a lot that could have been better, particularly the pacing The writing lacked the flow that keeps me reading late into the night and I found it all too easy to put this one down The world building lacked strength and conviction and I wanted suspense and spiralling tension in a plot that could have been great In the land of YA fantasies I wouldn t go out of my way to read this one when it s not adding anything particularly new or fresh to the genre flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 19, 2018 Christie SHBBblogger is currently reading it review of another edition Shelves feb 2019, fantasy, ya, magic, advanced copy flag 3 likesLike see review Feb 01, 2019 Shealea marked it as will not finish review of another edition Shelves arc review, review copy Gave up on this book 7% in.I requested this book because I thought it would be a light and easy read, but in the admittedly few pages I ve read, it quickly became very clear to me that the writing style and I won t fare well The writing had a lot of unnecessary flourishes, and in addition to this, the beginning had a very melodramatic vibe that led to my loss of interest.I know that 7% isn t enough for me to validly critique the story as a whole which is why I won t be giving this book a rat Gave up on this book 7% in.I requested this book because I thought it would be a light and easy read, but in the admittedly few pages I ve read, it quickly became very clear to me that the writing style and I won t fare well The writing had a lot of unnecessary flourishes, and in addition to this, the beginning had a very melodramatic vibe that led to my loss of interest.I know that 7% isn t enough for me to validly critique the story as a whole which is why I won t be giving this book a rating , but I m too disinterested and bored to continue reading.The book cover is really lovely, though Disclosure I received an advanced reading copy of The Antidote via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Find of my shenanigans in my natural habitat flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 02, 2018 Susan rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves ya 2019 Thank you to the publisher and edelweiss for this DRC I had such high hopes for this fairytale like story Unfortunately, it fell very short of my expectations While the plot was enticing, I felt as though the characters were lacking in development I did not bond with any of them which usually has me putting the book down to never be opened again I really wanted to enjoy this book but I struggle with plot driven stories flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 28, 2018 LaRonda Flying Paperbacks marked it as to read review of another edition Shelves arcs, ebooks I received an eArc of this book from the Publishers through Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 20, 2019 Cassandra The Bibliophagist rated it liked it review of another edition Review to come flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 06, 2018 Susana Zemlyakova rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves arcs Very enjoyable YA fantasy short that felt very fairytale like I was particularly happy to learn that this is a standalone since that seems to be rare these days amongst all the trilogies and duologies Our heroine Fee is a lovable healer whose whole world changes due to unrequited love not hers She is a healer with magical powers that are not veiled well and is thrust into a dangerous plot to kill the future king, and her best friend.The romance in The Antidote is light and there is no love Very enjoyable YA fantasy short that felt very fairytale like I was particularly happy to learn that this is a standalone since that seems to be rare these days amongst all the trilogies and duologies Our heroine Fee is a lovable healer whose whole world changes due to unrequited love not hers She is a healer with magical powers that are not veiled well and is thrust into a dangerous plot to kill the future king, and her best friend.The romance in The Antidote is light and there is no love triangle which is honestly a breathe of fresh air Shortly after a daring rescue, Fee discovers her genealogy and the origins of her powers I wish the author took some time to explain the magic system by given that the heroine and her team had little time before the curse was complete, I can understand the brevity.Overall I would give this YA 3.5 4 stars It was a quick read I was able to tackle in 2 hours I appreciated the adventure and the mystery and the omission of a love triangle which I feel is present in nearly every YA fantasy series nowadays And the author wrapped but most of the loose ends before the conclusion Though, I wouldn t mind a spin off that explains the stones or the magical system I received a digital ARC curtesy of Edelweiss and the publisher for an honest review Thank you flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 14, 2019 Christine rated it really liked it review of another edition All around, I felt this was a good YA Fantasy My full review is at flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 29, 2019 Katie rated it liked it review of another edition I would like to share my review for the forthcoming THE ANTIDOTE by Shelley Sackier DRC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I ll admit that I often berate others for picking up a book because of the cover, but since I had not heard of this title when browsing Edelweiss and the beautiful cover had a lot to do with me clicking on it and reading It s gorgeous On to the review 3 5 stars.To be honest the book had a few ups and down when I was reading it The opening was a 2 I would like to share my review for the forthcoming THE ANTIDOTE by Shelley Sackier DRC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review I ll admit that I often berate others for picking up a book because of the cover, but since I had not heard of this title when browsing Edelweiss and the beautiful cover had a lot to do with me clicking on it and reading It s gorgeous On to the review 3 5 stars.To be honest the book had a few ups and down when I was reading it The opening was a 2 5, the middle a 4 5, the end a 3 5.Summary Fee is a healer, a practitioner of the herbal arts within her kingdom And her best friend Xavi, the future king, is deathly ill In an effort to save him, she ends up under suspicion, and faces she once knew return as strangers Finding herself all alone in a world that fears magic, Fee realizes there s at stake than her own life.But the only thing that could save them is the very magic that the worlds fears and is determined to keep away from her.Things I loved Rye is a sweet cinnamon roll and I love him even if he is a bit er abrasive at first But I learned to forgive him pretty quick once he stopped being led by everyone else Plus he accepts Fee for who she is and all those letters my heart broke Their relationship was so sweet Plus the forbidden aspect Xavi Xavi is a true friend who though he spends 99% of the book near death he is always looking out for Fee I loved that the story revolved about their friendship rather than romance and the importance of their relationship.The magic I loved how it revolved around herbs and healing Poisons that can kill and heal The magic system was very thought out and well done.The bad This book starts off sloooow I am all for a good introduction and build up, but there were several chapters to do with Fee, Xavi and Rye in their younger days that I wasn t sure we needed Fee does refer to them in the book, but I think these moments could have been portrayed in other ways Also, when the story does jump to the present timeline, I felt like the friendship between Fee and Xavi was underdeveloped Since it is so important to the plot, I would have liked to see moments between them to really drive home the depth of their relationship.The plot it just wasn t that strong It s called The Antidote, but the antidote only really shows a few times in the story and I would have liked to have build up around it since it was kind of important The ending of the book was rushed, things happening right after the other so fast I got whiplash Also, certain characters were portrayed hateful bad only to be good in the end but I wasn t convinced It was just like they are cool now and that was it I felt like Fee should have thoughts on the matter after how she was treated Xavi too because friends should stick up for each other Lastly the villain I won t reveal who because spoilers but let s just say I called it way before it happened Like I already had it all figured out And then they were kinda flat, just driven on revenge There was some effort put into prologues to try and flesh the conflict out , but I never felt convinced of their plight.Overall I found the Antidote to be enjoyable It was hard to read for the first 60 70 pages, then it picked up Though the ending wasn t as strong as I had hoped, I really loved getting to know the characters in the middle and going on the journey with them I was infested and rooting for them at the end flag Like see review Aug 02, 2018 Paulina aspiringliterati rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves arcs, fantasy, young adult 2.5 Maybe But rounding up.This is a fable like tale of three childhood friends Fee, Xavi and Rye whose lives respectively are put on hold or get upended as a rampant contagion takes the lives of their loved ones and forces their entire kingdom into quarantine Years pass and Fee and Prince Xavi share a strong bond of friendship while the third to their childhood trio remains abroad as their homeland is still under quarantine Fee studies to become a healer under watchful and ever lecturing S 2.5 Maybe But rounding up.This is a fable like tale of three childhood friends Fee, Xavi and Rye whose lives respectively are put on hold or get upended as a rampant contagion takes the lives of their loved ones and forces their entire kingdom into quarantine Years pass and Fee and Prince Xavi share a strong bond of friendship while the third to their childhood trio remains abroad as their homeland is still under quarantine Fee studies to become a healer under watchful and ever lecturing Savva as she tries to untangle the mystery of her best friend Prince Xavi s ailment which threatens to kill him before the quarantine s lifted and the kingdom can resume its normalcy Meanwhile, even ailing Xavi is growing and anxious about his future responsibilities as a crown king and whether or not it is within his abilities to rule wisely and justly Coronation and the return of his brother Prince Rye are upon them when Xavi s ailment unexpectedly becomes a fully blown sickness and threatens to end everything they ve been working for thus far especially when Fee gets accused of being the cause of it all My favorite thing about this novel by Shelley Sackier was its magic system and how closely it seemed to be connected to seemingly simple but in reality very intricate and subtle art of healing The first few chapters that have the main Fee running around the castle and doing her apprentice chores were some of my favorite moments in this book Her and Xavi s friendship was the other thing as it brought to mind the feeling of coziness and safety They were so comfortable and at ease with each other and it was a delight to read even if perhaps some of that was a byproduct of living in semi seclusion for all those years, it was still a jewel Some of my issues with this novel come from the pace of the events leading up to the quarantine The world building and preparation for a big cliffhanger that in turn sets things in motion for the story to flow naturally are all mechanisms I m familiar with as I m a fantasy fan But something felt off Instead of hungry for , mostly I was just confused and I started doubting the truth about the contagion and everything pretty early on It didn t seem believable enough, we weren t given much detail as to why and how exactly people died Perhaps it was the author s intention That I do not know but confusion was my primary emotion while tackling those first 15% of the book or so Eventually, I found my footing and came to greatly appreciate Fee s struggle as she was learning but that rocky beginning echoed throughout the story In the end truth sprang free and secrets were unveiled but I have to say it didn t knock me off my feet Prince Rye and Fee s love was something I wasn t on board with To me, her friendship with Prince Xavi she even called him the love of her life was tons important than a star crossed lovers trope that was unleased on her and Rye I didn t feel it, I m sorry.At the end of the day the story in its entirety fell kind of flat and wasn t that memorable but I m sure it can find its enthusiasts and attract a appreciative audience than it found with me massive thank you to the publishers and Edelweiss for providing an arc in exchange for a fair and honest review flag Like see review Jul 25, 2018 Jackie rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves arcs, 2018 reads, fantasy A bit of a fairy tale telling where true love can be both a blessing and a curse The Antidote follows three childhood friends who find themselves torn apart when a contagion infects the kingdom forcing it and all of its inhabitants into quarantine As time passes Fee grows stubborn with Prince Xavi growing anxious both to be King and to reunite with the outside world but most importantly they re excited to be joined by his brother Prince Rye When an unexplained illness threatens their j A bit of a fairy tale telling where true love can be both a blessing and a curse The Antidote follows three childhood friends who find themselves torn apart when a contagion infects the kingdom forcing it and all of its inhabitants into quarantine As time passes Fee grows stubborn with Prince Xavi growing anxious both to be King and to reunite with the outside world but most importantly they re excited to be joined by his brother Prince Rye When an unexplained illness threatens their joyful plans and Fee is the prime suspect they must dive into the secrets of the past in order to find the cure that will ensure their future This is a nice story with a bit of Snow White and Rapunzel imagery leaning heavily on the latter than that of the former The magic element had an interesting take on the overall construct of the practice and where it s roots are found and how it evolved when it became outlawed as fear outweighed everything else giving it relevance as people react that way with most things they don t understand but also how medicine is very much rooted into what some would consider magic Some of my problems are with the pacing in the beginning, it tries to set up backstory, world building, character introductions and introduce a major obstacle all within the first 3 chapters and though I know this is important to get through to a reader as you want to hook them as soon as possible especially with fantasy but all it did was screw me up to the point that I had to go back and reread parts to make sure I had everything as close to the right order as possible There s also a plot element with stones that I didn t think was necessary I don t know it felt like there was already a lot there for motivation for both the bad and good characters in this book and that was just an added piece that didn t really go anywhere Speaking of, I could not get behind the love story in this book I had so much love for Fee and the bond she had with a Prince I will not name to avoid spoilers and to see that go nowhere while the other is a rollercoaster of childhood emotions and a lack of trust among other negative attributes sore was depressing Overall this isn t a bad book though it s not exactly memorable if you know what I mean I can see where a lot of people will love this which is great but for me it s just a nice little read on a rainy Wednesday night special thanks to the publishers and edelweiss for providing an arc in exchange for a fair and honest review flag Like see review Jan 31, 2019 Stephanie Ward rated it really liked it Shelves ebook, for review The Antidote is a fresh and exciting new young adult fantasy novel that will have fans of the genre wanting The plot was much intricate and mysterious than the description sounds, which was a huge plus for me I ll admit that it did take me a little while to get really into the book like fifteen chapters or so that s when the pace picks up and big things start happening with the characters After that point, I was devouring each page to see what was going to happen next and what The Antidote is a fresh and exciting new young adult fantasy novel that will have fans of the genre wanting The plot was much intricate and mysterious than the description sounds, which was a huge plus for me I ll admit that it did take me a little while to get really into the book like fifteen chapters or so that s when the pace picks up and big things start happening with the characters After that point, I was devouring each page to see what was going to happen next and what Fee was going to come up against.Speaking of characters, Fee was a great main character I loved watching her mature, change, and grow into herself throughout the story She s realistic and complex, so it made it easy for me to identify with her from early in the book The other characters, especially the other major ones, were also well rounded and interesting I liked watching their relationships with Fee and each other grow and change during the story The only thing that sort of bothered me was the author s use of the third person point of view I almost always prefer the first person POV because it allows the reader a much deeper connection with the narrator, and no other writing styles can quite get that for me If this had been written in the first person from Fee s perspective, I think I would ve liked this story even than I already did That s my own personal opinion and doesn t reflect on the story itself or the writing others are going to feel differently than me and that s fine I just wanted to share my honest thoughts Overall, this was a strong addition to the YA fantasy genre and I definitely recommend it to fans who enjoy magic, friendship, love, and fantasy in general.Disclosure I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review flag Like see review Jan 08, 2019 Anita Eti rated it liked it review of another edition Meh I was underwhelmed by this book Based on the raving reviews I d been expecting the next big thing in fantasy but instead, I read something that was a mesh of different books and really not that interesting It was honestly kind of a struggle to read through this book because it was boring at parts I d find myself skimming through various sections In addition, with blatantly obvious clues the author solved a big chunk of the mystery in an early chapter In my opinion, I just didn t feel c Meh I was underwhelmed by this book Based on the raving reviews I d been expecting the next big thing in fantasy but instead, I read something that was a mesh of different books and really not that interesting It was honestly kind of a struggle to read through this book because it was boring at parts I d find myself skimming through various sections In addition, with blatantly obvious clues the author solved a big chunk of the mystery in an early chapter In my opinion, I just didn t feel convinced enough in the story that I was engrossed but others might enjoy the author s style of writing There were also some plot and world building holes, and I would have liked further information on some things, but overall ok Maybe read on a long airplane ride Thanks Edelweiss for an ARC of this book flag Like see review Feb 01, 2019 A.R Hellbender rated it really liked it review of another edition This book definitely exceeded my expectations It brought nonstop suspense all throughout the story and was a great read I read it in just 2 days that were both work days However, there were a lot of small things that I thought could have been better The main one is that the magic didn t have a very coherent system to it, and sometimes came across as a convenient plot device This is partly because we actually saw very little magic in the story And though we did see a bit of the world it tak This book definitely exceeded my expectations It brought nonstop suspense all throughout the story and was a great read I read it in just 2 days that were both work days However, there were a lot of small things that I thought could have been better The main one is that the magic didn t have a very coherent system to it, and sometimes came across as a convenient plot device This is partly because we actually saw very little magic in the story And though we did see a bit of the world it takes place in, the world building left me wanting.There were also some things like information being kept from the main character despite there not being any real reason not to tell her, just because it made for a dramatic reveal later However, these things didn t take away from the story overly much, and the book was a great read overall flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 27, 2019 Natalie marked it as dnf review of another edition Shelves anticipated 2019, arcs I m definitely being too harsh with this, but I couldn t even get myself to 10% before getting bored and knowing I wouldn t enjoy this one and thus DNF ing it.This book has the elements of two of my least favorite fantasies I ve read within the last few months Bloodleaf and Ever combined.Look, the concept is interesting a whole kingdom under some deadly curse disease thing Except nothing is explained Not really At least, not throughly enough to actually make me feel invested.Might try I m definitely being too harsh with this, but I couldn t even get myself to 10% before getting bored and knowing I wouldn t enjoy this one and thus DNF ing it.This book has the elements of two of my least favorite fantasies I ve read within the last few months Bloodleaf and Ever combined.Look, the concept is interesting a whole kingdom under some deadly curse disease thing Except nothing is explained Not really At least, not throughly enough to actually make me feel invested.Might try this again post publishing date But for now I have other, interesting this to read.Thanks to Edelweiss for the copy I just couldn t bear it with this one, sadly flag Like see review Jan 06, 2019 Tasya Dita rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves 2019 release, e arc, dnf I received this book from Edelweiss Plus in exchange for an honest reviewDNF at 33%My first DNF of 2019 I expect myself to enjoyed this book, but the general feeling I experienced while reading this book were boredom and confusion So far the world building was minimal, the names are quite childish and similar with each other Fee, Quinn, Xavi, Savva, and Rye , and the writing felt juvenile Not to mention the plot seemed rushed I m all for fast paced story, but this one felt rushed and Savva I received this book from Edelweiss Plus in exchange for an honest reviewDNF at 33%My first DNF of 2019 I expect myself to enjoyed this book, but the general feeling I experienced while reading this book were boredom and confusion So far the world building was minimal, the names are quite childish and similar with each other Fee, Quinn, Xavi, Savva, and Rye , and the writing felt juvenile Not to mention the plot seemed rushed I m all for fast paced story, but this one felt rushed and Savva s cryptic answers really grated on my nerves It s not exactly a bad book, I just couldn t connect with the story and characters flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 23, 2018 Kalie rated it it was ok Shelves young adult I expected to enjoy this far than I did, but nevertheless, it s still an okay read The way that that this was written reminded me so much of historical fiction largely the tone and how the story builds upon itself so it didn t surprise me at all to learn the author had written that previously Even though I found myself unable to connect enough to the characters to fully embrace this book, I can appreciate the varied world building and the fact that it s a standalone, which is still fa I expected to enjoy this far than I did, but nevertheless, it s still an okay read The way that that this was written reminded me so much of historical fiction largely the tone and how the story builds upon itself so it didn t surprise me at all to learn the author had written that previously Even though I found myself unable to connect enough to the characters to fully embrace this book, I can appreciate the varied world building and the fact that it s a standalone, which is still far too rare in fantasy for my liking I crave a good standalone these days to help fill up the wait between books in series that I m in the middle of flag Like see review previous 1 2 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion 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        Shelley Sackier grew up in a small farming community in Northern Wisconsin continually searching for ways to grow warm Realizing she would never be able to enjoy ice cream like real people should, she left the state and lived the blissful life of a traveling musician Discovering her stories needed space than two verses a bridge and a chorus could provide, she began storytelling in earnest Shelley Sackier grew up in a small farming community in Northern Wisconsin continually searching for ways to grow warm Realizing she would never be able to enjoy ice cream like real people should, she left the state and lived the blissful life of a traveling musician Discovering her stories needed space than two verses a bridge and a chorus could provide, she began storytelling in earnest And then in Virginia Which is where she lives now and continues to write Her first novel, DEAR OPL Sourcebooks 2015 , is a tale about a snarky, overweight thirteen year old, who suffers from loss everywhere in her life except on her body Her next novel, The Freemason s Daughter HarperCollins, 2017 is a story about a 16 yr old Scottish girl living in 1715 who s raised entirely by six burly Scotsman and they re all smugglers The Antidote HarperCollins February 2019 is a YA novel about magic and medicine, and the witches who wield them both To learn about Shelley, visit shelleysackier where she blogs weekly about living on a small farm atop a mountain in the Blue Ridge and how it s easiest to handle most of it with home grown food, a breathless adoration for tractors, and a large dose of single malt scotch.You can also find her on Twitter ShelleySackier, Instagram, and Facebook


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    1. ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Keep your secret close, for your enemies are all around you This wasn t a bad book, nor was it offensive by any means, it was just way too over the top I felt like I was reading a magical soap opera And the twists and turns felt so forced and so unrewarding In this world, there are four kingdoms, but one of the kingdoms has been under quarantine for almost a decade Ten years ago, a plague almost killed [...]



    2. Thank you HarperTeen for providing me with a copy for an honest review.Before I start my review, I just want to say that the cover for this book is absolutely stunning I m sitting at 3.5 4 star rating for this one and since my thoughts are all over the place, I was thinking of doing a bullet style review What I liked This story was focused on Fee s journey of saving her realm and her best friend Xavi than romance I adored the friendship between Fee and Xavi It was refreshing to see a p < [...]


    3. 4 READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG provided from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review thank you HarperTeen and HarperCollins I d like to preface this review by saying that I honestly was not expecting to like The Antidote AT ALL don t get me wrong, I m super happy that I did like it, but after I got approved for an ARC, I happened to stumble upon a few underwhelming and lukewarm reviews for it and truthfully I was kind of dreading h 4 READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG provided from [...]


    4. Isn t that cover divine I believe this is a stand alone from how everything wrapped up in the end Very enjoyable book with great characters Some bits were confusing but perhaps due to reading an e arc.


    5. This book follows Fee, a girl with rather extraordinary talents in a world where possessing any form of magic is abhorrent However the Crown Prince Xavi, who just so happens to be Fee s best friend is sick, and she may be the only one to help him Dark pasts collide with the high stakes and deception of the present, and Fee is left to uncover the secrets of saving the kingdom In the world of healers, there is no room for magic I hyped this book up in my head and no part of it fit with what I This [...]


    6. ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review2 2.5 starsTo say that this wasn t for me would imply that I disliked it and it wouldn t be true exactly There was nothing to dislike in this book and nothing really to like either It was just a bit meh My epic reading buddy, Melanie, phrased it best when she said it s like a magical soap opera with each twist becoming and ridiculous, and less and less engaging Ultimately The Antidote is a bit of a mess but it s such a biz ARC provided [...]


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