Poison or Protect by Gail Carriger

190 pages first pub 2016 (editions)

fiction fantasy romance adventurous mysterious fast-paced


Can one gentle Highland soldier woo Victorian London's most scandalous lady assassin, or will they both be destroyed in the attempt? New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger presents a stand-alone romance novella set in her popular steampun...

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Community Reviews Summary of 659 reviews


lighthearted 66%
adventurous 61%
funny 50%
emotional 22%
hopeful 22%
mysterious 22%
sad 5%
tense 5%


fast 61%
medium 33%
slow 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 53% | A mix: 40% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 7%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 78% | Yes: 14% | It's complicated: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 8%

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