The Poisons We Drink

“All witchers possessed two things: a birthright and a calling.”

📖 The Poisons We Drink
✍🏻 Bethany Baptiste
📚 Sourcebooks Fire
⭐️ 4.5/5

ON SALE March 5, 2024

Thank you Sourcebooks Fire and Turn the Page Tours for my gifted copy!


In a country divided between humans and witchers, Venus Stoneheart hustles as a brewer making illegal love potions to support her family.

Love potions is a dangerous business. Brewing has painful, debilitating side effects, and getting caught means death or a prison sentence. But what Venus is most afraid of is the dark, sentient magic within her.

Then an enemy’s iron bullet kills her mother, Venus’s life implodes. Keeping her reckless little sister Janus safe is now her responsibility. When the powerful Grand Witcher, the ruthless head of her coven, offers Venus the chance to punish her mother’s killer, she has to pay a steep price for revenge. The cost? Brew poisonous potions to enslave D.C.’s most influential politicians.

As Venus crawls deeper into the corrupt underbelly of her city, the line between magic and power blurs, and it’s hard to tell who to trust…

Herself included.

♡ Magic system
♡ World building
♡ Book cover

I enjoyed the magic system and the consequences it held connecting to real-life troubles. This book made me laugh and cry and also wanted to throw my book at some characters heads 🤣 the book was able to portray the division between magic and humans. The story in itself was a bit all over the place, but other than that, I truly enjoyed it! If you are wanting to delve into other YA fantasy books, I recommend reading this!

Read this if you love:
💕 Love potions
💕 Morally grey witches
💕 Partner-In-Crime

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