Topic: Poison Study
In my fleeting moments of spare time I managed to read the "Study Trilogy" by Maria V Snyder and really enjoyed them. The first book is Poison Study, the second is Magic Study and the third is Fire Study.
If you're looking for a fun read I'd recommend them, here's an extract of the first chapter from Poison Study: http://www.mariavsnyder.com/books/poison01.php
It was like thousands of voices cried out for a sequel and were suddenly silenced...