by Maria V Snyder
Yelena is sentenced to die, but she is offered a reprieve- become the most loathed man in the world's food taster. So a death now, or a chance at death everyday for the rest of her life however short that is going to be. She chooses to not die today...
I really like Maria Snyder's books, the writing may not be the best but the premises are awesome. I really like the worldbuilding, the fantasy is unique, the characters are involving you want to know more about them. There is just a bit of romance and mystery, I highly recommend any of her novels.