Thursday, 5 January 2012

Magic Study - Book Review

Magic Study (Study #2)
by Maria V. Snyder

What is it about:
You know your life is bad when you miss your days as a poison taster...

With her greatest enemy dead, and on her way to be reunited with the family she'd been stolen from long ago, Yelena should be pleased. But though she has gained her freedom, she can't help feeling isolated in Sitia. Her Ixian background has changed her in many ways—and her newfound friends and relatives don't think it's for the better....

Despite the turmoil, she's eager to start her magic training—especially as she's been given one year to harness her power or be put to death. But her plans take a radical turn when she becomes involved with a plot to reclaim Ixia's throne for a lost prince—and gets entangled in powerful rivalries with her fellow magicians.

If that wasn't bad enough, it appears her brother would love to see her dead. Luckily, Yelena has some old friends to help her with all her new enemies...

What did I think of it:
Although not as mind blowing as the first book in this trilogy, Magic Study is a great read.

Yelena meets some intriguing new characters and gets caught up in some nasty intrigues and exciting adventures. Luckily my favorite character from Poison Study also returns although his role in Magic Study is much smaller than in the previous book.

Yelena does some serious growing up and along the way there were a couple of moments I felt like slapping her silly, but in the end she luckily made the right choices.

I immediately picked up book three in this trilogy after finishing this book and if Snyder continues to write stories like this I will most certainly read her other books as well.

Why should you read it:
This is very cool, adventure filled Fantasy.

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M.A.D. said...

I haven't heard of this series before, but it does sound good!! :)

Melliane said...

I really enjoyed this series too. I need to read the third book which still waits me in my TBR pile. I just need more time to read it lol

A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

I've got to give this author a try..this series sounds great.

Sullivan McPig said...

You should! I love this trilogy. The next trilogy (glass trilogy) is enjoyable, bit this one is just awesome