Sunday, 29 January 2012

Storm Glass - Book Review

Storm Glass (Glass #1)
by Maria V. Snyder

What is it about:
As a glassmaker and a magician-in-training, Opal Cowan understands trial by fire. Now it's time to test her mettle. Someone has sabotaged the Stormdancer clan's glass orbs, killing their most powerful magicians. The Stormdancers—particularly the mysterious and mercurial Kade—require Opal's unique talents to prevent it happening again. But when the mission goes awry, Opal must tap in to a new kind of magic as stunningly potent as it is frightening. And the further she delves into the intrigue behind the glass and magic, the more distorted things appear. With lives hanging in the balance—including her own—Opal must control powers she hadn't known she possessed…powers that might lead to disaster beyond anything she's ever known.

What did I think of it:
I loved the Study Trilogy by Snyder, so I just had to try this trilogy as well.

I must say this book is enjoyable, but it doesn't reach the same heights as the Study Trilogy.

Opal is a nice character, but she's a bit too self-doubting for me at times. And on top of that there's a love square going on in this book and I'm getting so tired of all the love triangles, squares, decahedrons and what not in (Young Adult) fiction.

I really liked one of the three love interests for Opal (really despised the other two btw), but even though he ends up with Opal by the end of this book there are some hints and tensions that make me think he might not be a keeper, so I'm not getting my hopes up too much.

Aside from the love blah blah the world building is really unique and interesting and the story is decent and enjoyable. The book ends in such a way I'm curious what will happen next, so I will read book two to see where the story will go, while hoping my predictions about the love square will not come true.

Why should you read it:
It's an enjoyable Fantasy adventure.

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Melliane said...

It sounds really interesting, I haven't read this one. Id it the same world as the study series? I thought I read something like that about it. I hope you'll enjoy the second as much as this one!

Sullivan McPig said...

Yes, it's the same world. This trilogy follows the Study trilogy.

Melliane said...

thank you I wasn't sure about it.