Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Review: Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder

Magic Study: Study #2
By Maria V Snyder
Published by Luna
October 2006
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....

Maria V Snyders kick ass heroine is back! Magic Study, the second book in the Study series picks up where Poison Study left off; Yelena is leaving Ixia and is traveling back to Sitia; back to the home and family she was stolen from and to a school that can teach her to how to control her power. 

Yelena is welcomed home with open arms - for the most part. Her brother seems to be a little hesitant. After leaving home to travel to the Magicians Keep (magic school) she is kidnapped by the lost prince. The self defense she learned in Poison Study comes in handy! 

Yelena eventually makes it to the Magicians Keep, she is just learning the ropes when a tragic accident occurs. This accident leads Yelena on another mission, someone is kidnapping magicians and siphoning their blood.

This is probably my favorite story in the series; Yelena isn't as dependent on Ari, Janco, and Valek as she was in Poison Study. Lots of new characters are introduced and Yelena's full potential is slowly being uncovered. You won't be able to put this book down. 

1 comment:

Kendra said...

Love this book, and love Maria V. Snyder. She is so good at creating different worlds, but making them so believable you feel like you are there.