Monday, July 18, 2011

Magic Study Review

392 pages
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...

Once again another great book in the Study series. Yelena's story continues in this second novel and she learns more about herself and her family. Even though I found some scenarios in this book to be predictable at times it was still very enjoyable and fun to read. I enjoyed seeing Yelena try to learn how to control her magic and still deal with all of her new experiences. I loved that the romance between Yelena and Valek was given a chance to develop and mature. I think that Maria V. Snyder did an excellent job with creating a new storyline which pulled me into the story. The mystery and magic aspects rolled together definitely made this book into one of those you won't put down. I recommend this to anyone who has read the first and is looking to read more of Yelena's adventures.


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