Review: Night Study (Soulfinders #2; Study #5)

Shadow Study coverAuteur: Maria V. Snyder
Pagina’s: 444
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publicatie: Mira, januari 2016
ISBN: 9780778318750

Ever since being kidnapped from the Illiais Jungle as a child, Yelena Zaltana’s life has been fraught with peril. But the recent loss of her Soulfinding abilities has endangered her more than ever before. As she desperately searches for a way to reclaim her magic, her enemies are closing in, and neither Ixia nor Sitia is safe for her anymore. Especially since the growing discord between the two countries and the possibility of a war threatens everything Yelena holds dear.

Valek is determined to protect Yelena, but he’s quickly running out of options. The Commander suspects that his loyalties are divided, and he’s been keeping secrets from Valek…secrets that put him, Yelena and all their friends in terrible danger. As they uncover the various layers of the Commander’s mysterious plans, they realize it’s far more sinister than they could have ever imagined.

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Review: Shadow Study (Soulfinders #1; Study #4)

mg style=”float: left; padding-right: 25px; border: none;” src=”” alt=”Shadow Study cover” width=”211″ height=”320″ />Auteur: Maria V. Snyder
Pagina’s: 384
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publicatie: Mira, februari 2015
ISBN: 9780778317401

Once, only her own life hung in the balance…

When Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler. She survived to become a vital part of the balance of power between rival countries Ixia and Sitia.

Now she uses her magic to keep the peace in both lands—and protect her relationship with Valek.
Suddenly, though, dissent is rising. And Valek’s job—and his life—are in danger.
As Yelena tries to uncover her enemies, she faces a new challenge: her magic is blocked.And now she must find a way to keep not only herself but all that she holds dear alive.

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Review: Magic Study (Study #2)

Magic Study coverAuteur: Maria V. Snyder
Pagina’s: 419
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publicatie: Mira Books, mei 2008
4.5 Eikels

With an execution order on her head, Yelena has no choice but to escape to Sitia, the land of her birth. With only a year to master her magic – or face death – Yelena must begin her apprenticeship and travels to the Four Towers of the Magician’s Keep.

But nothing in Sitia is familiar. Not the family to whom she is a stranger. Not the unsettling new facets of her magic. Nor the brother who resents her return. As she struggles to understand where she belongs and how to control her rare powers, a rogue magician emerges – and Yelena catches his eye.

Suddenly she is embroiled in battle of good against evil. And once again it will be her magical abilities that will either save her life…or be her downfall.

“You know your life is bad when you miss your days as a poison taster”(beschrijving goodreads)

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Review: Poison Study (Study #1)

Poison Study coverAuteur: Maria V. Snyder
Pagina’s: 409
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publicatie: Mira Books, September 2007
4 Eikels


A quick death

Or slow poison…

Yelena has a choice – be executed for murder, or become food taster to the Commander of Ixia. She leaps at the chance for survival, but her relief may be short-lived.

Life in the palace is full of hazards and secrets. Wily and smart, Yelena must learn to identify poisons before they kill her, recognise whom she can trust and how to spy on those she can’t. And who is the mysterious Southern sorceress who can reach into her head?

When Yelena realises she has extraordinary powers of her own, she faces a whole new problem, for using magic in Ixia is punishable by death… (beschrijving goodreads)

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