Thursday, May 23, 2013

Review of Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder


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..."

My Review: I love following Yelena's story! I really enjoyed getting to know her and her past as she did herself. We met some new fantastic characters in this book, I absolutely love Kiki, and some of our old favorites reappear, Janco and Ari of course. While I did absolutely enjoy this book, it wasn't quite as good as the first for me. It felt like there was just too much drama and action going on in too short of a time period, this girl never sleeps. I do understand that this is a fantasy but you can't ignore the need for basic human functions. That said it is still totally worth the read and you get sucked into the story!
My Rating: I couldn't put this story down even though it did seem a little too busy. I give it a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag.

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