Friday, January 28, 2011
Book #6 - Magic Study
Maria V. Snyder
Blurb: 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....(From Goodreads)
Opening Sentence:""We're here," Irys said."
Length: Medium - 392 pages
Notes: This is book #2 in the Poison Study series. I liked this book, but I often found myself frustrated with the main character, Yelena. So many times, I would get so frustrated with her choices and her actions that I almost wouldn't want to read anymore! But I guess if she would have made the choices I would have made, it would have taken away a lot of the action of the book! I didn't like this book as much as the first one, but it was still entertaining.
Random quote: "Living is a risk," I snapped at him. "Every decision, every interaction, every step, every time you get out of bed in the morning, you take a risk. To survive is to know you're taking that risk and to not get out of bed clutching illusions of safety."