Author: Maria V. Snyder

Book View: Fire Study

Book View: Fire Study

Short & Sweet: Any and all doubts I ever had about this series flew right out the window with Fire Study. Snyder is back in her element bringing readers a fast paced action novel that kicks butt. Yelena and her friends are tested to the limits in the last installment. And what an ending it was. I was completely blown away.   Final Verdict: Fire Study easily reminded me why Snyder is such a talented writer. I devoured this novel in hours… not wanting to put this novel down for anything. It was a completely satisfying read that left me in awe.

Posted August 21, 2010
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Book Review: Inside Out

Book Review: Inside Out

Trella is thrown into a rebellion without really meaning to. She's got certain experience in the pipes that makes her a necessary part of changing how things work in the system. She may not believe in the mythical way to save them, but she becomes involved because of curiosity and because her only real friend Inside is willing to risk it all to find a way out. Inside Out will blow you away – it is full of action, adventure and a bit of an emotional roller coaster. I love the twists and turns – getting to know Inside – a […]

Posted August 10, 2010
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Book Review: Spy Glass

Book Review: Spy Glass

Opal is mopey. She has lost her powers and now feels like an outsider in the world that she has come to love. Her love life is in shambles. Kade is distant… and her relationship with a certain reformed "friend" is not a simple as it may seem. On top of everything, Opal discovers that her blood maybe still be out there somewhere… just waiting on her to find. But finding it may come at a high cost. Will she become addicted to the blood magic like so many before her have? Or will her new found immunity cause issues […]

Posted August 8, 2010
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Book Review: Sea Glass

Book Review: Sea Glass

  Opal is back in action again in Sea Glass. Like the previous novel, Opal is an engaging and fun character to follow. Her adventures are plenty as she seems to leap from one troublesome adventure to another. From the previous novel, Storm Glass, Opal has done what seems like a complete 180 in regards to her personality. Gone is the optimistic Opal who believes in the good of everyone. In her place is an Opal who as been burned one too many times. An Opal who seems jaded beyond belief. As reader, I enjoyed seeing another side of her […]

Posted August 4, 2010
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Book Review: Storm Glass

Book Review: Storm Glass

  Since being captivated a few months ago by Snyder's dystopian novel, Inside Out, I decided that it might be time to give her fantasy novel, Storm Glass, a chance. And I have to say that I was very pleasantly surprised. Readers of Tamora Pierce will quickly discover that they have found a kindred soul in Snyder. Her words flow effortlessly from the page creating a breath-taking world that readers will never want to leave. It is a world that is easy to bask in. The details are full bodied and utterly enchanting. This can also be said of the characters. Opal, Kade, and […]

Posted July 24, 2010
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Book Review: Spy Glass

Book Review: Spy Glass

I absolutely love Maria V. Snyder's books and I bugged Emily to borrow her copy of Spy Glass from BEA. Thanks Emily! In Spy Glass, Opal sets out on another adventure involving danger, intrigue, and, as always, romance. I don't want to reveal too much for those that haven't read the rest of the series, so I will leave it at that. I definitely love how action-filled the Glass series continues to be and look forward to any related series that Maria writes next. Opal has changed again and she has to deal with more issues externally and internally to […]

Posted July 7, 2010
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