Fantasy, Review, Young Adult

Magic Study | Maria V Snyder

Publisher: Mira Books
Published: 16/05/2008
Genre: Fantasy. Young Adult.
Series: Study Series #2, Chronicles of Ixia #2
Format: Paperback
Pages: 414
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis (Goodreads)
You know your life is bad when you miss your days as a poison taster… 

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.

Review
If I am being completely honest {which I always am in my reviews} I have read this book {read: the entire series of books} 3 or 4 times now, and I will probably read it another dozen or so times in my life. The only other series to hold the position as most read, is the Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling – Because everyone loves Harry Potter. Snyder has such a way with words, she has you hooked from the very first page, and her books are incredibly hard to put down. Even now, after first reading Magic Study back in 2009, I still struggle to put into words just how this entire series makes me feel.

I love watching Yelena grow from page to page, chapter to chapter. I love seeing her become more and more into herself, and start to open up to the other characters and, basically, start to live again.

Snyder’s Study Series is the one series that I go to whenever I need a pick-me-up read as I know that I can get through it really fast, and it never fails to make me smile. I know that I will buy anything, and everything, that Snyder writes as she is easily my all time favourite author.

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