Graceling by Kristin Cashore Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas Fire by Kristin Cashore Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne . The Apprenticeship is Over—Now the Real Test has Begun. When word that Yelena is a Soulfinder—able to capture and release souls—spreads like wildfire, . Meteorologist turned novelist, Maria's been writing since she was bored at work Fire Study. Chronicles of Ixia: Study (Series). Book 3. Maria V. Snyder Author.
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Maria V. Snyder - Yelena 01 - Poison Study · Read more Snyder, Maria V. - Fire Study. Read more Maria V. Snyder- Study 3 - Fire Study. Read more. Fire Study. Chapter 1. “That's pathetic, Yelena.” Dax complained. “An all-powerful Soulfinder who is not all-powerful. Where's the fun in that?” He threw his long. When word that Yelena is a Soulfinder—able to capture and release souls—spreads like wildfire, people grow uneasy. As the Council debates Yelena's fate, she receives a disturbing message: a plot is rising against her homeland, led by a murderous sorcerer she has defeated.
She forces Yelena to screw up, raise her guard, and find reasons to distrust just about everyone, even the people she cares about most. Having said that, I didn't like this conclusion as much. Here's a quick overview of what was so wrong with Fire Study: Dax attempted to teach me how to move objects with magic. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. See all reviews.
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Mass Market Paperback. From Publishers Weekly Fans of high-spirited adventure, intrigue and romance will celebrate the third book after 's Magic Study in the saga of reluctant mage and diplomat Yelena Zaltana.
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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Nothing in Yelena's life is easy, it seems. Now she's studying at a magical academy think Hogwarts but in Agrabah. Never a dull moment in this book. It seems attacks are coming at her from all directions: While I didn't like the character Leif all that much, nor did I care for Cahil or Goel or the master villain, I suppose they were necessary evils to 1 tie her back to what happened to her in Ixia in Book 1 to make it a proper sequel, 2 tie her to her origins in Sitia to help the reader care about this country 3 give her some other purpose than studying magical history and theory at the academy.
As for the romance, my goodness, it's even better in this book than in book 1. The first moment when our heroine is about to be overcome and bested by her own inexperience while being outnumbered or out-classed, she turns her thoughts to her love to give her strength and Ms. Snyder gives what I believe is one of the most heart wrenching, beautifully romantic scenes I have read.
I had to put it down and remember to breathe. His selfless love for her is absolute. Even though we know he would have followed orders to kill her in book 1, he would not have lived without her. The ferocity of his feelings is as sharp as his assassins blade and her feelings for him are deeper than anything she's ever known.
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Is this this a trilogy? Felicity It is a trilogy with a short story between the first and second book, followed by another trilogy focusing on a side character, and finally the …more It is a trilogy with a short story between the first and second book, followed by another trilogy focusing on a side character, and finally the soulfinders trilogy which returns to the original main character.
There are also i think 3 other novellas but i can't remember where they fit in the series. They are all definitely worth reading though! Leticia Porter how you read every other book???? See all 9 questions about Fire Study…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Feb 05, Lyndsey rated it liked it Shelves: For me, the Study series has been on a descending scale of awesomeness.
A jaunty, double-spaced, fried zombie? The first book, Poison Study , was awesome and gave you that happy-go-lucky feeling at the end and you want to yell "weeeeeee". The second book, Magic Study , was "eh". It felt somewhat disconnected from the original but still good. This third one, Fire Study , was just plain worn-out and over done, too much going on without much really happening.
It had it's moments but mostly it For me, the Study series has been on a descending scale of awesomeness. It had it's moments but mostly it was "blah". So if we are going according to the chart, the next book in the Study series should involve zombies!! Let's face it - everything is better with zombies. But sadly, that epic has never been written and probably never will be.
To sum up, the Study series in descending order: In Fire Study, epic fantasy combines with action in the tale of Yelena, a young woman who has recently discovered her magical abilities and shocker! Things I enjoyed about the book: B A very batty spirit guide for your journey.
A The endless disguising and playing dress-up. I found myself bothered by one of the character's story lines and much to my surprise, I was annoyed by his absence.
Cahil had begun to grow on me and I don't like it when fluff characters or those who provide comic relief turn into the bad guy, if you can really even call him that.
It just doesn't work for me unless they are absolutely diabolical or pull some kind of switcharoo. A good example that comes to mind is Beware! Harry Potter spoiler - Are there still people who haven't read Harry Potter? Now that was a head spinner. Cahil just doesn't work as a villain. In fact, his character could easily have been explored to a much deeper level and used to make the story more interesting.
The villains didn't seem to have a face either. The entire book was just kinda of "Yelena against the man ". Who's the man? You ask. That's the question, isnt it? The big bad "they". There was so much mistrust and flip flopping by the characters. Most of the book, it just wasn't clear who the ultimate evil was or who exactly it was we were fighting against. Now, my answer to the question: My man, at least.
So where was he?? I absolutely hated the near disappearance of my two favorite characters, Ari and Janco. Now that is a spin-off I would love!! I absolutely enjoy a good spinoff. I mean what would life have been without the TV show Angel? But near the beginning, I felt like the circumstances with Opal Cohen were contrived specifically with the intent to launch the spin-off series.
These parts were very interesting; I just wish that we could have seen a greater effect overall on the story.
Although, I really did enjoy the way Opal's ability came into play at the end. Throughout a good portion of the book, Yelena's is accompanied by her storyweaver and official guru, Moon Man.
He is funny, wise, and great - but only to an extent. His impact is lessened when he is around soooo much, especially near the beginning.
Did Yoda follow Luke Skywalker around throughout the entire original trilogy? No, because he's too damn smart for that.
Also, was Yoda constantly naked? Because he's too damn smart for that. Or - maybe it was just because he was out of his prime. Really though. Moon Man is always naked. Geez, Moon Man, what do you think this is - Frikkin Survivor?
Should I call you Richard Hatch? Don't worry. No visual aid for that one. Your welcome! My favorite quote from this book is a simple but adorable one by Leif: Valek was hardly around at all in this one as well.
But it didn't bother me anyway because his character had basically become mush. He used to be gruff and masculine, now he's all "blah blah, lovey dovey". I know - I have a way with words, don't I? He was not at all the Valek I loved in the first book. I miss him. The audio was very good although sometimes unintentionally funny. Sound quality was beautiful and professional. The narrator's voice was usually very smooth; I just got a kick out of the various voices.
But I am "easily giggled. But overall, an enjoyable series. The best of which is the first book and I would definitely recommend you read Poison Study. My review for the first book: Poison study Second book: Magic Study View all 38 comments.
Do you know how long it took me to finish this? Too long. But I acknowledge that's not saying much when even a few seconds of this masterpiece of boredom would have been too long. After finishing Magic Study , I knew that it would be a mistake to pick up the third book. But I already had it, and I still retained a little hope that it could be better after all, and I wanted to be done with this series, and well, I guess I'm just a finisher by nature.
So sue me. Even though one of all the horrible Do you know how long it took me to finish this? Even though one of all the horrible books I force myself to finish no matter what will kill me one day or the other. It's just written in the stars. They are insignificant.
They try to make of Yelena a complex protagonist struggling to get hold of her immense magical powers I thought nothing could bring me to detest that trope, which I swear, it's one of my all-time favorites and miserably fail. Her relationship with Valek can be generously summarized with a nonchalant "Hey, here you are!
Where have you been and why are you here? The plot goes round and round never taking a step forward just to pad the story out.
And to think the first book was so delicious. What happened? View all 12 comments. Apr 04, Angie rated it it was ok Shelves: Snyder 's Study Trilogy. Though she is currently working on a new series following a side character from the Study books, this is the last one to center on the adventures of Yelena, the convicted murderer, turned poison taster, turned diplomatic liaison.
I felt blue because I'd been expecting more and I ended up finishing it more out of a feeling of obligation than because I was truly engrossed.
The story picks up shortly after the events of Magic Study leave off. Yelena, her brother Leif, and the mercurial Moon Man are busy trying to mop up the Soulstealer's mess and dealing with accusations from the Mage's Council. First Magician Roze Featherstone is calling for Yelena's head on a platter and there is little rest for the weary on the horizon. The problem is, very little happens from this point on.
Or rather, very little new stuff happens. What there is is page after page of no one believing Yelena that Roze really is That Evil. Page after page of people stabbing each other with curare left and right and waking up from being stabbed. Page after page of no Valek. And when he is there Yelena's not letting him help her. Instead she spends the majority of her time worrying about his potential demise and trying to protect him from a threat he's much better equipped to deal with than anyone else in the book.
Towards the last three quarters of the story, the characters do start to wake up and act like themselves.
They begin to deal with some of the meatier issues hanging over them just as the book reaches its end. And I felt myself wondering what took them so long? And wishing that the wonderfully dark, emotional atmosphere and tension from Poison Study were present here. Because I missed them. View all 10 comments. Oct 18, Anja H. It's the way the world works. Snowstorms, rainstorms, windstorms, sandstorms, and firestorms. Some are fierce and others are small.
You have to deal with each one separately, but you need to keep an eye on whats brewing for tomorrow. So sad to see this series end I need more Yelena and Valek, duh in my life! This book didn't quite reach the high standards I'd set because of the previous two books though. The first pages which is pretty much half of this book dragged on and were a bit repetitive even.
Always the same curare shit, Yelena trying to save the day but kind of failing to do so At some point I was so annoyed with it all that I wanted to quit!
The last pages made up for A LOT though! So many things happened in such quick succession that I still haven't wrapped my head around most of it lol. The second part definitely had me on the edge of my seat pretty much the entire time.
View 2 comments. Feb 10, Felicia rated it liked it Shelves: Well, I was obsessed with Poison Study, and Magic Study was pretty good, but this book really didn't satisfy. I found myself skimming it a lot, and I felt bad doing it. For some reason the whole reason I liked the series in the first place dwindled throughout this concluding novel to where I forgot what charmed me in the first place.
It wasn't horrible, just not the direction I wanted or expected it to go. I will read this authors future work, definitely, but will not be putting this book in the "keeper" pile with Poison Study. What a pity. This is the only coherent thought in my mind after finishing the Study series. After an oustanding debut followed by a mediocre sequel, the final installment was NOT the proper ending to something that could have been memorable.
Not because of the way it ended, because that was pretty satisfying. In fact, it got 2 stars from me instead of one just because Snyder eventually delivered what is so painfully expected throughout the whole - excessively long - book.
If I had to describe in What a pity. If I had to describe in two words, I'd say: Man, was I bored. The first pages about the rescue mission in the Daviian plains were loooong and boooooring and just superfluous. I caught myself skipping parts, wandering with my mind elsewhere - the Beauty and the Beast cartoon that my kids were watching was more interesting at times - and just being outright irritated with the dragging on and on and on.
What happened to Snyder? Where's the fantastic first book?? It looks like somebody else wrote it. Yelena was one of my biggest problems in this book.
In the first one, I loved her, related to her, felt sad and sympathized with her and her predicament. She is THE heroine. In this book, she just pissed me off the whole time.
What an unlikable character. She makes mistakes the whole time, never listens to anybody, messes up continuously so much I just felt like smacking her and sending HER freaking soul to the underworld. And it doesnt get much better with the other characters, either. Valek appears yet again really late in the book - yes, after that tiresome neverending rescue mission - and again is so secondary to the character of Yelena he seems there just to be her supporting actor.
I can safely say that the most interesting character in this book for me is KIKI Plot-wise, I wonder if Snyder brainstormed and then forgot to give it a sense before jotting it down. It is intricated, convoluted and so badly planned, sometimes it looks as if the author changed her mind about the sequence of happenings WHILE she was actually writing it down. Until the Stormdance clan's orbs shatter, killing Stormdancers and leaving the coastal residents in life-threatening danger.
Opal must find the true recipe for the orbs and fix them. However, Opal is kidnapped trying to rescue Kade, a Stormdancer captured by Warpers. Trapped on the northern ice sheet of Ixia, with a huge storm close behind them Opal comes to terms with her death.
She is prepared to sacrifice herself to save Kade. The second in the Glass series, Sea Glass follows Opal as she defies the council of Sitia and journeys to free her lover from a Warper. With more Warpers after her and a warrant for her arrest being made public, Opal has to fear for her life as she sacrifices more than she realizes to save one she loves. I do see potential in many characters in this world, including Heli the young Stormdancer , Quinn and Fisk.
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