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January 14, 2011

Review: Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder



Yelena's new role as Soulfinder has made the Sitian Council uneasy. Worried that her new powers will corrupt her, the Council debates her fate. Yelena, though is trying to keep Sitia and Ixia from going to war. In the middle of political wrangling, Yelena receives a disturbing message: a plot is rising against her homeland, led by Ferde, the Soulstealer who murdered eleven girls and has escaped from prison with Cahil Ixia’s help. Cahil believes if he joins with the new Daviian Clan, he will have enough support to regain the Ixian throne. Testing the limit of her skills, Yelena becomes embroiled in the desperate fight to stop Ferde and the Daviian Clan from siphoning enough power to unleash a Fire Warper on the world. That would be worst than war between the northern and southern lands. Especially since, of all the powers Yelena possesses, she couldn't set fire to a candle wick if her life depended on it. And there is more at stake than just her life.
Excerpt from Maria’s

What an amazing book. I could not put this book down (just like the others)! I would have loved to have read it instead of doing boring accounting. As Yelena is dealing with her powers the Sitian Council is afraid of how powerful she actually is but Yelena also fears herself as well.

Yelena feels like she can’t trust anyone and she has a very good reason for it. The only person she can fully trust is Valek (mmm Valek). Yelena must learn to overcome her fear of her powers to save both Ixia and Sitia.

I don’t want to give too much away because it’s such a great story. But I will say that it’s full of action, keeps you guessing on who really is on Yelena’s side and who is betraying her. There hasn’t been anything that I have disliked about this series except for the fact that the novels come to an end and that is only because I want to keep reading about Yelena and Valek.

The Results:

Rating: 5 out of 5

Would I let my 15 year old sister read: My sister is mature enough to read this but you may feel yours isn’t.

There is reference to rape but no details are explained.

The Details:

Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 448 Pages, 5.19 x 7.88 x 1.19 in
Published: March 1, 2008
Publisher: M I R A Academic Press
ISBN - 10:0778325342
ISBN - 13:9780778325345

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  1. My fiance is reading this book now--she LOVES the series, and I'll be picking it up soon. Can't wait!

  2. I loved the series! I'm trying to get my boyfriend to read them because I think he will like them!

  3. I only read the first one, but I loved it! I'll have to keep reading the series. Anyway, I wanted to let you know that I am passing the Stylish Blogger Award on to you! Congrats and check out my blog for more info.