Magic Study (Study #2) by Maria V. Snyder

Posted August 2, 2013 in 4 Star Ratings / Leave a comment!


MAGIC STUDY by Maria V. Snyder


About MAGIC STUDY (taken from

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.


I love, love, love this series! I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the first but that’s pretty typical for me since the first books are almost always the best. I like how there’s a whole new setting for this book since Yelena is banished from Ixia. I really enjoyed watching her journey from one place to another while trying to learn magic AND meeting her real family for the first time. There’s so many new things in this book and it makes it really exciting.

What I didn’t like in this book was how everyone treated Yelena like she’s the best at everything so the rules don’t apply to her. I know she’s great at a lot of things but everyone puts her up on this platform and it’s a little strange to me. I found Yelena wasn’t quiet the same character as in the first book. She doesn’t use her brain as much as she used to. It’s not that bad though because I still loved this book and can’t wait to read more.

4.5 out of 5!

“He made a weak attempt to look innocent, but I knew better. “Should I guess how many concealed weapons you have or should I strip search you?”
“A strip search is the only way to be absolutely certain.” Valek’s deep blue eyes danced with delight.”


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4 responses to “Magic Study (Study #2) by Maria V. Snyder

  1. I love the whole series and have read them multiple times, I also love the spin-off series, The Glass Trilogy. She is an amazing author, she is one of the authors that if they have a new book out, I buy it without even looking at the blurb.

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