Two sisters' reviews of Young Adult and Middle Grade books, inspired by their lovely library.
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. I created the image above from a photo I took, and any other blog may use it if they link back to Gwen & Kate’s Library!
Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder
Series: Soulfinder, Book 1/Study, Book 4
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal
Description: New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder wowed readers with Poison Study, the unforgettable story of poison taster Yelena. Now she’s back with a new tale of intrigue. Once, only her own life hung in the balance… Oddly enough, when Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler. But she’d survived to become a vital part of the balance of power between rival countries Ixia and Sitia. Now she uses her magic to keep the peace in both lands—and protect her relationship with Valek. Suddenly, though, they are beset on all sides by those vying for power through politics and intrigue. Valek’s job—and his life—are in danger. As Yelena tries to uncover the scope of these plots, she faces a new challenge: her magic is blocked. She must keep that a secret—or her enemies will discover just how vulnerable she really is; while searching for who or what is responsible for neutralizing her powers. Yes, the days of tasting poisons were much simpler. And certainly not as dangerous…
Gwen’s Comment: Just this past month the cover and publication date for this exciting book were released (see the author’s blog post here, and Facebook update here)! So, it seems that Maria V. Snyder will be writing three more books from Yelena and Valek’s points of view (alternating), as a companion series to the Study series. Two Chicks on Books are doing a giveaway for Shadow Study, if you are interested, here. I think it’s time for me to re-read and review the first three books in the Study series (and I have yet to read the three short stories, Assassin Study, Power Study, and Ice Study!)…
Publication Date: February 24th, 2015
Any other Maria V. Snyder fans out there biting their nails in anticipation?