Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder

Hey Guys! :)

After a successful Halloween with my best friend a book reveiw of Maria V. Snyders last book in the Yelena Zaltana series would be perfect.

Fire Study


When word that Yelena is a Soulfinder - able to capture and release souls - spreads
like wildfire, people grow uneasy. Already Yelena's unusual abilities and past have
set her apart. 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 ha defeated before.

Honour sets Yelena on a path that will test the limits of her skills,
and the hope of reuniting with her beloved spurs her onward.
Her journey is fraught with allies and enemies.
Yelena will have but one chanse to prove herself - and save the land she holds dear.

Yelena must train on her magic. She decides to put that on hold. There are more important thing to do. Cahil and Ferde has escaped from the Keep. If she doesn't do anything quick it might as well be to late.
Yelena likes to jump into any situation and then think of what to do. It has worked before then why wouldn't it now? :)
She constantly discovers her powers and how to use them. She hasn't seen Valek since forever and she longs to be with him, in his arms. They get brought together as Cahil (The wannabe king of Ixia) declares war against Ixia. Again Yelena must use her undiscovered powers to save Valek, Ixia, Sitia and herself.
Will she manage the task as the Soulfinder or is she the wrong girl?

The cover was nice, Although on this cover there was a 'different' girl.
RATE: 7/10

The plot was exiting! It was thrilling to see how eveything turned out and how Maria V. Snyder manages to put the different characters into the story. It was really nice. But somehow I felt there was some scenes that were there to 'fill' the book. I don't remember quite what kind of but there was some moments when you could manage to put the book down. Of course I'm not insulting her book! I Love Maria V. Snyder's books and her writing style. It is amazing and it doesn't get boring as some books might get.
RATE: 8/10

Once again we meet our dear characters again for the final battle. Again, Janco and Ari are the best, next to Valek, Leif and Yelena. Moon man is also quite funny in Fire Study.
He's her Story Weaver. He has the answers to her problem, her future and her past.
I'm really going to miss these characters! They have such awesome personalites and their way of talking. They are truly unique!
RATE: 10/10

Favorite Line:
Janco about Yelena's dull fighting style:
"I like her new style." Janco piped in. "It's good for my ego."

Favorite Scene(s):
Believe it or not but I actually liked the scene when Valek gave Yelena a "cold shoulder". I think it might be because I, myself was shocked over his reaction! That's when I think a book is good. when you're favorite character does something unexpected! That's how it should be! SURPRISING!
And the last scene in the book! I won't reveil it! ^^
RATE: 10/10

Overall I think that this book was a worthy ending of the story of Yelena Zaltana! It had more action and I really enjoyed it! I don't know what more to say... IT WAS AWESOME!
RATE: 9/10

Absoulutley! This is a incredible book and Maria V. Snyder is an amazing author! :D
RATE: 9/10

Comment bellow if you have something to say about it ;)

-Hina :D