Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WoW #23: Shadow Study (Soulfinders #1) by Maria V. Snyder


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Shadow Study coverShadow Study (Soulfinders #1)
by Maria V. Snyder
February 24 2015
384 pages

 
Goodreads Summary:
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.
  
Loved the Study series. YES more of Yelena and Valek!!!!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

29 comments:

  1. Is this a spinoff then? O.o I hope you'll enjoy, Eileen!

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    1. I'd say it's more a continuation of Yelena's story! But starts off on a new foot so to speak!

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    2. Thanks Joy and Jessica for explaining :) It sounds to me like it's a new adventure but with the characters from the Study series :)

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  2. Yes! I am so excited for this one but I am confused about why this isn't book four instead of one of a whole new series. Unless it is set in a different place with the same characters? I don't know but it doesn't matter because we get Yalena and Valek again!

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    1. It's a new series because it just starts a new "journey" or "adventure" for Yelena and everyone else! It's in the same countries, Ixia and Sitia. But it takes place after the events of the Glass books. I believe it's 8 years after the events of the Study books!

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    2. Wow 8 years! So jealous you're already reading it but thanks for clarifying Jess! Yay for more Yelena and Valek~~

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  3. i need to read a maria v. snyder book. i haven't yet. happy reading :)

    hope you can stop by my WoW Post.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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    1. OOohhh you should!! I LOVE Maria's books! Her Study series may be hard to find, because there's only so many copies left. Word is that once all the sellers are empty--or something like that--new covers will be issued for the Study books!

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    2. Yes definitely read the Study series! One of my all time favourites! And thanks for the update Jessica! I'm excited for some new covers and possibly buying a physical set for myself :D

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  4. I haven't read her other series, but I hope I can do it soon! These books sound amazing!

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    1. They are totally amazing!! Hope you get a chance to read them Lis!!

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  5. Great picl again this week. Girl you're on fire! LOL. Seriously though fantastic choice as always Eileen.
    Monique @ Mo_Books

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  6. Ohhhh VERY NICE!! I just finished this yesterday and LOVED it!! Netgalley has it, in case you didn't know!!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I so want to request it but I don't think I can take the rejection :( Thanks for letting me know though!

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  7. Me again Eileen! Sorry for replying to all the comments! I LOVE Maria's books and saw some with questions and I thought I would answer them since I've talked with Maria about some of these things! ;)

    Hope you enjoy this one!

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    1. Totally not a problem Jess! Thanks so much for clarifying things! And I'm a huge fan of Maria's books too. So jealous you got to talk to her!!

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  8. I have yet to start the Study series but I've heard some really amazing things about it (especially Cristine from PolandbananasBOOKS!) I ca(At least, that's what I think it's about!!)

    ~Fari 0:)

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    1. Yes! That's who I first heard about Poison Study from too! I couldn't stop after the first book and just devoured the series lol. I just finished her Healer series and it's oh so good too!!

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  9. I still haven't started the Study series but I feel like I need to do so very soon, cause I loved her Healer series!
    Great pick!

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    1. Eeee I just finished her Healer series and omg I'm in love with her stories! Please read the Study series! You won't regret it :))))

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  10. I've wanted to read Maria's Study series for ages now, but never get around to actually do it. I hope you enjoy Shadow Study when you get to read it!

    Anatea @ Anatea's Bookshelf

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    1. Thanks Anatea!! Jessica from A Great Read tells me there's going to be new covers soon! Maybe you'll give them a read when those come out? :D

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  11. I haven't read anything by this author before, but I Hope you enjoy this one!
    My WoW

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  12. I hot this ARC on NetGalley. I can't wait to read it.

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  13. YAY, I can't wait to read Shadow Study! From reading the comments above, I'm guessing it's probably best to read the Glass series first? (Eep, more books for the TBR!) Either way, I can't wait to continue on with Yelena and Valek's story :D

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    1. I haven't read the Glass series either but I think there are characters from there that will pop up in the new books so it's safer to just read that series too. I can't get enough of Maria's writing anyways ;)

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