The Eyes of Tamburah by Maria V Snyder

Maria V Snyder is one of my all-time favourite authors, and I have loved everything of hers that I’ve read so far. I love her characters and their relationships, her magic systems, her world building, and I really love that you can recognise Snyder’s favourite tropes in different series. For example, Snyder loves to put […]

Navigating the Stars by Maria V Snyder

Although I prefer to read fantasy these days, sci-fi was actually my first love (please don’t tell my fantasy books). I’ve read and loved almost all of Snyder’s books, including her original sci-fi Inside Out, so I was pretty keen to dive into this one, especially since it was starting with a younger, mouthier heroine […]

Sun Sets on Study Series as Dawn Study Ends

I don’t even know where to start with this book. You know how each instalment of a series is supposed to be more epic than the last? Well, at one point Snyder has something like 28 characters ‘onscreen’, all with different motivations, characterisations, and backstories, including small children with more sass than they have the […]

Tour Stop + Giveaway: Night Study by Maria V Snyder

Tour Stop + Giveaway: Night Study by Maria V Snyder

I’m absolutely thrilled to be hosting today’s stop for the Night Study blog tour. I’m a huge fan of Maria’s and you can find reviews for the previous books in the Study series here: Poison Study, Poison Study Dream Cast, Assassin Study, Magic Study, Fire Study, Power Study, Ice Study, Shadow Study. I’ve also read […]

Book Review: Ice Study by Maria V Snyder

Book Review: Ice Study by Maria V Snyder

Ice Study is a recently expanded re-write of the previous Ice Study and serves as a prequel of sorts to Shadow Study. In it, Yelena and Valek must overcome a powerful magician set on reclaiming an artefact known as the Ice Moon, which has the ability to destroy all magic in the world, and even […]

Review: Power Study by Maria V Snyder

Review: Power Study by Maria V Snyder

A fun little look at mostly Janco’s point of view as they are recruited by a Sitian magician to help hunt down a powerful blood weapon being abused by a green Sitian rookie. I’ll be honest, Janco got on my nerves a bit. I like Ari’s calm stoicness. Janco never knows when to shut up […]

Book Review: Fire Study by Maria V Snyder

Book Review: Fire Study by Maria V Snyder

SUMMARY Everyone wants to kill Yelena, and she’s hunted some kind of fire demon from hell whilst trying to bring peace to both Sitia and Ixia and finding her true calling as a Soulfinder. WORLDBUILDING I’m not sure what more there is to say of worldbuilding that spans the entire series, but I can say […]

Book Review: Magic Study by Maria V Snyder

Book Review: Magic Study by Maria V Snyder

SUMMARY Yelena has arrived in Sitia and is immediately swept into family politics, magician politics, and a serial killer plot as she reconnects with her parents, learns to control her magic, and tries to keep the peace between the factions bristling for war. WORLDBUILDING I love Snyder’s world, although I did miss the order and […]

Review: Assassin Study by Maria V Snyder

Review: Assassin Study by Maria V Snyder

A short review for a short story found at http://www.mariavsnyder.com/assassinstudy.php Yelena has left Ixia to return home to her long-lost family and learn to control her magic, but someone’s taken her execution order and is determined to follow it through. Can Valek, master assassin, save the love of his life without revealing himself? I quite […]