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Sea Glass by Maria V. Snyder

July 15th, 2010 by Debbie's World of Books


Source: Bought from

Publication date: September 1, 2009

Publisher: Mira Books

I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars

Description from Student glass magician Opal Cowan’s newfound ability to steal a magician’s powers makes her too powerful. Ordered to house arrest by the Council, Opal dares defy them, traveling to the Moon Clan’s lands in search of Ulrick, the man she thinks she loves. Thinks because she is sure another man now her prisoner has switched souls with Ulrick.

In hostile territory, without proof or allies, Opal isn’t sure whom to trust. She can’t forget Kade, the handsome Stormdancer who doesn’t want to let her get close. And now everyone is after Opal’s special powers for their own deadly gain….

I really wish I had re-read Storm Glass before reading this one but I still really enjoyed.  There were a few things I had forgotten but I quickly slipped back into Opal’s world.  I found Opal much more irritating this time around.  She was too head strong and whiny for my tastes but you did have to start feeling sorry for her as one bad thing after another seemed to happen to her.  Things also heat up in the fight for Opal’s love.  Kade is his usual strong, caring and supportive self but Devlin really surprised me.  I actually felt myself starting to like him and wonder if Opal might be better off with him as he doesn’t have conflicting duties like Kade does as a storm dancer.

The plot intrigues in this sequel will keep you wanting to turn the pages to find out what is really going on and who can Opal really trust.  I have to admit there were a few plot twists that I did not see coming.  What bothered me the most about this book though was the change in Ulrick’s character.  The change in him even knowing that he is now in a body that craves blood magic doesn’t seem to account for is complete turnabout in how he views Opal.  Yes, I can understand some bitterness but the fact that he seemed to contain not even an ounce of affection or friendship with her just seemed strange.  Maybe I’m forgetting more than I thought from Storm Glass but this just struck me as odd.  Still I really enjoyed this read and the ending really has me wondering what will happen with Opal in Spy Glass.

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