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Spy Glass by Maria V. Snyder

September 1st, 2010 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: I requested to review this book

Publication date: September 1, 2010

Publisher: Harlequin

I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars

Description from Goodreads.com: An undercover mission leads to danger, adventure and an impossible choice. After siphoning her own blood magic in the showdown at Hubal, Opal Cowan has lost her powers. She can no longer create glass magic. More, she’s immune to the effects of magic. Opal is now an outsider looking in, spying through the glass on those with the powers she once had, powers that make a difference in the world. Until spying through the glass becomes her new power. Suddenly, the beautiful pieces she makes flash in the presence of magic. And then she discovers that someone has stolen some of her blood – and that finding it might let her regain her powers. Or know it could be they are lost forever.

This book was a satisfying end to the trilogy for me.  I found Opal to be less whiny than in the last book although she still does make some stupid mistakes.  At first I was worried we wouldn’t see some of my favorite characters but Eve, Nic, Ari and Janco make some appearances and we see more of Valek in this story.  The pacing of the story was great and there was a nice mix of humor provided mainly by Opal’s mother.  At one point she is so upset with Opal that she pretends Opal is dead when Opal and Kade come to visit.  There are plenty of twists and turn in this story that will keep you guessing and hooked to the very end.  One of the biggest questions of who will Opal end up with, Kade or Devlin, is not resolved until almost the very end although you start to get hints through out the book.

If you already read the book or want some spoilers about who she ends up with highlight the text below:

I have to admit I was a tad shocked that Opal ended up with Devlin although I was kind of hoping for that outcome.  I know some people will say how could she pick the man who tortured her for days but I really felt like once the blood addiction was purged he was a totally different person.  If I were Opal I would have had a hard time moving past it but Devlin is so sweet in this book that you can’t help but root for him.  He also seemed more well suited to Opal than Kade.  Kade is tied to his storm dancing responsibilities and seemed too set in how his life is laid out.  Devlin is much more flexible and seems up for anything.  Seeing as how Opal flits from one situation to another I think she needed someone who could always be there for her and not tied down to other responsibilities.  What do/did you think?  If you reply in the comments please add “SPOILER” to the beginning of your comment.

Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Fantasy, Young Adult

2 Responses

  1. Michelle

    I’ve got to finish the Study series so that I can start this one. I’ve heard that it’s much better.

  2. dsuzuki

    That’s funny. I was rushing to finifh this one so I could start the Study series because I heard that one is much better.

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