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Kicking Off 2015 Reading

January 1st, 2015 by Debbie's World of Books

First 2015 Read

Welcome to 2015!

2014 was a crazy year and I can’t wait to see what 2015 holds.  I kicked off the year reading…

Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder

I love Maria V. Snyder’s Glass and Study series so I jumped when I heard this book was available for review on NetGalley.  I stayed up til 2am reading and had to force myself to go to sleep since I knew I had to wake up somewhat early the next day.  Loving it!

About the book:

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,

“Doing full justice to the plot of this original and entertaining epic fantasy is impossible. Suffice it to say that the action is nonstop. The many characters leap to life, particularly Yelena, whose first-person narrative is riveting.”
~ RT Book Reviews on Fire Study

What book did you kick off 2015 with?

Posted in Books, Fantasy

One Response

  1. Tracee Gleichner

    This sounds like a great book – I’ll have to check it out!

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