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Magic Study (The Chronicles of Ixia #2) by Maria V. Snyder | Review

4:07:00 PM

Hardcover
392 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Luna

YOU KNOW YOUR LIFE IS BAD WHEN YOU MISS YOUR DAYS AS A POISON TASTER...

With her greatest enemy dead, and on her way to be reunited with the family she'd been stolen from long ago, Yelena should be pleased. But though she has gained her freedom, she can't help feeling isolated in Sitia. Her Ixian background has changed her in many ways—and her newfound friends and relatives don't think it's for the better....

Despite the turmoil, she's eager to start her magic training—especially as she's been given one year to harness her power or be put to death. But her plans take a radical turn when she becomes involved with a plot to reclaim Ixia's throne for a lost prince—and gets entangled in powerful rivalries with her fellow magicians.

If that wasn't bad enough, it appears her brother would love to see her dead. Luckily, Yelena has some old friends to help her with all her new enemies....

Now, What I Thought:

After reading about less then half of this book, I was a little disappointed in it. Coming from LOVING the first, Poison Study, when it had Valek, the Commander and even Janco and Ari (who made it funny as hell) basically all that amazing stuff, was what I loved about it. 

But this book just didn't have them or at least hardly at all. Now, in the whole entire book I really liked one part. When SURPRISE, SURPRISE, Ixia 'representative' came to visit for some kind of meeting of sorts. I'll admit, there were some nice scenes between Yelena and Valek but I found (like some other people did as well) that Valek changed.. but anyways, not to ruin it for people who were thinking of reading it, from there on, I enjoyed it :) The book wasn't BAD, don't get me wrong. It just wasn't as great as the first one.
I will definitely continue reading the next book, that's for sure.


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