Flash reviews: Study Series de Maria V. Snyder

Pentru ca s-au adunat destul de multe carti pe care le-am citit la inceputul anului, iar acum sunt la finalul sau ( da, apreciez ironia situatiei ) si pentru ca detaliile din acele romane nu imi mai sunt atat de vii in memorie, am decis sa fac niste flash reviews in care sa imi prezint parerile intr-un scurt paragraf.

Poison Study (Study, #1)„Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison…

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.

And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.

As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren’t so clear…”

Recezie: Aceasta carte a fost prima mea intalnire cu romanele Mariei V. Snyder, o intalnire ce a avut foarte mult succes tinand cont ca am continuat sa citesc inca 5 romane ale autoarei. De departe cea mai buna carte din serie, „Poison Study” este un roman ce imbina o premiza unica, cu personaje bine conturate, actiune ce te tine in suspans pana la finalul cartii si o frumoasa poveste de dragoste. Recunosc ca ideea care m-a prins de la inceput este ca personajul principal devine „degustator de mancaruri,” o idee pe care nu am mai intalnit-o pana acum in romanele YA. Insa, ce urmeaza este mult mai mult decat incercearea Yelenei sa supravietuiasca; este o poveste plina de intrigi si de secrete intr-o lume in care magia este interzisa si cu toate acestea rolul pe care il joaca este foarte important.

Nota mea: 5+/5


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….”

Recenzie: Spuneam ceva mai sus ca volumul 1 a fost cel mai bun din serie. Intr-adevar asa a fost, in ciuda faptului ca m-as fi asteptat ca actiunea sa devina din ce in ce mai buna pe masura ce romanele inainteaza. Desi „Magic Study” continua viata Yelenei intr-un mod captivant, iar itele se incurca tot mai mult, ceva din magia primului volum se pierde pe parcurs. Personajele parca nu mai sunt consecvente, iar dusmanii Yelenei sunt toti conturati dupa aceeasi tipologie.

Nota mea: 4/5

Fire Study (Study, #3)

The apprenticeship is over—now the real test has begun.

When word that Yelena is a Soulfinder—able to capture and release souls—spreads like wildfire, people grow uneasy. Already Yelena’s unusual abilities and past have set her apart. As the Council debates Yelena’s fate, she receives a disturbing message: a plot is rising against her homeland, led by a murderous sorcerer she has defeated before…

Honor sets Yelena on a path that will test the limits of her skills, and the hope of reuniting with her beloved spurs her onward. Her journey is fraught with allies, enemies, lovers and would-be assassins, each of questionable loyalty. Yelena will have but one chance to prove herself—and save the land she holds dear.

Recenzie: Ultimul volum din serie parca mai recupereaza teren si pierde din nestatornicia celui dinainte. Este mai alert, mai interesant, te captiveaza mai bine. Totusi, am observat aceeasi problema si la acesta ca si la al doilea volum. Autoarea parca nu reuseste sa isi tina personajele consecvente; pe alocuri te intrebi daca sunt chiar ele sau ai citit gresit numele.

Nota mea: 4.5/5

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