Book Review: Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder

Title: Fire Study
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Rating: 3/5

Summary:  Yelena is a Soulfinder, meaning she can capture and release souls, and she makes people nervous because well, the last Soulfinder wasn’t a very nice person at all.  However, Yelena is at the mercy of the Council.  Yet, when is Yelena’s life simple,  there is a plot rising against her homeland by a murderous sorcerer that Yelena has already defeated before.  Ultimately Yelena will have one chance to prove herself and save the land she holds dear.

Review:  The third and final book in the Study series (not counting the subsequent short stories).  This book, in retrospect, did not really satisfy my hopes for this series.  So, my initial rating of five stars has now been dropped to three.  The first book in the series was by far my favorite, Magic Study was another that was good, but this one was just lacking somewhere, and there were parts that I felt myself skimming through (which is something I very rarely do).

The direction wasn’t what I was expecting, not that it is overall a bad thing, it is just something different than the tone that had been set previously in the other two books.  It frustrates me as a reader, but I do understand that the Author has their own vision of how they wish things to be and I respect that, in this case it just left me lacking.

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