Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Fire Study: Study Book 3 Review

Title: Fire Study
Series: Study Book 3
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Pages: 448
 Publisher: Mira
Publication Date: March 1, 2008
My Edition: Paperback
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Borrowed from: the Library

Summary from Amazon:
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.…

vHonor 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.

Fire Study was a bittersweet end to the great Study series. At first it started off a little slow, but thankfully it speed back up to the awesome action plot with kick-butt Yelena starting some more trouble. Yelena finally discovers she is a soulfinder and starts to develop more magical power which causes lots of disruption in Sitia and eventually Ixia. She faces lots of people wanting her dead causing tons of action scenes. The fantasy and magical elements in Fire Study were really interesting and fun to read about. The last 200 pages were very hard to stop reading and were filled with new and old characters.

I really like how well-written the books are and adore the characters even more! I absolutely love Valek and Yelena. They are a fun couple to read about, but so much trouble seems to follow them. The first book in the series was amazing, but the second two in the series weren't as great. They both were really good, but weren't as powerful as Poison Study. I'm actually very sad now that the series is over, but I look forward to reading the next series based off a minor character in the Study series!



  1. Great review! I have to agree- Poison Study was definitely the best of the three, but I love this entire series. Yelena is awesome!! :)

  2. The Study Series is my favourite series! I cannot wait to start the Glass Series and Inside Out as well :) Great review!


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