Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Waiting On Wednesday #104 - Shadow Study

Waiting On Wednesday, where we put the spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating, is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

This week's choice is -

Shadow Study (Soulfinders #1) - Maria V Snyder
ISBN - 9780778317401
Publisher - Mira/ Harlequin Teen
Expected release date - February 24 2015

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

I devoured Poison Study and its sequels so when I heard that the story was continuing I wasn't sure whether to be ecstatic or worried. I'm hoping that Shadow Study is going to do the first six books justice and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. Having said that I'll probably dither over reading it for six months before running the risk of reading it... 



  1. I loved Poison Study and devoured the whole series at once too! So excited to see more Yelena and Valek~~~

    1. Me too! Can't wait to read it :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I've heard fabulous things about Maria V Synder's books - I really need to pick one up!
    I hope you enjoy this one :-D

  3. I've got the ARC of this and I'm a little nervous about it, too! As with all series I love... Me and my sister are both embarking on a mega reread to prepare ourselves.

  4. I have enjoyed her other books. This one does sound very good and interesting. I hope you love all your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  5. I haven't read Maria V Snyder yet but I really need to! great pick :)
    here's our WOW

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  6. I adored Poison Study and the second book (sorry, can't remember the title!) but I'm behind on the series. But I agree, I love this series and I would love to catch up, especially since there's a new one coming out!

  7. I really need to read this author I think. Haven't been there yet though.
    Check out my WOW

  8. More Poison Study books? Holy moly... I hope you enjoy those, since you loved the first series. I still have to read any of them, but I love the concept and hope I will. =)
    My WoW / Cover Reveal

  9. Poison taster? And that is considered easy o.O
    here's our WoW :)

  10. YESSSS! I love the Poison Series and I really want to read more of this wonderful world that has Yelena and Valek (hope to read about them).
    my wow

  11. I have Poison Study...which I still need to read, eep!
    Totally love this cover, hopefully it's as good as the other series! It sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing!


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