Mar 172015
Review: Magic Study

It’s been almost a year since I read the first book in the series, but this book made it so easy to slip back into the world and characters. It felt very smooth, with just the right amount of recap. I found it interesting that the focus of this book is so different from the first. In this one, Yelena meets her family and basically goes to school to learn how to control her magic. It was an interesting development, and one that opened up a whole new range of issues, along with ones that continued from book one. I […]

May 142014
Review: Poison Study

After reading this book, I have decided that I love assassin stories. I’ve read a number of them over the past year that I loved, and this is definitely in that top list. There is excitement and intrigue and it’s just plain fun. Yelena is a great main character. She has an unfortunate past that while not fully revealed, is explained enough for me to feel quite bad for her. Her childhood and early adulthood are the stuff of horror stories, and yet she has worked really hard to overcome them. She’s strong and intelligent, and very likable. While I […]