Maria V. Snyder Wednesdays: Retrospective review of “Magic Study”

Amazon/Barnes & Nobles/Books-A-Million/GoodReads Welcome to another edition of Maria V. Snyder Wednesdays! These weekly features will henceforth continue for the next six weeks, as I plan on covering many more Maria V. Snyder books beyond the Study Trilogy. As such, you will see new reviews of titles from the Glass Trilogy and Inside Out Trilogy.  The reason for the continuation…

Maria V. Snyder Author Highlight Wednesdays: Poison Study Retrospective

Amazon/Barnes and Nobles/ Books-A-Million/ Goodreads/Author Website  From my older version, more outdated looking Blogspot blog, this is the 2009 version of my Poison Study review, dredged up for comparison’s sake!  When finding the exact link for my previous, nearly five-year old review of Maria V. Snyder’s Poison Study, I forbade myself from reading it over, as I wanted the…

Review of Maria V. Snyder’s “Taste of Darkness:” Author Highlight Wednesdays

Amazon/ Barnes and Nobles/ Books-A-Million/Goodreads Maria V. Snyder’s ending books can be a very divisive thing. For instance, the concluding volume of the Glass series Spy Glass, revolving around the glass magician Opal, was a very contentious ending for the series. In my own opinion, I thought that Spy Glass  was one of Maria V. Snyder’s strongest books of…

Review of Maria V. Snyder’s Scent of Magic: Author Highlight Wednesdays

Amazon/Barnes and Nobles/Goodreads Much like the first novel Touch of Power,Scent of Magic is yet another deceptively simple novel, which really is a fairly complex, multifarious novel under the surface. Maria V. Snyder meticulously writes with measured prose that seems to be written both clearly and effectively. For those that have read the first novel, you are…

Female Magic Wielder Month: Author Highlight: Maria V. Snyder

      Duties in Life include- adept wordsmith (linguistic wizard), and part-time military strategist, as exemplified through the character of Avry from the Healer Series (not really, but it will prove to be an indispensable skill, when the zombie apocalypse rolls around.) Some of her noteworthy titles, featuring dynamic, powerful female magic wielder include: Click on…

Special Lev Grossman “Magician’s Kit” Giveaway!!

Become like Prospero from William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and train yourself to become a literary wizard, utilizing things from the enviable, enigmatic “Magician’s Kit!” ****Contest only open to those living the USA! Thanks!**** I have never had the opportunity yet to read Lev Grossman’s Magician trilogy, but I have heard some rather excellent things about it. First off,…