143. Shadow Study (Soulfinders #1)- Maria V Snyder


Title: Shadow Study (Soulfinders #1)

Author: Maria V Snyder

Rating: ★★★

On the Shelf: YA> Fantasy/Romance

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…

(Goodreads 2015)

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General: Hiatus Update!


well…kind of.

At the middle of February, I posted a general hiatus announcement, because I was moving out at the end of the month and life would get chaotic. Well, I wasn’t joking. I just wanted to update this to let you all know that I’m still alive, and still (barely) reading!

I’ve moved into my new house-share in the new city now and I started the new job nearly a month ago (holy moly that has flown by!) Unfortunately, like I predicted, I’ve been far too busy to be steadily reading! Just to show how this has worked- I read 6 books in January. Since then, I’ve read one and a half books. ONE AND A HALF. Good god! I’m going to try and crack on with the second one (Maria V Snyder’s new Study series book!) this week so that I can start posting reviews again! I need to get back into a reading routine.

I’m going to be online  a little later, when I will spend a chunk of time reading ALL OF THE POSTS you guys have done lately- but for now, I hope you’re well and thank you for your patience if you are still following thebookheap!