Waiting on Wednesday - Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder10:00 AM
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.
Release Date: February 24, 2015
Summary (from Goodreads):
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…
Whenever I'm asked for fantasy recommendations, I ALWAYS mention Maria V. Snyder because she writes the best kind of high fantasies. Her novels always feature intrigue and suspense, with elements of magic and romance, and dangerous missions with the fates of countries at stake. I could honestly gush about her fantasy novels all day! I've lost count how many times I've reread Poison Study and Touch of Power.
So when I heard that Maria V. Snyder had plans for more novels featuring Yelena and Valek, I was absolutely thrilled! Shadow Study marks the beginning of the Soulfinder trilogy and I can't wait to see what new dangers and adventures are in store for readers.
And if you haven't read a novel by Maria V. Snyder (gasp!), then add them to your TBR right away. You won't be disappointed!