Monday, October 5, 2009

Sea Glass by Maria V Snyder

5 stars
R- almost 3

I love Snyder's books.

I really need to go reread the Study books. I miss Yelena and Valek.

Now, don't get me wrong, we see Yelena in Sea Glass, but we see more of her brother than of her. I love Leif, so that's okay.

In some ways, Sea Glass is a typical "no one believes me, but I'm right, so screw them all I'll do it myself" kind of fantasy, but it's also more.

And I SOOOOO didn't see the ending coming... holy cow. What an awesome twist. (Nope, not going to tell you what it is. You'll have to read it.)

And can I just say, I am finding a nice, normal romantic relationship kind of refreshing. I'm getting tired of love triangles and romantic tension drawn out to the point of ridiculousness.

I now absolutely CANNOT wait to read the third installment in Opal's story, but I have to wait. Never fear, though, the statement in the back of Sea Glass saying that the next book comes out in 2011 is a MISTAKE. It will be out in 2010. Phew. I believe the intended title is Spy Glass and I'm seriously going to go nuts waiting.

So go forth and read, folks. But if you're new to Maria V Snyder's work, start with Poison Study. Everything makes far more sense when you start at the beginning.


  1. Someday I'll have to get you to recommend a book for me. I love your blog, but I've never read any of the books you mention.

  2. :D
    Always glad to contribute to people's TBR piles!

  3. I still need to read Storm Glass, but I can't wait!

  4. Yeah, don't try to read Sea Glass without reading Storm Glass! :D

  5. Yay!! I read this one already, but it was so awesome. I liked Storm Glass, but Sea Glass was even better. I felt the same way about Magic Study compared to Poison Study. I don't know why, but the second book always gets better than the first. I can't wait for the 3rd Glass book.

  6. I am going to go crazy waiting for the next one! I wish her new book Inside Out was coming out in fall and Spy Glass was coming in the spring....

    (Not that Inside Out doesn't look cool, but I want Spy Glass!)

    OH! Are you signed up for her newsletter? 'Cause she's been doing short story installments. :D