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.