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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Review: Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder

Storm Glass (Glass #1)
by Maria V. Snyder 

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Publication: 2009
Format: Paperback, 488 pages
Source: Own
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As a glassmaker and a magician-in-training, Opal Cowen understands trial by fire. Now it's time to test her mettle. Someone has sabotaged the Stormdancer clan, killing their most powerful magicians. The Stormdancers - particularly the mysterious and mercurial Kade - require Opal's unique talents to prevent it from happening again.

But when the mission goes wrong, Opal must tap into a new kind of power as stunningly potent as it is frightening. And the deeper she delves into the mystery, the more distorted things appear.

With lives hanging in the balance Opal and Kade must learn to control unknown powers... powers that could lead disaster beyond anything they've ever seen.
This is one of the books that made me wonder, why haven’t I read this book sooner? The kind of book that I wouldn't mind re-reading it for the second or the third time. 

In Storm Glass, Opal and her mentor, Zitora were sent on a mission to investigate the truth behind the Stormdancer clan’s glass orbs. Now, that was only the beginning of the story. Storm Glass is much more than that. The book may be a bit slow at the beginning. But once I got closer towards the end of the story, I was surprised at how everything was somehow connected to each other. There were a few twists here and there that makes the book much more interesting. 

I have to admit that I was reading Storm Glass without reading the Study Trilogy first. Which is why I was a bit lost whenever they mentioned Opal’s past and Yelena. But still, Storm Glass is an enjoyable read full with mystery, surprise, adventure, lots of magic, some action, and a bit of romance. Oh well, this book wasn’t focusing towards the romance part. But that’s good!

I love Opal. She is a flawed character. She had low self-confidence, and she had some issues on her own. But she’s also a kicked-ass heroine. She can be brave and strong. Now that Opal has learned what she can do with her power, I wonder what she will happen to her next? I can’t wait to read the next book. But I’m going to be patient and start reading the Study Trilogy first before I move on to the next book of the series.

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