Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sea Glass: Glass 2

Author:  Maria V. Snyder
Genre:  Fantasy
Publication Date:  September 1, 2009
Age Range: Adult  
Pages:  379
Date Scoot Read: August 2010
Source: Audiobook
Scoot's Rating:  8- Really good!
Synopsis (via Goodreads): Student glass magician Opal Cowan's newfound ability to steal a magician's powers makes her too powerful. Ordered to house arrest by the Council, Opal dares defy them, traveling to the Moon Clan's lands in search of Ulrick, the man she thinks she loves.
 Thinks, because she is sure that another man, now her prisoner, has switched souls with Ulrick.
 In hostile territory, without proof or allies, Opal isn't sure whom to trust. She can't forget Kade, the handsome Stormdancer who doesn't want to let her get close. And now everyone is after Opal's special powers for their own deadly gain....
Scoot’s Review:
I enjoyed this novel.  Sea Glass is the second book in a trilogy about Opal Cowan, the glass magician we first met in Maria V. Snyder's Study trilogy (Poison, Magic, Fire). I loved the Study trilogy and was excited to read more about the world Maria created.  Opal's own story is full of action, plot and intrigue.  Sea Glass is a continuation of the storyline from Storm Glass and we follow Opal as she attempts to hunt down Ulrick (trapped in Devlan's body) to switch their souls back to their proper places.  The book is generally well paced. The story would drag a little when going into the political portions, but in general it had enough action and/or romance to the reader interested.   The love triangle presented in the book is a little complex, especially when you remember that one of the potential interests used to torture Opal.  The plotline is filled with twists, and you never know who you can really trust.   The story was well written and I am looking forward to reading the third book in the trilogy.

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