I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Dawn Study by Maria V. Snyder
Series: Study #6
Published by Mira on February 1st 2017
Also by this author: Inside Out, Outside In, Power Study
New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder brings her Poison Study series to its exhilarating conclusion
Despite the odds, Yelena and Valek have forged an irrevocable bond—and a family—that transcends borders. Now, when their two homelands stand on the brink of war, they must fight with magic and cunning to thwart an Ixian plot to invade Sitia.
Yelena seeks to break the hold of the insidious Theobroma that destroys a person's resistance to magical persuasion. But the Cartel is determined to keep influential citizens and Sitian diplomats in thrall—and Yelena at bay. With every bounty hunter after her, Yelena is forced to make a dangerous deal.
With might and magic, Valek peels back the layers of betrayal surrounding the Commander. At its rotten core lies a powerful magician…and his latest discovery. The fate of all rests upon two unlikely weapons. One may turn the tide. The other could spell the end of everything.
I have been a big fan of this series since it’s debut with Poison Study, and have read all 9 books since. I am deeply in love with each character and I’m super sad this is the last installment. I must confess, and I’m really hoping there will be another spin off series, maybe taking place in a few years when the younger characters are growing up? Owning their powers? Valek’s siblings, or Reema and Teegan? Ok ok, I am babbling! Let me get this review started!
In this episode, Yelena is pregnant and still magic-less and she is working really hard with her merry gang to put down Owen, his control over the commander, the Cartel and all of theirs enemies before they manage to rob every magician in Sitia of their powers, or worst. All our favorite characters are involved and they are in great danger, facing so many unknown factors and poisons they don’t know how to counter. They have to play smart and we can only hope they all survive this dire situation. The whole endeavor is action packed from cover to cover and will leave you breathless!
Snyder knitted her plot seamlessly and every twist and turn kept me in high alert. When you think there’s no way out of a situation, our favorite characters bounce back and when you think things are finally starting to get together, something else comes up and messes everything. It’s highly frustrating, but oh so addictive. I was glued to kindle and devoured every page.
I was satisfied with the ending and with how Snyder tied every thread for this final novel. I must say I wish the epilogue was longer. I am not ready to let go *cries* which is why I am praying for a spin-off series. I love these characters so much and I hope we get to see Yelena and Valek a couple of years from now. Hopefully living their happily ever after.
If you haven’t read this series yet, I urge you to do so! The first installment is Poison Study and you can find the perfect reading order on Maria’s website.