Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Waiting On Wednesday #68: Shadow Study (Study #4) by Maria V. Snyder

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights books that have not yet been released, but ones that you should pre-order today! This week's book that I am anxiously awaiting is:

Shadow Study
Maria V. Snyder


New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder wowed readers with Poison Study, the unforgettable story of poison taster Yelena. Now she's back with a new tale of intrigue.

Once, only her own life hung in the balance.

Oddly enough, when Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler. But she'd survived to become a vital part of the balance of power between rival countries Ixia and Sitia. Now she uses her magic to keep the peace in both lands and protect her relationship with Valek.

Suddenly, though, they are beset on all sides by those vying for power through politics and intrigue. Valek's job - and his life - are in danger. As Yelena tries to uncover the scope of these plots, she faces a new challenge: her magic is blocked. She must keep that a secret - or her enemies will discover just how vulnerable she really is - while searching for who or what is responsible for neutralizing her powers.

Yes, the days of tasting poisons were much simpler. And certainly not as dangerous.

- Goodreads -

Why I can't wait
So far Maria V. Snyder has never disappointed me. Besides I loved the first three books in this series. I'm not that sure that I will love this one as much. The series seemed complete to me after the third book so I don't know why exactly the author decided to write a fourth book after so many years. Anyway I think I have to reread this series before Shadow Study is released. 

Publication date: February 25th 2015



  1. I saw this a couple of weeks ago and I'm truly excited. I'm always up for more Yelena and Valek. I also love that cover.
    Lovely pick! :)

    Nick - My WoW

    1. I believe I can never get enough of Yelena and Valek, they are one of my favourite book couples.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my WOW earlier! I haven't read the other books in this series yet, but I'll have to check them out.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    1. It's an amazing series, if you like fantasy than you should give it a shot. :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. YEEEESSSS!! I'm so excited for this book. I agree with you that Snyder is such a great author, and curious to see how she's going to continue the story... Hopefully with lots of Ari and Janco!! Can it please be February already?

    lol, Here's My WoW.

    1. Oh yes Ari and Janco, can't wait to see them in action again! :D
      Thanks for stopping by Kerry!

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    1. It's an amazing series, if you have the time you should definitely check it out :)
      Thanks for stopping by!


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