Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Book Review: Dawn Study [Soulfinders #3|The Chronicles of Ixia #9] by Maria V. Snyder


Title: Dawn Study
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Author Info: Website|Facebook
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Series: Soulfinders #3|The Chronicles of Ixia #9
Source: NetGalley
Publisher: Mira Books
Publication Date: 31st January 2017
Rating: 5 stars

Tell Me About It
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.
My Thoughts
Dawn Study is the final book in the Chronicles of Ixia series, and one I have been eager but also reluctant to read. The characters inside the pages of these books have become more than characters to me, and I'm finding it really hard to say goodbye to them. Dawn Study is full of adventure, and secrets, and that just the first few chapters. It's eventually brings all the strands of the different stories together as we finally come to the end point, but not before one last adventure is had

Ari and Janco are being called back from their investigation into the Theobroma and Curare manufacturing to aid Valek, who has no option but to take a back seat in a new thread of the story, unhappy with Yelenas decision to journey with Cahil. We also see some old faces as they all play an important role in this last book, Heli, Kade, Zohav, Zethan, Opal, Devlen, Teegan, and Reema to name a few.

Dawn Study is the most tense book from this series. The happy ending that everybody wants hangs in the balance, one wrong more or thought could tip that balance into the enemies hands. Everybody takes risk after risk, in order to see good prevail, even if it means putting thier own life in jeopardy. However, with Ari and Janco around you can guarantee they will get up to thier usual antics.
"Oh, yeah." All his annoyance disappeared. "No problem. I know you'll want to take a closer look. It's irresistible, like candy and babies."
"I know I'm going to regret asking this, but you find candy and babies irresistible?" Ari asked.
"Hell no. They're both sticky."
His partner waited.
"Some people find them irresistible. And, you know…" Janco waved his hand. "They're easy to steal…or something like that."
"I was right."
"About what?"
"I regret asking that question."
One person who really changed my mind was Onora. She has become more than 'Little Miss Assassin' as we see a different, kinder side to her. The tasks she completes and risks she takes were some I didn't believe she would ever be capable off, and I loved her overprotectiveness towards Yelena.

Dawn Study wouldn't be complete without Reema. I love that we have seen her grow through this series, becoming older, wiser, and a lot more stubborn. She is definitely Opal and Devlen's child, no matter her birth.
"What about Reema?" Janco asked.
"She coming with us."
"Woo-hoo!" Reema said. When they all looked over at her, she slapped a card down. "I win!"
Smooth recovery. Janco'd been right. Rabbit ears.
Dawn Study is a book I have thoroughly enjoyed. This series has been one my auto buy list once I first found it. It consistently draws me in and has me invested in every way for the characters. This is a perfect end to this current series and characters, but I know I would definitely buy any other possible future book in this series if more were to be written....maybe featuring Reema and her brother, and the young 'recruits'.

Final Verdict
Buy this book!!!!!!
Read this book!!!!

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