Waittt. Sarah Alderson lives in Bali and I haven't realized it yet until NOW. This must be some sign that I need to read her book SOON. Now I know whaWaittt. Sarah Alderson lives in Bali and I haven't realized it yet until NOW. This must be some sign that I need to read her book SOON. Now I know what I'd do on my July holiday. STALKING. xD...more
This book is definitely what you call amazing. Fast-paced and beautifully written, I can’t help but falling in love with the story.
Yelena is so closeThis book is definitely what you call amazing. Fast-paced and beautifully written, I can’t help but falling in love with the story.
Yelena is so close to dead. She’s awaiting executioner, and finally her time comes. But Valek, the Commander’s personal security chief and leader of the vast intelligence network for the Territory of Ixia, has different agenda for her. He offered her a job as a Commander Ambrose’s new food taster.
A chance to live. Yelena is not a fool. She accepts the job, despite the chance that death will come with the next bite. Valek is in charge of training new food taster, so Yelena gets to spend many times with him in her first days in castle. As days pass, she begins liking her job. She can learn as much as she wants in Library, and somehow, Valek is always there to protect her from her enemies. Without fully realizing it, Yelena has been dangerously drawn into her assassin boss.
Valek is not the least of her worries. Her enemy General Brazell will come to visit the castle. Yelena has killed his son, and Brazell won’t let her slip away. No one knows the truth about Brazell and Yelena, and she can’t trust the knowledge to anyone yet. Yelena has tried her best to maintain her fragile peace days in castle, but when a magician from neighbor country comes to kill her, she finally gets to know the truth about her nature. The reason of Brazell and his son’s experiment to Yelena, and a chance to escape to neighbor country, even if it means leaving Valek...
No need to say that I love the books! The characters are simply loveable and captivating. Yelena is admirably smart, and it’s a fresh break to take from reading too much not-so-brilliant heroines. She’s also very brave and strong-willed, and I love that she can make people admit her skills. Through the story, Yelena gets a chance to study about self-defense, and as you may already guessed, she becomes amazingly skilled in fights.
It’s very fun to read Yelena interacting with other characters, such as Valek, Ari, Janco, and Irys. Her relationship with Ari and Janco is one of the most pleasant aspects of Magic Study. In short, I love everything about this story. It gets everything you ask: adventure, friendship, tension, and nice touch of romance. A definitely must read!
Could the strange buzzing sound that erupted from my throat and saved my life really be the same as Irys’s power? If so, I must keep my magic a secret. And I had to gain some control of the power to keep it from flaming out. But how? Avoid lifethreatening situations. I scoffed at the notion of evading trouble. Trouble seemed to find me regardless of my efforts. Orphaned. Tortured. Poisoned. Cursed with magic. The list grew longer by the day.
Stockholm syndrome is a term used to describe a paradoxical psychological phenomenon wherein hostages express adulation and have positive feelings towStockholm syndrome is a term used to describe a paradoxical psychological phenomenon wherein hostages express adulation and have positive feelings towards their captors that appear irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims.
Stolen is a letter from Gemma to Ty, her abductor. Beautifully written, Gemma tells her story of abduction. How she met Ty the first time, how Ty stole her, and how her feeling mixed. Because the line of love and hatred is very thin.
I wish I had amnesia so I could forget what you look like. I wish I felt good about letting you go down for ten or fifteen years. I wish I could believe everything the papers write. Or that my parents tell me. Or that Dr Donovan says. It's not as if I don't understand where they are all coming from. I've also wanted you dead.
And, let's face it, you did steal me. But you saved my life too. And somewhere in the middle, you showed me a place so different and beautiful. I can never get it out of my mind. And I can't get you out of there either. You're stuck in my brain like my own blood vessels.