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 ...more
It was boring. It was SO boring. Valek started to sound like a generic whiny asinine male instead of Valek the Great, One of My Three Book Boyfriends, and ...more
The Study series is my precious. After waiting many years in the hopes that Yelena would grace my life with more books my dream came true. And now we're at the absolute end(I assume so anyhow) and I'm mad.
Dawn Study what the hell? It's not even the story, although there was nothing super stellar or shocking about it(in fact, it was overly repetitive; capture, rescue, scheme, c ...more
Look, I promised that there would be a full review of this book but really, I'm a liar. The problem is that I have a lot of spoilery thoughts and hardly anyone has read these books so I don't want to risk spoiling anyone who's looking to read these books in the future!
This series is honestly one that I will hold close to my heart forever because it's ju ...more
“Our herd may roam, but we all know where is home.”
I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT THIS AMAZING SERIES IS OVER!!! As per usual, I’m in the minority when it comes to my feelings about a book. Most reviews seem to state that this final instalment in the Ixian Chronicles is the weakest of the 6, but I still firmly believe that Fire Study is the only one deserving of that title, as it’s the sole instalment that earned a mere 4.5-star rating for me. This was a phenomenal finale, and I enjoyed every second ...more
I’ve read all of the Ixia books – the Study series, the Glass series, the Soulfinders series, and the short stories – excluding Shattered Glass. I planned to pick that one up before reading this, yet when NetGalley approved my request, I was too excited. I couldn’t hold back – I had to read this one. Fear not, al ...more
If I had to sum the whole thing up with a gif, it would be:
Shall we talk about the characters first? They were flat, flat, flat. Flat as an open bottle of soda left in the fridge for three days. Valek was so frustrating! He needed some anger management classes, all he felt was fury, rage, anger... Yelena was also a train wreck. I mean, lady, you're pregnant! I'm not saying that pregnant women should be wrapped in bubble wrap, but I don't think it's healthy for them to go gall ...more
While I loved Valek and Yelena in the original trilogy, somehow they both seemed less faceted and more single minded here, and the dialogue felt a bit stilted.
I though Dawn Study was a fun end to the series, maybe slightly anticlimactic, but just getting to live with these characters for another 35 ...more
I started this journey with Yelena and Valek way back in Poison Study and although the author has fleshed out her world by shining a light on peripheral characters these two have always dominated it for me. It's with a little sadness that I realise their story is probably now told but wow what a way to end this spin off Soulfinder series .
At the end of the previous book Night Study readers were left wondering just how a peaceful life could ever be on the cards as someone ...more
“You are more beautiful to me today than yesterday. Each day when I think I can't possibly love you any more than I do, you prove me wrong.”
“That's a good idea.”
“Don't sound so surprised, love. I might start to think you're only interested in me for my body.”
“Did you say something? I was too busy staring at your muscular chest.”
I can't believe this story is over. I will miss this magical world and these ...more
It was very repetitive and long , it also got boring at times. It's not a good sign when I'm not sleepy but I choose to sleep rather than reading a few more chapters.
I lost count of times the characters were captured, rescued , relocated and got captured again. Valek and Yelena weren't the power couple they always are. Almost all of their plans went wrong.They got it right at the end but I wasn' ...more
This was a wonderful edition to the series that kept moving. I didn't find myself bored. Only at the end did I regret it was over.
The narrator did a fantastic job and I'll hear her voice of Valek in my head forever.
Gah, I want more. It hurts my heart to think I'll never be able to visit these characters again.
I love Yelena/Valek but Janco was the most interesting pov. And I wish there was a bit less of "You sound like Janco", "That´s what Janco would say" and "You´ve been spending t ...more
It was a copy and paste book; a wash- rinse- repeat book. Each chapter was the same...go to help solve everything, get caught or get hurt, heal and on to the next issue. Nothing different.
I could say that the ending was a surprise to me -but it wasn't -the author couldn't chance having her fans hate her if she chose to do it in any other manner. It makes for the possibility that if there is anothe ...more
I don't even know where to start with this book.
You know how each instalment of a series is supposed to be more epic than the last?
Well, at one point Snyder has something like 28 characters 'onscreen', all with different motivations, characterisations, and backstories, including small children with more sass than they have the right to be.
I don't know how she managed to keep it all straight in her head, let alone write it in a way that ma ...more
Dawn Study is the brilliant final novel in the Soulfinders series, which is well written and action-packed but a bit slow. I also found it a bit repetitive and I did not fear that the main characters were ever in danger.
Yelena disappointed me a bit with her lack of trust and being self-destructive despite being pregnant. Valek is feeling very protective of Yelena and I felt it changed him from the stealthy and calculating Valek we know ...more
Valek was one of my favorit heroes for his coolness and smart, but here he was just an average possessive and super-protective males! It was such a disappointement!
Jelena too was not as good as she was before. She keeps doubting Valek constantly putting herself in danger because of that!
The story could have been interesting, but it kept jumping around several POVs and situations. It was discontinous and difficult to follow.
I did not hate the book. But there were so many things to dislike about it. But on the whole, plotwise it did a good job of tying up almost all loose ends. ALMOST! A good ending to what was supposed to be Yelena and Valek's story but has come to include a really really extended "herd"!
The story telling was bad. And by bad I mean bad. Many of the sentences had me cringing with pain. "You could put the sass in assassin" I read at one time and almost groaned out loud. The book star...more
Yelena and Valek's relationship, while always wonderful, has grown deeper and somehow more meaningful as each character grows and develops so natually, you almost don't notice.
Why do I have to wait a year for the next one??!!
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