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(Glass #3)

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New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder develops a world of molten magic where a magician's powers can remain hiddenor even be lost 

After siphoning her own blood to defeat her enemy, Opal Cowan has lost her powers. More, she's immune to the effects of magic. Opal is now an outsider looking in, spying on those with the powers she once had, powers that make a difference in 

After
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Kindle Edition, 479 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Harlequin MIRA (first published September 1st 2010)
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Jilly
Apr 15, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Okay, listen up, girls, because this book has some major important life advice here:

If you happen to get kidnapped and abused by a heroin addict when you are 14 yrs old, and then run into him when you are 20, only to have him abuse you again. Then, he kicks his heroin addiction, yet still abuses you just a couple of more times, only to later reveal that he didn't enjoy it as much because he now loves you. That's totally fine. You should totally marry that guy because he's sorry.

Okay, listen up, girls, because this book has some major important life advice here:

If you happen to get kidnapped and abused by a heroin addict when you are 14 yrs old, and then run into him when you are 20, only to have him abuse you again. Then, he kicks his heroin addiction, yet still abuses you just a couple of more times, only to later reveal that he didn't enjoy it as much because he now loves you. That's totally fine. You should totally marry that guy because he's sorry.

oh no she didn't photo: I'm sorry, but were you dropped on your head as an infant? Or were you just born stupid? tumblr_m741m20waA1ry2tifo1_500.gif
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Andrea
Dec 21, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who can form their own opinion
Shelves: to-be-published
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Sarah

This book wasn’t horrible, but I did have issues with certain plot points, and the rest was pretty boring.

Opal irritated me in this book because she (view spoiler) We also got dealt a love triangle, or even a love square!

The rest of the book was boring, I was beyond pleased to have finished it. I just hope that Shadow Study isn’t this boring.


This book wasn’t horrible, but I did have issues with certain plot points, and the rest was pretty boring.

Opal irritated me in this book because she (view spoiler) We also got dealt a love triangle, or even a love square!

The rest of the book was boring, I was beyond pleased to have finished it. I just hope that Shadow Study isn’t this boring.



5 out of 10
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Maggie ☘ (Wonderland-Reader)
The writing style and plot were good, even though a bit boring and the world-building was amazing as always. Valek finally made an appearance and Leif's wedding was beautiful addition to the story. But...
I didn't like Opal from the start of this series. Her constant whining for example. Even though she has home and loving family. And let's not forget about her many, many love-interests. (She has three of them, actually)...

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Samantha
Mar 04, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-for-me, 2010
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Sydney
Aug 22, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Chichipio
Dec 29, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Phew! I'm done with Maria V. Snyder and her series. That tiny part of me that suffers OCD can finally be put to sleep.

When I first read Poison Study, I thought Snyder's writing was terrific. Tight plot where things really made sense and excellent characters—smart, funny and relatable. Then, slowly but surely, the quality dropped. Books #2 and #3 in the Study series were pretty meh. I still liked them but it was mostly because of some of the characters having made such a good first im
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Penny
Quick review: Opal Cowan, glassmaker, "one trick wonder" and victim extraordinaire, spends the majority of the first two Glass books helping others, rehashing traumatic experiences, sparring or traveling from one place to another.

At practically every single village she visits, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere, she's beaten, or falsely imprisoned, or tortured, or kidnapped. The girl just can't catch a break--people want to steal her magic, or, you know, just want her to die. But resourcefu
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Yoda
Spy Glass has always been my ultimate favorite of this entire series. I love Opal and Devlen but I like that we get to read a bit more about Valek without Yelena.

However at this point I think a lot of my enjoyment has to do with determination (there are 9 books that I need to finish before my summer break and I do NOT have time to use more than a day on each) and nostalgia. This series was my gateway into fantasy series and it might be playing a huge part in my obsession with it. I dont think
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Tiffany
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Pamela
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Amber
Apr 17, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This one was shaping up to be my favourite of Snyder's Glass series, which I haven't been enjoying nearly as much as the Study series. Opal, the main character is just whiny, and never seems to learn from her mistakes. Still I was liking this one. One of my favourite characters from the first book was back, there was plenty of action, and Opal finally seemed to be making some progress towards finding her place in the world and becoming an empowered young woman.

Then in the last 100 pa
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Maria Kaye
May 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THAT SATISFACTION AFTER GUESSING WHICH LOVE INTEREST IS ENDGAME IN A LOVE TRIANGLE! *walks away like a boss*

I loved this book. Review to come.. Maybe! Lol, I have a bunch to write so... we'll see HAHAHA
Irene Sim
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I finished this book in almost two days, it is that good.
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Anne Osterlund
Mar 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Opal has lost her magic.

Possibly forever.

Though there is a chance she might gain it back if she can retrieve the vials of blood that were stolen from her—stolen and hidden by three men locked in a high security prison.

Unfortunately that prison is so secure even the Councilors of Ixia can’t obtain legal entrance.

Which just means Opal will have to find another way. But will that way require selling her soul to addiction? Or to the man who once tortur
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
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Dani
Honestly this book was probably better than the last one - Sea Glass - but I was just so disinterested in Opal and the story by this point that I skim-read most of this. I’m happy the Glass trilogy is over, here’s hoping the next and last three Study books are better.
Carla
Sep 03, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was never a huge fan of this series in contrast to the 'study' series. I found the main character too angst-y for my taste. But I loved the other characters enough to keep going. Very unfulfilling ending. She picked the wrong guy.
Deniz
Jun 28, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.5 Stars

Overall it pretty good. Some parts are really good. But mostly I was a wee bit underwhelmed.
I expected simply more.
I loved visiting with all the old characters- the herd is awesome. And I think it is was Snyder does so well; writing about friendships.
The romance was ... for a lack of words: meh.
One of my favorite things in the series are all the glass description. When I read them, I felt like I need to get myself a glass kiln. I could imagine getting back into
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Julie
Mar 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
After reading the first two books in this series, I felt pretty confident that I knew where the story was headed. And while I was reading “Spy Glass”, Maria V. Snyder’s third and final installment in her Glass’ series, I realized one thing: Boy, I didn’t know nothin’!

What a ride! From beginning to end, I was rendered speechless. If I was a nail biter, I would have chewed them all!

Opal is trying her hardest to deal with the aftermath of what happened at the end of “Sea Gla
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Kim
May 13, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: has-read
Surely I can't be the only one disgusted by this last book of the series.. If the last book basically was Stockholm Syndrome madeover, then this book was more like a whore addicted to Meth. Yes that sounds harsh, but I don't know how else to describe it. I have liked all of Ms. Snyder's other series, and even found the first in this good, and the second still promising, but this.... Um, WOW! Mind you this just how I feel personally, obviously other people liked the events that took place.
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Michelle
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read this series to help with a book hangover I received from reading a different series and it definitely helped! However, now I have another book hangover from this amazing series so what do I read now??

Opal has been through so many terrible things since the beginning of this series. She has been kidnapped several times, tortured, harassed, accused of terrible things, arrested and imprisoned as well. She has been betrayed or tricked by almost every male character is this book ser
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Siobhan
Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great end to the Glass series.

Throughout the first two books I was somewhat annoyed by how prominent the romantic aspects of the story happened to be, especially after the Study series was kind enough not to force multiple love triangles into the story. However, in this book I was quite surprised by the twists and turns thrown into the romantic aspect. I admit, I did not enjoy the twists, but they were somewhat unexpected. Fortunately, as I was not as engrossed in the romantic aspe
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Stephanie Matarazzo
Okay, I'm not going to write a full review here, but there is ONE HUGE issue I want to discuss.

In the last book, there was a hint of a love triangle between Delven, Kade, and Opal, so I'm sure you're all expecting one in this book.

Well, ding ding ding ding!

I won't tell you who she chooses or anything like that, but let me tell you something:

I accepted Delven's whole wanting to redeem himself thing, and wanting to help out, and even falling in love
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Susan
Aug 30, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Kerran Olson
Feb 16, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
2.5* It took me ages to get through this because I'm really just over Opal at this point. I feel like there are loads of convenient plot points in this book, the relationship situation annoyed me, and I don't like the way all this pretty dark stuff happens to Opal and then its never mentioned again. I didn't hate the book but reading all 3 of the Sea Glass books is just too much on one go I think. I'm just glad I can go back to the Poison Study books now as I much prefer those characters
Andrea
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Damsel-in-Distress Call, Repeat. Damsel-in-Distress Call, Please Send Valek, Ari & Janco As Soon As Possible, Oh and Maybe Yelena too Just for Good Measure
Spy Glass
Rating: 5/5

Summary: Opal has sacrificed her powers to end blood magic, or so she thought. Turns out, while she was being held captive, Tricky & Ulrick kept some of her blood and now it may be out there just waiting for someone else to use it. But what if Opal reclaims it? Will she get her powers back? A
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Caitlin Thomson
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Lex
Jan 26, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
My least favorite book. I hate how it went down. Gah! One thing I really don't like is stories about "breeding". I stopped reading Defy's series because of that. I won't read it anymore even if I had urge of finishing a series/trilogy. No. I just hate that kind of story. I don't know why. I just do.

I didn't like Opal a lot even in the first two books. I tolderated her. And that ending?! How?! Why?! I now understand the reviews I have read while I was reading this. Ugh! Seriously! You built up t
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Shaundra
Jun 23, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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