Back in the fall of 2010 I read the first trilogy by Maria V Snyder. It consists of
|Poison Study #1||-||Magic Study #2||-||Fire Study #3|
|5 stars||4 stars||2 stars|
In late 2011 I read the first book in the follow-up trilogy to the Study-books. It consists of
|Storm Glass #1||-||Sea Glass #2||-||Spy Glass #3|
|2 stars||Under review||Unread|
A few days ago I read the second book in the series, Sea Glass. It being over a year since reading the first book and over two since the previous trilogy my memory was fuzzy on who was who and why - but it still managed to pleasantly surprise me and I enjoyed the book.
It's still sometimes difficult to keep track of the general story, but Opal was easier to feel for this time around and the pace better. Some of the characters are still paperthin and stuck in a stereotypic version of themselves, but others are back to how things felt in Poison Study. I still think many of the plot points from Storm Glass that are referred to are rubbish though.
It may actually only deserve 3 stars, but it was such a welcome easy read after working my way through literature for my thesis, that I've given it 4 stars. It fit my mood perfectly and it held me captured for hours on end. Despite my negativity about some of Snyder's other books, I'm looking forward to the final book in this trilogy.
|Sea Glass (Glass #2)
472 pages / published in 2010
|Review by Iben Jakobsen, BoB, 2013|