#Giveaway #International Blog Tour: Shadow Study (Soulfinders #1) by Maria V. Snyder ~ ARC Review by Fallon

Shadow Study Review Giveaway by Maria V. Snyder
Tour Schedule:
Week One:
2/16/2015-a GREAT readGuest Post
2/17/2015- Alice MarvelsReview
2/18/2015- Reading YA Rocks-Guest Post
2/19/2015- Tales of the Ravenous Reader- Interview
2/20/2015- Read Now Sleep LaterReview 
Week Two:
2/23/2015- Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post
2/24/2015- Seeing Double In NeverlandReview
2/25/2015- Magical Urban Fantasy ReadsGuest Post
2/26/2015- Mundie MomsReview
2/27/2015- Parajunkee- Interview


5 Out of 5 Stars

Title: SHADOW STUDY
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Pub. Date: February 24, 2015
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Pages: 416
New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder wowed readers with Poison Study, the unforgettable story of poison taster Yelena. Now she’s back with a new tale of intrigue.
Once, only her own life hung in the balance.
Oddly enough, when Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler. But she’d survived to become a vital part of the balance of power between rival countries Ixia and Sitia. Now she uses her magic to keep the peace in both lands and protect her relationship with Valek.
Suddenly, though, they are beset on all sides by those vying for power through politics and intrigue. Valek’s job – and his life – are in danger. As Yelena tries to uncover the scope of these plots, she faces a new challenge: her magic is blocked. She must keep that a secret – or her enemies will discover just how vulnerable she really is – while searching for who or what is responsible for neutralizing her powers.
Yes, the days of tasting poisons were much simpler. And certainly not as dangerous,
“Doing full justice to the plot of this original and entertaining epic fantasy is impossible. Suffice it to say that the action is nonstop. The many characters leap to life, particularly Yelena, whose first-person narrative is riveting.”
~ RT Book Reviews on Fire Study

Fallon's Review:

Maria's Shadow Study is so fresh with multiple POV's that will keep you glued every second. Yelena has been attacked and we take the journey of trying to discover why she has lost her magic. Know one has heard of a poison that has that ability. Even with her handicap Yelena is still a fierce rival. 

Unraveling Valek's past was my favorite part of Shadow Study. I always loved his character but Maria gave him so much more depth with this back story. Valek has not lost his touch. It takes more then acting on emotion to become a stealthy successful assassin. Maria just made me love him more.

Shadow Study was a mystery that kept you turning the page wanting more. I could read this book over and over again. Maria has such incredible world building. Her characters are strong even through their weak moments which makes us love them all the more. This is a non stop adventure ride you will not want to miss. I am giving this book 5 out of 5 stars.  

Available February 24th: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

About Maria:
Maria V. Snyder, author of Shadow StudyMaria V. Snyder changed from being a meteorologist to a novelist in 1995, when she began writing to keep her sanity while raising two children. Since then, she has published numerous freelance articles in magazines and newspapers, and teaches fiction-writing classes at the local college and area libraries. The classes give her the wonderful opportunity to encourage fellow writers, and to keep improving her craft.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Maria always had a fascination with big storms. Dreaming of chasing tornados, Maria earned a bachelors of science degree in meteorology at Penn State University. But she discovered, much to her chagrin, that forecasting the weather wasn’t one of her skills. In order to chase tornados you had to predict where they might form. Creating fantasy worlds where she has complete control of the weather was more agreeable to her.
Maria’s research on food-tasting methods with an expert chocolate taster, her husband, turned out to be a delicious bonus while writing Poison Study.
Maria has a brown belt in Isshinryu Karate, and enjoys playing volleyball and the cello. Traveling in general and via cruise ship in particular are her biggest distractions from writing. Maria has traveled to Belize, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and through the Panama Canal.
Maria lives with her husband, son, daughter and yellow lab, Hazelnut, in Pennsylvania where she is at work on more LUNA novels. She is also pursuing a master’s degree in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University.
Readers are welcome to contact Maria at the following email address: maria@mariavsnyder.com.
Where you can find Maria: Website | Blog | Facebook | Goodreads 

Giveaway:
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Comments

  1. This sounds like a great mystery fantasy adventure! The cover is beautiful. And interesting character names!

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  2. Thanks for being a part of my blog tour!! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book and am thrilled to get 5 out of 5 stars!! <3

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  5. This sounds great! Thank you for the chance <3

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