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Sea Glass (Glass, Book 2) – tekijä: Maria…
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Sea Glass (Glass, Book 2) (vuoden 2009 painos)

– tekijä: Maria V. Snyder (Tekijä)

Sarjat: Glass (2), Chronicles of Ixia (5)

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"Student glass magician Opal Cowan's newfound ability to steal a magician's powers makes her too powerful. Ordered to house arrest by the Council, Opal dares defy them, traveling to the Moon Clan's lands in search of Ulrick, the man she thinks she loves. Thinks, because another man--now her prisoner--claims Ulrick's desire for blood magic has eclipsed his passion for her. In hostile territory, without proof or allies, Opal isn't sure whom to trust. She can't forget Kade, the handsome Stormdancer who doesn't want to let her get close. And now everyone else is after Opal's special powers for their own deadly gain..."--p.[4] of cover.… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:Sea Glass (Glass, Book 2)
Kirjailijat:Maria V. Snyder (Tekijä)
Info:Mira Books (2009), Edition: Original, 448 pages
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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 39) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
very good book, some interesting twists into it. I love the relationship between Kade and Opal. I was wondering if Devlin/Ulrick had really changed his ways or if it was another ploy against Opal in trying to get his old mentor released from prison. I can't believe Opal lost her magic though, that is really blowing me away. Well one more book in the adventure. Guess we'll see what happens next right? ( )
  hixxup79 | Feb 23, 2020 |
3.5/5 stars

Maria V Snyder's writing is so addictive. I always finish her books so quickly and this was no exception. In Sea Glass we return to Opal Cowan - a glass magician, and the aftermath of Storm Glass. Of course, nothing can go right for Opal, and she can't catch a break, but things slowly start to work out and make sense.

I enjoyed seeing these characters again, especially Janco and the little we get to see of Yelena. Leif is also always enjoyable to read about. I'm not sure how I feel about Opal. She did have a lot of character growth in this novel and I can definitely see how she came about her actions, but she annoyed me a little bit. I'm hoping in the next book, we get to see her grow more into herself and her new situation.

I enjoyed the plot of this novel, although I felt that there was a little too much back and forth of being captured, and escaping. The overarching plot of this is definitely interesting, and I'm curious to see where this goes, because it seems that things have been wrapped up quite well - except for the Bloodrose's.

Overall, this was fun and easy to read. Hopefully I will get to the next book soon! ( )
  jdifelice | Feb 20, 2018 |

All right, first off, i'm going to start by saying that Mara V. Snyder is one of my favourite authors of all time. (This'll be a long post, be warned)
So, because i started this blog AFTER i read the Study Series (the series before this books) i'm going to explain them just a tad, and also tell you that to truly enjoy this book, you should have some before knowledge of Yelena, Valek, & Janco, so you really should definitely read The Study Series (Poison Study, Magic Study, Fire Study) before this one.
Sea Glass is the second book in this series. So, obviously, you have to read Storm Glass first. (All this reading, goodness) Well, it's a good thing her books are freakin amazing!!!
Parts i love about her books (i'm talking about them all right now) is that the dialogue is slightly modern for a fantasy book, and that's something i appreciate because then the dialogue is easily relatable. I love that.
The setting is another point that just amazes me. Usually, the setting is the last thing i think about or remember, but she paints such a beautiful picture of Ixia, the military district with it's mountains and forests, and then Sitia, the magicians country with its jungles and sands. (I myself am partial to Ixia, but that's because i loved the study series so very very much) that the setting stays with you and you can easily call up images of each place.
Then, finally, my favourite part of a book. The characters. Every single one of her characters are amazing. This book, Sea Glass is about Opal Cowen, but because Opal had a key role in the last of the study books (Fire Study) the main character from said books makes various appearances. Kind of the way Tamora Pierce did the Alanna quartet and then have Alanna reappear for The Protector of the Small quartet. Because i'm such a huge fan of the Study series (i honestly wish that she'd write more books from Yelena's point of view, i love her so much) i get wa-a-a-ay excited anytime Yelena makes her small appearences (and you don't even know how ecstatic i was when Valek showed up in Storm Glass. You. Don't. Even. Know) lol, but she creates such realistic loveable characters that they stick with you and you remember them for long after you've finished the book. I mean, i could list off all the characters from her books that i am absolutely in love with.

All right! With that said, i should talk a tad about this book.
Sometimes, if a lot of time has passed since i read the first book in a series, i have a hard time recalling what happened. But not this one, everything is clearly rewritten but not in a way that makes it so that she's repeating herself over and over. It flows easily with the process of the main character (in this case, Opal Cowen)
In this one, Opal faces the Council of Sitia for her latest power, the ability to siphon a magicians magic and completely drain them. forever. Along with the fact her kidnapper, Devlen has switched bodies with her friend Ulrick and no one believes her except for the Stormdancer, Kade (heh.. i love Kade... not as much as Valek though) Opal becomes bitter and untrusting as more and more people betray or disbelieve her.
This was so excellent, truly it was. I don't want to talk a whole lot about what happened because it was the second in a series......
So, know that it got 5/5 stars from me, simply because once again Maria Snyder has created another wonderful story in the spectacular worlds she's made. I can not WAIT for the next/last book. Hopefully Valek will make another appearance ;) ;) ;)??
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  eaduncan | Sep 14, 2017 |
Man. I don't know what it is, but this series is not Maria V. Snyder's best work. Again, there's some weird past vs. present tenses in here. They're always in places where I can see what she MEANS, but she's not doing it right. Sometimes it's like Opal is in the present, telling us what happened in the past. But really, she's just the generic first person past tense storyteller, so the occasional present tense moment is just bizarre and jars me out of the story.

But then there's the story itself. A lot of it seems... unnecessarily complicated. Instead of the big conspiracy being solved a little by little, one big explanation is thrown out at the end of the book.

I do like Opal's growth over the story. THAT was well done. But her interactions with other characters make little to no sense. "I decided to befriend Eve." Good for you, Opal. How did you do this? I thought you were the character that had no friends. How did you know how to make friends? How great for you that just acting friendly earned you not just one, but two crazily loyal friends for life.

I don't even want to get into the super bizarre love SQUARE. Kade. Ulrick. Devlen. OMG. I've never liked Ulrick. I kind of like Kade, although he doesn't have much of a personality. He's kind of just there with his "long lean arms." Devlen is the most interesting, but also the most bizarre.

Also, what about that time Opal overheard all the people talking about how she and Kade shouldn't be together? And she literally just shrugged it off and it was never mentioned again. Why the heck put that scene in there if it literally has nothing to add to Opal's character or the story? AND those super weird clam/pearl hunting people guys. That was just lame.

Okay I guess I'm done. All that ranting aside, I still enjoyed it in a very weird way. Once I start reading it's hard to put it down even when it's being stupid.

I don't know what happened, because Poison Study is still one of the best books I've ever read. But NOTHING she's written since then has come close to the awesome. ( )
  BrynDahlquis | Nov 3, 2016 |
I'm still wavering on my rating, but for now I'll settle for 2 1/2 stars. I loved the Poison Study series and really enjoyed Opal in Fire Study, but this book was filled with too many irrelevant scenes. They complicated the plot and muddied the entire story. Midway through, I'd lost track of how many times she'd been kidnapped or thrown in jail. I also lost track of how many potential villains were out there, who was working with who, and why. It was a discombobulated mess and the possibility of a ghost writer entered my mind. Even Janco felt out of character to me.

If I hadn't been reading this for a challenge, it would've hit the DNF pile. Opal drove me bonkers. Her insecurity and emotional choices led to one problem after another. She was a doormat when she needed to be assertive and hostile when she needed to communicate respectfully. There was an over abundance of childish "bickering" and I still don't understand why she felt attracted to three guys when she claims to "love" Kade. The other two men weren't even good boyfriend/husband material.

I did like her magical gift, but there was nothing new in this book and the ending left me feeling grateful that it was over. I don't mean to be harsh with this review, but perhaps it's time for Ms. Snyder to find a better editor, one who can help her cull the plot bunnies. I'm still a fan, but I know she can write so much better than this. I may pick up the last book, but it'll be awhile.
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1 ääni Becky_McKenna | Mar 10, 2016 |
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"Student glass magician Opal Cowan's newfound ability to steal a magician's powers makes her too powerful. Ordered to house arrest by the Council, Opal dares defy them, traveling to the Moon Clan's lands in search of Ulrick, the man she thinks she loves. Thinks, because another man--now her prisoner--claims Ulrick's desire for blood magic has eclipsed his passion for her. In hostile territory, without proof or allies, Opal isn't sure whom to trust. She can't forget Kade, the handsome Stormdancer who doesn't want to let her get close. And now everyone else is after Opal's special powers for their own deadly gain..."--p.[4] of cover.

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