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Fire Study

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Reviewed for "Unicorns, I Love Them!"

Fire Study, the final installment of the Study trilogy, was better than Magic Study, but still not as good as Poison Study. First of all, I like that Valek was more of an important character here than in Magic Study. Valek is awesome. All the other characters are great ...
Fire Study, the final installment of the Study trilogy, was better than Magic Study, but still not as good as Poison Study. First of all, I like that Valek was more of an important character here than in Magic Study. Valek is awesome. All the other characters are great too, and not even the insignificant characters are flat or boring. And over the course of three books, you get to see the characters developing and maturing while still staying the same people. Character development is rare in YA books nowadays, so I'm happy whenever I find it. One of the things I liked the most about this last book is that we finally learn about the Commander's "mutation"! I finished Magic Study feeling very confused about him, and thought that the author would decide to keep the truth about the "mutation" a mystery. So I was very thankful that we were given an explanation! Also, while Snyder is no Kimberly Derting, she's great at writing suspense. I had to pull a caffeine-fueled all-nighter for this book because I HAD to know what would happen next! And my efforts were not in vain. The twist at the end was unpredictable and completely original! I found the concept of putting souls inside glass fascinating. My only criticism is that it would have been nice to learn more about the Fire Warper, half the book long I was confused to who he even was! But other than that, Fire Study was a great ending to a great series! I'll be looking forward to reading Opal's story (the Glass series).

posted by EmilyD on April 3, 2011

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Exciting Conclusion

This is the final book in the Study series. As much as I loved these books, this one was my least favorite. I still like Yelena and think that she is a great character, along with Valek, but this book just did not come together in the same way.

Snyder is still very g...
This is the final book in the Study series. As much as I loved these books, this one was my least favorite. I still like Yelena and think that she is a great character, along with Valek, but this book just did not come together in the same way.

Snyder is still very good at creating excitement, this book starts off quite exciting and she has a knack for cliffhanger ending chapters. However, I found this book to be a bit repetitive with many of the details. I also found Snyder spent a lot of time filling in background from the other books. Sometimes this was seamless, but sometimes it felt like a bit much.

This book brought together a lot of the best characters from both of the previous books. The action in this book was non-stop, as Yelena faced one horrible situation after another.

I am torn about this book - I really did like it. Despite some of the issues I had with the book, I raced right though it, it just wasn't as good as the other two. However, it is nice to see how everything ended and to enjoy the adventure of how Yelena learns to counter her most fearsome enemy yet, the Fire Warper. All in all, a good book and worth the read, especially if you have read the other two in the series.

posted by Coreena on September 26, 2011

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  • Posted February 24, 2009

    dang good

    this book was siply lovely, my only greivences are that the ending is a little anticlimactic, and some times the plot was a bit confusing... but other than that this book is a must read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2012

    Recommend

    A perfect trilogy! Action, mystery, suspense, humor, saddness and romance. I loved the chatactersi, which were highly developed. The reader got to know each one. Hopefully, a movie will come out of it!
    I definately recommend this trilogy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    This book is my least favorite out of the three. Snyder's writin

    This book is my least favorite out of the three. Snyder's writing is still in it's begging stages, but the concept and story line are still good enough to pull me into Yelena's world. I still reccomend this book if your looking for a story you can get lost in.

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  • Posted May 31, 2010

    A great book series-

    You will love this book series! This author is great and I am upset that this is the last book in the series, I want more. I love these books and you will too. This is the third book in the series, started with "Poison Study". In this third book, Yelena has to deal with a fire warper. It is dramatic and entertaining. These are not the typical kind of books I read but I m so glad a friend recommended them to me because I love them, one of the best series! You will not be disappointed in these books!

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  • Posted May 1, 2010

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    Best New Trilogy

    I enjoyed the series but the first book was by far the best. Fire Study was slightly depressing with all the deaths and betrayals. It does not introduce very much new information about the overall storyline that anyone who had read the previous books could do without.

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  • Posted November 12, 2009

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    Not as good as the first two, but still enjoyed

    While this was a wonderful wrap up to the Study series, I found myself not as engaged as I was with the first two books. Perhaps the book is not entirely at fault since I was reading it during a hectic time. But, I found myself skimming sections, realizing I missed something important, and then having to go back and reread. There seemed to be lots of traveling around in this book, which seemed to distract from the actual story. Now, there is still some very exciting parts throughout the story. I still loved the characters. I enjoyed discovering what an actual Soulfinder is. I wasn't extremely surprised by the villain, although the extent of the devastation caused was horrible. I still would recommend this series to anyone. I will definitely be reading the Glass series by Maria Snyder. It's set in the same world with one of the characters brough to light in Magic Study (although she's in this one too).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2009

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    Good series

    Read the books in order in order to know the history of the characters, the characters themselves,and to follow the story line. Very enjoyable series, good images and interesting plots. The "fire magic" concept is a little difficult to follow, but good nonetheless. I would recommend reading Storm Glass after completing Fire Study.

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  • Posted March 23, 2009

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    A good wrap up to the series

    While I did not enjoy Fire Study nor Magic Study as nearly as much as I did Poison Study, it was a good read. It had a lot of action and unexpected twists and turns.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2008

    Okay but not the best

    The book was good but I felt that Snyder glossed over rather important developments in order to continue the story. Yelena's relationship with her parents is almost nonexistent and Valek, Ari, and Janco only show up in the end. I was saddened by that. I liked it but read Poison Study first its definitely the best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2008

    A reviewer

    I'd give it a 4.5 if I could. It started out a bit slow but I really enjoyed it once it got going. Not as great as Poison Study but still one I'd read over and over.

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