Dawn Study by Maria V. Snyder ~ Review & Quote-tastic (@HqnTeenAus)

Maria V. Snyder is one of my favourite authors, and I've been waiting not so patiently for the final book in the Soulfinders series. What an exciting ride it turned out to be!! 
Dawn Study (Soulfinders, #3)
Title: Dawn Study
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Series: Soulfinders #3
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published: January 25th 2017

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New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder brings her Poison Study series to its exhilarating conclusion.

Despite the odds, Yelena and Valek have forged an irrevocable bond and a family that transcends borders. Now, when their two homelands stand on the brink of war, they must fight with magic and cunning to thwart an Ixian plot to invade Sitia.

Yelena seeks to break the hold of the insidious Theobroma that destroys a person's resistance to magical persuasion. But the Cartel is determined to keep influential citizens and Sitian diplomats in thrall and Yelena at bay. With every bounty hunter after her, Yelena is forced to make a dangerous deal.

With might and magic, Valek peels back the layers of betrayal surrounding the Commander. At its rotten core lies a powerful magician and his latest discovery. The fate of all rests upon two unlikely weapons. One may turn the tide. The other could spell the end of everything

What a fantastic ending to the Soulfinders series! I have loved each journey that I have been on in this world, and Dawn Study was a well crafted and epic conclusion, to this particular series, that will stay with me for a while to come.

I have fallen for each of the characters on this journey, and getting other perspectives enabled me to get to know them even more. Yelena had a lot to deal with, her lack of magic and the changes that she will have to face in the future. Valek is very protective of her, and it was sweet to see her take some of his advice. Valek was busy doing what he always does, being sneaky and trying to prevent war between both countries. Leif had some hard times himself, and managed to get himself into situations that were hard to get out of. Seeing what Heli was up to allowed me to see how the storm dancers were coping, and how Valek's siblings were developing. And Janco... well he continued to annoy everybody while doing his job.

The story was exciting! The constant sense of danger was there as the group investigated and discovered who was behind the Theobroma. They were able to form new alliances, so they could get inside information to regain control once again. They often had to spilt up to accomplish what needed to be done.

Maria wrapped the story up nicely, keeping me on my toes and keeping me engaged to the plot. I liked the direction of the book and how far the conspiracy spread. I was unsure of who could be trusted, but I enjoyed how risky each character was to regain control of their world once again. It was good to see most of the loose ends were tied up. But, there were a few threads left open, so it will be interesting if we were to get more from this world... I'm excited by the possibility!

Complimentary copy provided by the Publisher, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was a beautiful moment between Valek and Yelena... it made me swoon!

“You are more beautiful to me today than yesterday. Each day, when I think I can’t possibly love you any more than I already do, you prove me wrong. So I’m very confident that even if you turn into a turnip with legs, I will love and desire you.”

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And a Janco moment!!

“How did you know about that?” Janco’s voice held a suspicious tone.
“From you, genius. Am I the only one who listens to you when you talk?” she asked.
“We’re supposed to listen to his prattle?” I asked. “Who knew?”
“Not funny.” Janco mumbled something about checking the area and stalked off.

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Maria V. SnyderMeteorologist turned novelist, Maria's been writing fantasy and science fiction since she was bored at work and needed something creative to do. A dozen novels and numerous short stories later, Maria's learned a thing or three about writing. She’s been on the New York Times bestseller list, won a half-dozen awards, and has earned her MA degree in Writing from Seton Hill University where she's been happily sharing her knowledge with the current crop of MFA students. She also enjoys creating new worlds where horses and swords rule, 'cause let's face it, they're cool, although she's been known to trap her poor characters in a giant metal cube and let them figure out how to get out. Readers are welcome to check out her website for book excerpts, free short stories, maps, blog, and her schedule at http://www.MariaVSnyder.com.

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Soulfinders series
Shadow Study #1
Night Study #2

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