Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #74 - Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. 

Expected publication:
February 24, 2015 by Mira
From the publisher: 
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… 

Why does this book appeal to me?
This is the first book in a new series, The Soulfinders. The plot sounds good. And I like the idea of Yelena having been a former poison taster. It's different. From some of the reviews of related series, it looks like it will have some humor to it as well. Other reviews indicate that it will be action packed and fast moving. I hope this is true. Looking forward to a good fantasy read.

What book are you waiting on this week? Leave a link or the title in the comments so we can check it out. Happy Reading!


  1. I really need to read Poison Study! I love how it continues on into a new series:) True!- It does sound very unique compared to other books.
    I love a touch of humour in the midst of a dark story;)
    Fantasy is one of my favourite genres too so hopefully we both really enjoy this one!
    I hope you like it when it comes out:)
    Here's mine:

    1. Passenger sounds good too. Time travel, romance and adventure all in one. Thanks for coming by!

  2. Cool story! I hope you enjoy it and I hope to see you around my blog :)

    New Follower!


    1. I like both of your picks this week. They sound inspiring for writers in particular. Thanks for the follow!

  3. I loved her Poison Study series, so I've VERY excited about this too. Great choice!

  4. Great pick! I have heard awesome things about Maria V. Snyder's other novels though I've yet to read one. I hope you enjoy this one when it comes out!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. I like your picks too, especially Charisma. Thanks for coming by!