Review: Scent of Magic

Scent of Magic
by Maria V. Snyder
Series: Healer #2
Pages: 400
Release Date: December 18, 2012
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Hunted, Killed—Survived?

As the last Healer in the Fifteen Realms, Avry of Kazan is in a unique position: in the minds of her friends and foes alike, she no longer exists. Despite her need to prevent the megalomanical King Tohon from winning control of the Realms, Avry is also determined to find her sister and repair their estrangement. And she must do it alone, as Kerrick, her partner and sole confident, returns to Alga to summon his country into battle.

Though she should be in hiding, Avry will do whatever she can to support Tohon’s opponents. Including infiltrating a holy army, evading magic sniffers, teaching forest skills to soldiers and figuring out how to stop Tohon’s most horrible creations yet; an army of the walking dead—human and animal alike and nearly impossible to defeat.

War is coming and Avry is alone. Unless she figures out how to do the impossible ... again.

*A copy was provided by Maria Snyder for review purposes*

Maria V. Snyder is quit possibly my favorite author of all time, definitely in the top three.  I was pretty much drooling to read this book, and literally started screaming when I got a copy.  All of her books that I’ve read (well, except one) have blown me away, so I was expecting this book to be just as good.  Well, Maria V. Snyder didn’t disappoint.  I know Snyder for her amazing writing, thrilling story line, and cliffhanger chapter endings.  All of that was present in this book.  She started off the action from page one, and didn’t let up the entire book.  Her writing was amazing, awesome, great, and the events flowed together flawlessly.  The twists and betrayals in this book were amazing, and several times I literally yelled at the book as I was reading it.  The way she staged her events was awesome, and made it possible for the main character to figure things out.  None of the books I’ve read by Snyder really have cliffhanger endings, but this one totally did.  When it ended I almost started bawling because what happened…it can’t happen.  She must find a way to make what happened not happened because I swear if she doesn’t…I will die!

Snyder always has an extremely kick-ass main character, and an extremely attractive love interest.  In this case, they were Avry and Kerrick.  First off, let me just say I am totally jealous of Avry.  First off, she gets Kerrick.  Second off, she knows how to fight and can use weapons.  I do like Yelena and Valek (from Poison Study) a bit more than Avry and Kerrick, but I still love them.  Avery was so kick-ass, I couldn’t believe it.  She was brave, super sharp, and very cunning.  Kerrick was freaking awesome too.  Really nice, loving, and totally, TOTALLY attractive <3

Okay Snyder, this is my message to you.  YOU MUST FIX WHAT HAPPENED AT THE END OF THIS BOOK!  IF YOU DON’T, I WILL CRY FOREVER!!!!!!

5 pink flowers


  1. Haha...that ending was killer, wasn't it? Another great story from Snyder...and did you hear she's writing more set in the Poison Study world? Soooo excited! Great review, Emily!

  2. I love Maria V. Snyder! Although, sadly, I haven't read as many of her books. In fact I only just got the first book in her glass series this week. But she's amazing! Thank you for the review! I can't wait to read this book :) Sierra
    Keep growing beautiful!

  3. I really want to start this series. I've read so many amazing reviews for both books in it. I love when books have great characters, so I'm super excited to read this series. Thanks for the great review! :)

  4. Thanks for the fantastic review! As for the next book....well, just keep a box of tissues nearby just in case (I'm evil, I know ;)


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