Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder

6080889Genre: Magic
Paperback: 488 Pages
Published: May 1, 2009
Series: Glass
            1. Storm Glass
            2. Sea Glass
            3. Spy Glass

Goodreads Synopsis:

As a glassmaker and a magician-in-training, Opal Cowen understands trial by fire. Now it's time to test her mettle. Someone has sabotaged the Stormdancer clan's glass orbs, killing their most powerful magicians. The Stormdancers—particularly the mysterious and mercurial Kade—require Opal's unique talents to prevent it happening again. But when the mission goes awry, Opal must tap in to a new kind of magic as stunningly potent as it is frightening. And the further she delves into the intrigue behind the glass and magic, the more distorted things appear. With lives hanging in the balance—including her own—Opal must control powers she hadn't known she possessed… - powers that might lead to disaster beyond anything she's ever known.

My Review:

Opal Cowen is a glassmaker and a magician in training. She isn't like other magicians who have multiple talents, instead she has only one: she is able to trap magic within a glass. So that's the basic story line of this book. I would give you all more details about the plot, but I don't really know what they are. The story has multiple events taking place at the same time and somehow they all connect together, but I just couldn't see it. For the most part the beginning was engaging and did catch my attention. However, I found it to be boring and too long by the middle of the book and when I actually got to the end I struggled to finish this book.

The characters were not bad, but I just wasn't able to connect with them on any level. This is what made this book boring for me. I like books with characters that I can connect with or ones that fascinate me. However, most of the characters in this story were just okay. Plus the romance was little and I was expecting there to be a lot more than what I got. Overall, this book is alright for those of you who like magic and don't mind a book being long. I was just irritated at the amount of pages and details that I had to read because I wasn't getting any information on the actual plot. Even though I did not enjoy reading this particular book the concept was interesting. So if this is something that fascinates you as a reader, then by all means give this book a shot. 

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