Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (6)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that allows bloggers to share which books we are most anticipating.
This week, I am waiting on Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder (12/27/12):

Description on Good Reads:
“As the last Healer in the Fifteen Realms, Avery 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, Avery 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, Avery 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 Avery is alone. Unless she figures out how to do the impossible ... again.”

At this point, I can say, “Maria V. Snyder’s name is on it? Time to buy!” Seriously, everything this author writes is magical. I love her strong female leads. I love the way she writes magic. And the first book in this YA series (which I reviewed here) was nothing short of fantastic! It’s not my favorite cover. But, that’s okay. The description sounds epic. And Snyder more than made up for herself with her awesome covers for adult fantasy series. If you like Tamora Pierce and Kirstin Cashore, by all means go check this author out.


  1. Ahh we had the same WoW! I adore Maria V. Snyder AND Tamora Pierce to no ends. Have you read the other books Snyder has written? The Study series is hands-down some of my favorite books to re-read over and over.

    Rywn @ Book Brats

    1. I absolutely love The Study series!!! I've re-read those books a lot too!

  2. Another person wit Scent of Magic?! I so agree, after how much love I have for Maria V. Snyder and how much I loved Touch of Power I seriously can't wait!

    I'm a new follower :)

    My WOW

  3. I totally already put WoWed this one. The covers for this series are awful, but I still want them with a passion made of FIRE.

  4. I too am waiting on this book! Thanks for spotlighting it!

    Here is my WOW:

  5. I still have to read a Maria V Snyder book and I have two on my kindle...must really get cracking on my TBR list. She sounds like a wonderful writer.
    Katja @ YA's the Word

  6. I really need to read this series!