Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder

Taste of Darkness by Maria V. SnyderTaste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder
Series: Healer #3
Release Date: January 3, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Source: Publisher
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Rating: one-star

She's fought death and won. But how can she fight her fears?

Avry knows hardship and trouble. She fought the plague and survived. She took on King Tohon and defeated him. But now her heart-mate, Kerrick, is missing, and Avry fears he's gone forever.

But there's a more immediate threat: The Skeleton King plots to claim the Fifteen Realms for his own. With armies in disarray and the dead not staying down, Avry's healing powers are needed now more than ever.

Torn between love and loyalty, Avry must choose her path carefully. For the future of her world depends on her decision.

Okay, so this entire series has been one giant letdown for me. I am a huge fan of Snyder’s Study and Inside series, but the Healer series has been disappointing me the whole way through. Why did I keep reading? I hear you ask. I hoped it would get better. Like I said, the previous two series of Snyder’s (that I have read) were fantastic. Poison Study remains one of my all time favourite books. I couldn’t not try.
But my attempts didn’t work. I just really dislike this series as a whole. There was no epically grand finale to pick this series up, and the book itself fell flat.

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Book Review: Outside In by Maria V Snyder


Book Review: Outside In by Maria V SnyderOutside In by Maria V. Snyder
Series: Inside Out #2
Genre: Science Fiction
Release Date: 1st March 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Publisher
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Rating: four-half-stars

There's something Outside. It wants In. And I’m supposed to stop it? I’m Trella. I used to be a scrub, cleaning the pipes and corridors of Inside. Then I found a whole world beyond the cube we live in and accidentally led a revolution against the Uppers. Now everyone is trying to figure out what happens next. Except me. The fight’s over and I want my life back. I need to explore the new world I’ve found and work out exactly what’s going on with Riley, the Upper who helped me win the war. But there’s something Outside. And I need to step up. Because once a leader, always a leader.It’s coming. Am I strong enough to stop it?

The plot was very nearly as awesome as the first book, Inside Out.

There is a couple of twists, which was nice. If you were watching my updates on Goodreads, you probably know that I now consider myself psychic as I predicted what was going to happen before it happened. Then again, does that mean that the twists were rather obvious? I’ll let you be the judge of that one.

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