Thursday, July 15, 2010

Study: (Book 3) Fire Study

The third and final book of Study Trilogy.

The first and second book titles were conveniently matched the contents.  In Poison Study, Yelena chooses a life as food taster for the Commander, tasting every food he eat for known poisons and detecting them. Well, she was a fast learner. In Magic Study, she flees to Sitia to explore her magical ability and discover the extent of it. Well, she was a natural.

In Fire Study, I didn't knew what would she learn to do in it. Fire as in literal sense or metaphorical sense. But the whole FIRE thing was completely new issue although the magic part was more than mentioned in Poison Study. Anyway, here's what I thought about Fire Study.

From the beginning up until three fifths of book, it was so epic. Things that seems so irrelevant happened all the time. For some parts I lost the purpose of her mission. She doesn't even have a purpose. She just rushes into the situation as if without her everything would crumble down. Well in this case, they will.

The mood and character of the characters changed and jumped a lot. Even the fierce, assassin Valek has become soft and dependent. I lost my first impulsive attraction I got in Poison Study towards him. LoL.

Chapter 30, where Yelena assumed that Valek might be dead, wasn't emotional enough. The whole story/novel lacked compassion. Except these points I would recommend everyone who enjoys YA to read this trilogy. Since it's finished, you don't have to wait for the next book to be released.

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