Sunday, 12 April 2015

Storm Glass (Glass #1) by Maria V. Snyder

Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.

Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Storm Glass (Glass, #1) “The piece’s core glowed as if lit by an inner fire.
My one magical trick – the ability to insert a thread of magic inside the glass statue.”

This was an entertaining YA fantasy, and I really liked Opal.

Opal was a lovely character, she cared for other people, she didn’t boast about her magic, and she did what she could, even when she felt vastly underpowered compared to the other magic users around her. It couldn’t have been easy for her to have been known as a one-trick-pony so it was good that she finally found something she was good at!

The storyline in this revolved around Opal and her glass-making skills, as well as the magic that she possessed when it came to glass. I found the storyline about the fake diamonds a little odd, but overall I liked the story.
There was a little bit of romance, although that had a bit of a sting in its tail towards the end!

The ending to the story was probably the slowest part for me, and seemed to drag a bit. When I went back to it a second time it seemed a bit better though, and I enjoyed it. I also really liked Opal’s new talent that she discovered! Very interesting indeed!
8 out of 10

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