30 January 2017

Tour & Giveaway: Dawn Study (Soulfinders #3) by Maria V. Snyder

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Dawn Study (Soulfinders #3) by Maria V. Snyder.
Audience/Genre: Adult, Fantasy.
Publication: January 31st 2017 by Mira Books.
New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder brings her Poison Study series to its exhilarating conclusion.

Despite the odds, Yelena and Valek have forged an irrevocable bond and a family that transcends borders. Now, when their two homelands stand on the brink of war, they must fight with magic and cunning to thwart an Ixian plot to invade Sitia.

Yelena seeks to break the hold of the insidious Theobroma that destroys a person's resistance to magical persuasion. But the Cartel is determined to keep influential citizens and Sitian diplomats in thrall and Yelena at bay. With every bounty hunter after her, Yelena is forced to make a dangerous deal.

With might and magic, Valek peels back the layers of betrayal surrounding the Commander. At its rotten core lies a powerful magician and his latest discovery. The fate of all rests upon two unlikely weapons. One may turn the tide. The other could spell the end of everything.

Reviewed by Kelly.

This series is unlike any other! The main couple, whom I absolutely adore, have the normal arguments and normal issues that other couples have but they know when to apologize and know how to let go and have faith in the other! Their extended family gets even larger in this book. There is a lot of mercy and bonding! No one is left behind. This is the last book in the series and I have to say that I am sad to see it end but the ending had everything I wanted to see. Please have kleenex handy towards the end, you will need it!

I want to talk about more but it would be a spoiler to do so! But the book it utterly genius in the teamwork and love and twists of plots going on! There are several points of views. There are several times many are at the brink of death and many times that I thought there would be no hope and waiting for death to come. Not gonna tell you who dies (there are bad guys too), you have to read it yourself.

There is a breed of horse called Sandseed. They are sort of magical in themselves. I love to hear them talk to another person who has magic. Yelena has been without her magic since the last book and I have been dying to see if she would ever be able to talk to her horse, Kiki, again! I love the way the horses think!

For those who want more of the contents of the books, there is lots of violence and death. There is a war getting ready to be engaged and the good guys want to stop it before it starts! The characters are all complex, some have magic. It took me a week to read it when it normally takes me a day to gobble up a book. There was a lot going on! There is talk of being intimate but it is behind closed door between a married couple. No language!

You also need to check out the other blogs in the tour because they have character interviews( I love it) and excerpts and other fun stuff!

You really should read this series and the glass series and the healer series! If you like complex series, a smidge of romance, families, assassins, magic, babies, wars, multiple points of views, sarcasm, wit,humor and a story that can bring you to tears a the end than go not further this is it!

Giveaway Details:
6 Winners will receive finished copies of DAWN STUDY, US Only.
4 Winners will receive finished copies of DAWN STUDY, International.

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Maria V. Snyder changed from being a meteorologist to a novelist in 1995, when she began writing to keep her sanity while raising two children. Since then, she has published numerous freelance articles in magazines and newspapers, and teaches fiction-writing classes at the local college and area libraries. The classes give her the wonderful opportunity to encourage fellow writers, and to keep improving her craft.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Maria always had a fascination with big storms. Dreaming of chasing tornados, Maria earned a bachelors of science degree in meteorology at Penn State University. But she discovered, much to her chagrin, that forecasting the weather wasn't one of her skills. In order to chase tornados you had to predict where they might form. Creating fantasy worlds where she has complete control of the weather was more agreeable to her.

Maria's research on food-tasting methods with an expert chocolate taster, her husband, turned out to be a delicious bonus while writing Poison Study.

Maria has a brown belt in Isshinryu Karate, and enjoys playing volleyball and the cello. Traveling in general and via cruise ship in particular are her biggest distractions from writing. Maria has traveled to Belize, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and through the Panama Canal.

Maria lives with her husband, son, daughter and yellow lab, Hazelnut, in Pennsylvania where she is at work on more LUNA novels. She is also pursuing a master's degree in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University.

Readers are welcome to contact Maria at the following email address: maria@mariavsnyder.com.

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  1. Thank you for being a part of my blog tour! Also a big thanks for the fabulous review - I'm so glad you enjoyed the book :)

  2. I am really looking forward to reading this book! I have been reading the Study Series for years, and I love the characters so much! Thank you for your wonderful work, Ms Snyder!

  3. Thanks for the giveaway.


  4. I love when an author takes an awesome series and does trilogy arcs for us so that we can continue to enjoy a world without getting burned out