Review: Scent of Magic

scentScent of Magic (Healer #2) by Maria V. Snyder

Published: December 18th 2012
: Harlequin MIRA
E-Book: 400 pages
Genre: Fantasy
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Next: Taste of Death (Healer, #3)
Source: Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin
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Avry is in the unique position to be one of the last healers left in the fifteen realms, as well as the fact that everyone (except her lover Kerrick) thinks she is dead. She goes on an adventure where she has to pretend to be someone else. Together with new and old friends she plots to take down Tohon.

Just like it’s predecessor, this novel was so fantastically rich with detail and it did justice to the genre: fantasy. The setting is so vast and well described that you feel like you are in another world, transported by just picking up the novel.

Avry is a person we can all relate to. Sure we don’t have healing powers, but her love for her friends and the people around her can only inspire. The host of secondary characters are all so different from each other, but yet they all want the same thing. You can’t help but like each and every one of them. Sometimes even the villains!

The peace/death lilies might not be characters, but I think of them as just that. I want to know more about them and if I could I would climb into one myself and let it reveal all its delicious secrets to me! The writing flows seamlessly and I will be sure to pick up another book by Maria V. Snyder very soon.

newcup4_zps9e860127-1_zpsf147fc8cThis got a 8/10 from me.

“As much as I enjoyed the first installment in the series, I can’t remember it making quite as much as an impact on me as SCENT OF MAGIC did…” ~ A Book Obsession

“While I did enjoy Scent of Magic I felt it was a weaker story than Touch of Power…” ~ Book’d Out

“Overall, a fantastic read…” ~YA Book Nerd

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  • Nice Review. I have to say that I did enjoy this one as well. I do love her Study series better, but this one is coming along quite well. I think the lilies are fascinating as well. I’m not sure about climbing in one, seeing as I am claustrophobic, but they are interesting. I also enjoy the flow of this one. I liked that it switched back and forth. I didn’t want to put it down.

    • Sugar

      I really have to check out her Study series!

  • beautiful cover isn’t it? I have not read book 1 yet, but a lot of people loved that one over this one. Still! Wonderful review!

    • Sugar

      Thanks Lily!

  • I enjoyed this one too! I actually liked it more than the first one, because I initially had issues connecting with Avry. I agree the Lilies are different more a character to me than I expected them to be and I’m super curious as to what role they’ll play in the next one. I’m not sure I’d climb in one though…it doesn’t really sound all that pleasant, lol.

    • Sugar

      Lol I would do it just to find out what happens 😀