Sea Glass (Glass #2) by Maria V. Snyder
Sea Glass, the second book in Maria V. Snyder‘s trilogy about Opal Cowan, glass magician, picks up shortly after the end of Storm Glass (which I discussed last year). In this installment, Opal has ordered back to the Keep by the Council. Her new-found ability to steal another magician’s power has made her incredibly powerful and they are worried about what she might do. But Opal defies them and sets out to find Ulrick instead, worried that he’s in trouble. She eventually ends up back with the Council, though, and is forced to deal with the ramifications of her unique powers.
I love, love, love Maria V. Snyder’s books. They’re always full of beautiful imagery and charismatic people. Sea Glass is no different. Opal really comes into her own in this book. She’s so different from when we first met her in the Poison trilogy, and she’s grown a lot since Storm Glass as well. Not all of the growth is good, since she’s become hardened from all of her trials, but it’s nice to see her stand up for herself and try to make her own decisions. It’s also great to see Yelena and Janco again, since I’ve loved them from Poison Study.
I have an advance copy of Spy Glass, courtesy of Harlequin. (Mira is a Harlequin imprint.) Expect a report soon since Sea Glass ends on such an interesting note. I can’t wait to see what the author’s going to do next!