Dawn Study

Dawn Study

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...

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Title:Dawn Study
Author:Maria V. Snyder
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:478 pages

Dawn Study Reviews

  • Abby (Winterian at Heart) ❄️☾
    Mar 26, 2013

    Love that is has a title, but why 2017

    Update 8-4-16:

    COOOOOOOOOOOOOOVER

  • Bee (Heart Full of Books)
    Jan 25, 2017

    I loved how all the characters came together for one final book! I really hope there's more to come in this world - perhaps with the next generation, because I will seriously miss Ixia and Sitia too much! Poison Study is one of my all-time favourites and now I've read 9 books worth with the characters, which is the longest time I've ever stayed in one world.

    I though Dawn Study was a fun end to the series, maybe slightly anticlimactic, but just getting to live with these characters for another 35

    I loved how all the characters came together for one final book! I really hope there's more to come in this world - perhaps with the next generation, because I will seriously miss Ixia and Sitia too much! Poison Study is one of my all-time favourites and now I've read 9 books worth with the characters, which is the longest time I've ever stayed in one world.

    I though Dawn Study was a fun end to the series, maybe slightly anticlimactic, but just getting to live with these characters for another 350+ pages was worth the wait!

  • Brittany
    Dec 09, 2016

    It literally hurt my heart to give this book anything but 5 stars, but here we are; a massive puddle of disappointment.

    The Study series is my precious. After waiting many years in the hopes that Yelena would grace my life with more books my dream came true. And now we're at the absolute end(I assume so anyhow) and I'm mad.

    Dawn Study what the hell? It's not even the story, although there was nothing super stellar or shocking about it(in fact, it was overly repetitive; capture, rescue, scheme, c

    It literally hurt my heart to give this book anything but 5 stars, but here we are; a massive puddle of disappointment.

    The Study series is my precious. After waiting many years in the hopes that Yelena would grace my life with more books my dream came true. And now we're at the absolute end(I assume so anyhow) and I'm mad.

    Dawn Study what the hell? It's not even the story, although there was nothing super stellar or shocking about it(in fact, it was overly repetitive; capture, rescue, scheme, capture, rescue, scheme, and repeat). It's everything else. I'm not sure if this was a rush job or Snyder got confused, but this book feels so out of place. The writing is meh. The dialogue is lacking is every way possible. And the characters! These were not my characters I know and love. Their voices are missing. Their personalities are missing. These were just some random characters that happened to have the same names as my beloved ones. I mentioned the dialogue was lacking, and well that's because these characters were. Everything was so forced and not good. No sexy Valek. No funny Ari and Janco. Yelena was a shell of her usual kick-ass self.

    I'm just so upset and angry. I really wish I'd skipped this finale. It would be better to have no ending than this ending...

  • Anna (Enchanted by YA)
    Dec 17, 2014

    It has a title! I can't wait for this book

  • Tati
    Jun 26, 2015

    Boy, was this bad...

    If I had to sum the whole thing up with a gif, it would be:

    Shall we talk about the characters first? They were flat, flat, flat. Flat as an open bottle of soda left in the fridge for three days. Valek was so frustrating! He needed some anger management classes, all he felt was fury, rage, anger... Yelena was also a train wreck. I mean, lady, you're pregnant! I'm not saying that pregnant women should be wrapped in bubble wrap, but I don't think it's healthy for them to go gall

    Boy, was this bad...

    If I had to sum the whole thing up with a gif, it would be:

    Shall we talk about the characters first? They were flat, flat, flat. Flat as an open bottle of soda left in the fridge for three days. Valek was so frustrating! He needed some anger management classes, all he felt was fury, rage, anger... Yelena was also a train wreck. I mean, lady, you're pregnant! I'm not saying that pregnant women should be wrapped in bubble wrap, but I don't think it's healthy for them to go gallivanting in the night and being ambushed by assassins and then, only after they've nearly died to think 'Oh, I could have harmed the baby! Is the baby okay?'. As for the other characters, they didn't fare much better.

    So, plot. It was an endless loop of someone needs to be rescued-off to the rescue-scheming the bestest plan ever the defeat the evilest guys ever- all goes to hell - someone needs to be rescued. It was annoying. I could almost keep a check list of who had already been rescued and who was still waiting for their turn to be in grave danger.

    Oh, what about the writing, you ask.

    It was, I'm sorry to say, just awful. None of the dialogue rang true for some reason. If that's all on the writing or the fact that the characters were flat, I don't know, and, right now, I don't really care. One of the many things that had me grinding my teeth through this book was having a YA book with adults as the main characters. I mean, Yelena and Valek are married, for crying out loud, with a baby on the way. We all know how she got pregnant, right? And yet, the writing has to be cottoned by words like 'relations'. This means that there is no passion between the two of them. I mean, I'd get sentences like 'He kissed me long and hard.' And that was it. Cue the next scene. I wanted more to work with, y'know?

    Also, about what I said last year?

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    I'm going to leave my prediction here:

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  • Savreen
    Dec 17, 2015

    Just waiting for Yelena to meet Valek's mother.... >.>

  • ShoSho
    Dec 11, 2016

    I hate to do this but I can't give more than 3 stars to this book. I only liked it and didn't love it.

    It was very repetitive and long , it also got boring at times. It's not a good sign when I'm not sleepy but I choose to sleep rather than reading a few more chapters.

    I lost count of times the characters were captured, rescued , relocated and got captured again. Valek and Yelena weren't the power couple they always are. Almost all of their plans went wrong.They got it right at the end but I wasn'

    I hate to do this but I can't give more than 3 stars to this book. I only liked it and didn't love it.

    It was very repetitive and long , it also got boring at times. It's not a good sign when I'm not sleepy but I choose to sleep rather than reading a few more chapters.

    I lost count of times the characters were captured, rescued , relocated and got captured again. Valek and Yelena weren't the power couple they always are. Almost all of their plans went wrong.They got it right at the end but I wasn't impressed. I wanted more from the last book, more surprises, more twists, more ... something!!!

    I'm not saying it wasn't a good book and after many many books in this series I still love and enjoy reading about these characters and their adventures but this one didn't quite reach the mark for me.

    I do recommend this series and the author's other series. And I won't hesitate to get my hands on any other book from Maria V. Snyder.

  • Siobhan
    Feb 09, 2016

    Dawn Study was all I could have hoped for from the ninth, and final, Chronicles of Ixia novel. I admit that it wasn’t perfect, but it was a brilliant ending to a truly wonderful series.

     

    I’ve read all of the Ixia books – the Study series, the Glass series, the Soulfinders series, and the short stories – excluding Shattered Glass. I planned to pick that one up before reading this, yet when NetGalley approved my request, I was too excited. I couldn’t hold back – I had to read this one. Fear not, al

    Dawn Study was all I could have hoped for from the ninth, and final, Chronicles of Ixia novel. I admit that it wasn’t perfect, but it was a brilliant ending to a truly wonderful series.

     

    I’ve read all of the Ixia books – the Study series, the Glass series, the Soulfinders series, and the short stories – excluding Shattered Glass. I planned to pick that one up before reading this, yet when NetGalley approved my request, I was too excited. I couldn’t hold back – I had to read this one. Fear not, all those who have yet to read Shattered Glass. The short story is not a necessity to understand this book. It’s linked in with the Glass series, with characters and events in Dawn Study, but it is not the end of the world if you have yet to read it. I now plan to go back and read it, if only to ensure I have read every single Ixia story – both full-length novel and short story – yet my lack of prior reading failed to lessen my enjoyment of Dawn Study.

     

    Now comes the really hard part – trying to form a coherent review about the actual book.

     

    Since Poison Study, I have been in love with this series. The world of Ixia ensured Maria V. Snyder’s place on my favourite author list. I devoured the first six books across a handful of days, and since then I’ve been jumping whenever there was news about the last three books. Without a doubt, the Study/Soulfinders characters are my favourite, but I’ve enjoyed every book in the series. Everyone has something to offer, all of the events come together in a wonderful way. With Dawn Study, I was expecting something big. I had ideas of what would come, but I wasn’t sure about anything.

     

    Fortunately, Dawn Study has enough twists and turns to ensure you’re pulled in throughout. Every time I put the book down, I found myself impatient to carry on reading. You never knew exactly what would come next. Old and new characters come together, events from the past come back to influence how things play out, and the entire series is brought together in this one. Answers are given; conclusions are reached; scenes we’ve been waiting for finally play out.

     

    It truly is a fabulous ending to the series.

     

    I know, I know, I’m saying very little about what exactly happens. This, of course, is intentional. We’ve all been waiting so long to see all these things come together, that to give spoilers would be a truly horrible thing to do. I’ve been fortunate enough to advance read this novel, and I really do not wish to be blamed for secrets escaping. Just know that you’ll be given so many things in this one.

     

    Despite how wonderful this ending was, even though so much was brought together, I wasn’t completely satisfied. The book tries to give every character some kind of ending. We get to see how events play out for everyone. Some of these endings, though, fell short for me. I’d expected more from some of the storylines. Some characters played such vital roles throughout the entire Ixia series, only to be given an ending that was less than they deserved. Yes, these endings make for great twists… However, I felt a bit cheated by some of the endings. The main characters had great endings, but some of the characters didn’t end the way I expected and hoped. It just seemed to me as though more effort was put into some endings than other endings.

     

    Was this done intentionally? In some cases I can but hope, almost as though we’re going to be given more stories of these characters in the future. I cannot imagine they would be full-length novels, but I have my fingers crossed for some short stories. If only to tie up the few questions I have pertaining to how things played out for certain characters.

     

    Overall, though, this was a great read. The Chronicles of Ixia series has been a real ride, and I’m so sad to see it end. All good things must come to an end, though, and I cannot wait to see what Maria V. Snyder brings us next.

     

    As a final note, I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to advance read this – such a thing made me a very happy fan.

  • Elena Jones
    Feb 25, 2016

    GIVE ME THE SEQUEL NOW

  • Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
    Feb 21, 2017

    While I may have a strong dislike for Opal and her choices, I absolutely love Valek and Yelana and hate this series comes to an end. All the side characters are great save Opal.

    This was a wonderful edition to the series that kept moving. I didn't find myself bored. Only at the end did I regret it was over.

    The narrator did a fantastic job and I'll hear her voice of Valek in my head forever.

    Gah, I want more. It hurts my heart to think I'll never be able to visit these characters again.