[#13] Book Review: Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder

Scent of Magic 
(Healer #2)

Scent of Magic (Healer, #2)


Hunted, Killed—Survived?

As the last Healer in the Fifteen Realms, Avry of Kazan is in a unique position: in the minds of her friends and foes alike, she no longer exists. Despite her need to prevent the megalomanical King Tohon from winning control of the Realms, Avry is also determined to find her sister and repair their estrangement. And she must do it alone, as Kerrick, her partner and sole confident, returns to Alga to summon his country into battle.

Though she should be in hiding, Avry will do whatever she can to support Tohon’s opponents. Including infiltrating a holy army, evading magic sniffers, teaching forest skills to soldiers and figuring out how to stop Tohon’s most horrible creations yet; an army of the walking dead—human and animal alike and nearly impossible to defeat.

War is coming and Avry is alone. Unless she figures out how to do the impossible ... again


Scent of Magic… What was that for?! Why do you have to leave me with that ending Snyder? Now waiting for the next installment would be much harder.

Touch of Power is one of my favorite books. While I loved this book too, they’re not o the same level. The first one’s better. Scent of Magic was all about the adventure of Avry and Kerrick separately. There’s not much of romance in this one. Like I’ve had said, it’s all about adventure, it’s like this book was the preparation for the last installment. I don’t know if anyone would agree but the book runs on a circle. Nothing much had happened. They started to be together in hiding and it ended similarly.

I read this book on word-for-word mode. And I really liked and impressed by the writing of Snyder. Unlike the other authors that feed the reader with too much details and description, I like that she doesn’t work like that. She described details just enough for my imagination to work. It’s never a struggle to finish her books. And I have to note that she kept doing that suspense thing that I kind of loved and hated at the same time.

There was also a lot of revelation. I like the logic of the events. It was not easy to guess but when you finally realize it, it’s like “oh, that’s why (O.o)”

What’s up with the ending?! After finally being together, then leave me with that ending.

Overall, I like it and I can’t wait for the next and last installment of this series.

 How much I loved it?
4.0 Hearts

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