Author: Maria V. Snyder
Series: 2nd in Glass series
Published: September 2009 by Mira
Description: Student glass magician Opal Cowan's newfound ability to steal a magician's powers makes her too powerful. Ordered to house arrest by the Council, Opal dares defy them, traveling to the Moon Clan's lands in search of Ulrick, the man she thinks she loves. Thinks, because she is sure that another man, now her prisoner, has switched souls with Ulrick. In hostile territory, without proof or allies, Opal isn't sure whom to trust. She can't forget Kade, the handsome Stormdancer who doesn't want to let her get close. And now everyone is after Opal's special powers for their own deadly gain....
I Give This ...
Opal has some multiple personality disorder or something in this one. While not a bad thing, it was kind of odd. But, I guess it might be understanding considering what she goes through in this book.
At the beginning she's the character we've seen all along. She's a bit of a pushover, but you can tell she fighting it quite a bit. Instead of going straight to the keep when demanded of her, she still searches for Ulrick. I was disappointed how quick she gave up though. I also greatly disliked how the First Magician's and the council treated her. But, I was expecting it (they did the same thing to Yelena in The Study series). But, I was surprised at how nobody believed her. It's no wonder she switched and became a little bit sarcastic and hardened. She was learning that she couldn't trust anyone but herself.
I liked Devlin a lot during this book. It's refreshing to have a truly reformed bad guy. Although, I was just like Opal and wasn't sure if he was feeding her full of lies. Ulrick, I would have gladly punched him in the face for Opal. Overall, I was happy to see that the truth comes out and Opal learns that she truly has people who love and care about her. And her magical abilities are astounding. I don't think we've learned the true scope of what she can do. I'm looking forward to reading Spy Glass!