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Review: Scent of Magic

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

Genres/Themes: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Strong Female Character, Magic, Young Adult

★★★✯☆3.5 stars
Really enjoyed this book.

Synopsis from Goodreads: 
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.


This is the second book in the trilogy. I’m excited to read the last book but, also… not. Don’t get me wrong I absolutely loved this book I just thought something was missing. It really did seem like a middle book, setting the reader up for grand excitement in the finale. I think I just wanted more from this one.

The more I think about it, the more my thoughts go back to how there was still no real explanation of time period, this is like a weird alter universe where people travel on horses and sleep outdoors yet, have silk pajamas and advancements with metal. I don’t mind too much but, sometimes I felt confused.

Also, I missed the Kerrick and Avry moments… really missed them. Honestly, I missed the whole group interactions.

Characters still great and lovable or hate-able depending. Really so many I love, some I shouldn’t but I really can’t help it.
Plot was entertaining and always had me thinking

I’m hoping for a great end of the trilogy and I’m excited to know how it ends.
I’ll miss Tohon. Damn it, I hate when I like the bad guy…. hopefully he makes another appearance.

I’m really tempted just to finish this trilogy up but, I’ve got other books that need reading!!

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