Once again another great book in the Study series. Yelena's story continues in this second novel and she learns more about herself and her family. Even though I found some scenarios in this book to be predictable at times it was still very enjoyable and fun to read. I enjoyed seeing Yelena try to learn how to control her magic and still deal with all of her new experiences. I loved that the romance between Yelena and Valek was given a chance to develop and mature. I think that Maria V. Snyder did an excellent job with creating a new storyline which pulled me into the story. The mystery and magic aspects rolled together definitely made this book into one of those you won't put down. I recommend this to anyone who has read the first and is looking to read more of Yelena's adventures.