Maria V. Snyder
3 years ago I didn't read as much as I do now. I loved reading (I've always loved reading, ever since I can remember) but I think I read 5 to 10 books a year. It was enough, I was busy with other stuff; school, boys, movies, boys, hanging with friends and did I say boys? I think you catch my drift.
But after a while I felt the urge to read something new. So I went on the web and started looking. At that time I only read Dutch books. And there, on a web page about fantasy books, it was: Poison Study or Studie van Gif as it's called in Dutch.
I fell in love! After a couple of pages I was hooked! I loved everything about it! The world, the characters, the plot twists, the action! Everything about it was amazing! As soon as I finished book one I ordered book two: Magic Study/Studie van Magie.
But after that, a problem occurred. Fire Study wasn't translated yet! But I had to read it, and I had to read it at that very moment! So I decided to try and read it in English. How hard could it be, right?
And that was the beginning of the end. After Fire Study I started searching the web for more MVS books. Which led me to Goodreads (The beginning of the end!). And soon after that I read the Glass Trilogy.
I love all of MVS' books, but most of all, I love the person behind them. Maria is kindhearted, full of imagination and always very fun to chat/FB/email with. My goal is to travel to the US someday to attend one of her signings.
If you love reading Epic Fantasy YA novels, make sure you pickup one of her books, it doesn't matter which one, all of them are good!