Review in 75 Words or Less: To be honest, I have a love / hate relationship with Magic Study. On one hand, I love it due to seeing more of Yelena, how her character develops, and the old friends again. But I had a harder time being enthralled with this novel compared to the previous one. Maybe it was the lack of action or the lack, for the most part, of Valek... I am not completely sure.Final Verdict: Magic Study was definitely an enjoyable read. It suffered from some plot drags due to focusing mainly on Yelena's past. While I enjoyed learning more about her character, I just wish that the sparkle that I had seen in the first novel was present.