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Monday, October 24, 2016

MAGIC STUDY's 10th Anniversary Give Away!!

Original Magic Study cover
Can you believe it's been 10 years since MAGIC STUDY was first published?  I can't. Then again I can't believe it's October 24th of this year already - where did September and early October go?

Magic Study was first published as a hardcover in October 2006.  It was published a year after Poison Study hit the shelves and it was well received - it sold more copies than Poison and that's a good sign in the publishing world :).

During the last 10 years, Magic Study has gone through a number of cover designs.  The original hardcover matched the original hardcover of Poison Study - they were based loosely on two different Johannes Vermeer paintings - Poison on Girl with the Pearl Earring - and Magic on The Geographer.  Unfortunately, the model who had posed for Poison's cover had returned to her native Russia and another model was used for the second book.  Can you see the difference?


Original Poison Study cover
I really liked the cover for Magic Study, but there wasn't a seashell or an astrolabe in the book.  Good thing I was still doing revisions and I managed to include those items in Master Magician Bain Bloodgood's office. :)

Then the covers of Poison and Magic were redesigned and re-released in 2007 as trade paperbacks.  I really loved the new covers and they're still my favorite of the US edition covers.  What do you think?

Trade Paperback cover
In late 2008, Magic Study's cover was once again redesigned and re-released, but this time with a YA cover and price.  I'd gotten so many emails from YA readers who loved the book, my publisher thought they'd print YA editions. Do you think this cover would be more appealing to teens?

YA cover
And the latest incarnation of Magic Study is the new eBook cover that matches the covers for Shadow Study, Night Study and Dawn Study.  This is not available in print and was created in 2014.  Take a look - do you like this one?  I like the concept, but think Yelena's makeup is too much.

eBook cover
Magic Study was written before Poison Study was published and I was very happy about that.  Because if Poison Study got terrible reviews and everyone hated it, I'd be devastated and unable to write.  If everyone loved it, I'd be terrified that I'd disappoint everyone with the second book and unable to write. So instead of obsessing over it, I was able to write it without any worries.  That came when I was writing Fire Study! ;)

My favorite part to write was when Valek appears in Yelena's room at the Magician's Keep.  Here's an excerpt from that scene:

     Valek held the Valmur statue I had bought for him long ago, admiring it in the f irelight. He wore
a simple black shirt and pants. The clothes did not appear to be as tight fitting as his hooded sneak suit, but seemed snug enough not to impede his movements.
     “How did you—”
     “Fool your guards? They’re not very good. They forgot to check the ceiling for spiders.” Valek grinned. His angular face softened.
     Startled, I realized he wasn’t in disguise. “This is dangerous.”
     “I knew falling for you was dangerous, love.”
     “I meant coming to Sitia. Being here in the Magician’s Keep with guards just outside my door.” I gestured wildly.
     “It’s only dangerous if they know I’m here. According to them, I’m just Ambassador Signe’s lowly and dull-witted aide.”
     Valek stood; his movements liquid. The black fabric of his clothes clung to his lean build. He stretched his arms out to the side. “See, I’m not even armed.”
     He made a weak attempt to look innocent, but I knew better. “Should I guess how many concealed weapons you have or should I strip search you?”
     “A strip search is the only way to be absolutely certain.” Valek’s deep blue eyes danced with delight.
     I took three steps and was wrapped in his arms, where I belonged. No confusion here. No worries here. No troubles here. Just Valek’s scent, an intoxicating combination of musk and spice.

Magic Study also was when Kiki made her debut.  I worried that my readers would think a horse that can magically communicate with Yelena would be cheesy and unrealistic.  I didn't need to worry - Kiki quickly became a reader favorite.  She is based on a real horse, who has an official name, but was nicknamed Kiki when the owner's young niece thought the large horse was an oversize cat and tried to call her Kitty, but couldn't quite say Kitty.  I learned how to ride with Kiki - her owner Susan, kindly taught me how to ride and care for horses when I was doing research for Magic Study.

Kiki died back in 2010, but she will always live on in my Study Series of books!  Here's a photo:

The beautiful Kiki!

And now on to the give away!

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158 comments:

  1. I love the YA cover and the trade Paperback cover. The first one because of the colors and the second for its capture of the book's atmosphere.

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  2. Poison Study is one of my all time favorite books, I was thrilled when I learned that there was a second book! This series really opened my eyes of how amazing books were and that I could live so many different lives! I really wanted to thank you for writing so beautifully and making it easy to fall in love with reading! I cannot wait for Dawn Study! Thank you!

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  3. The trade paperback one looks especially special, different from other book covers. I like that theres a sort of gold band in the middle, it almost looks like an unopened bottke of high end perfume

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  4. I'm all about the original cover

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  5. I love the dutch version of the covers. It's a table with magic and no person on the cover, so i can imagen what she looks like.

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  6. I absolutely love the new style of covers for the Study series! I do agree, the makeup is a little much, but it's not too distracting of a cover. There is enough mystery and beauty in it to intrigue the reader.

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  7. I like the trade paperback version of your covers. I think because it shows more of the jungle/greenery area she is from. I've actually read all of your books on audible.com. I'm currently listening to the latest one.

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  8. I would absolutely love a hard cover of any of your books. I am in the process of completing my collection. You are one of my most favorite authors.

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  9. Poison Study was the first YA book I fell in love with and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I love the first covers because they were the ones I first read but appearance-wise the trade paperbacks are my favourites, they are so pretty and inviting.

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  10. I adore the Australian version of the covers!!

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  11. I have all your books I just love them I just keep reading them between books all of them but specially magic study I just fell in live with it.

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  12. I love all the covers! Unfortunatly only the first trilogy was published in dutch and I couldn't see what cover I was ordering with the english print. But i've made sure each trilogy matches! In the end I don't mind because they're all gorgeous!

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  13. The 2007 Trade Paperback cover of Magic Study is my favorite, because I remember when I was hunting for the copy when it came out in Barnes & Noble and I found it with the help of an employee in the romance section. I was around 15 at the time and searching with my mother, which prompted her to investigate the content of the books (and she fell in love once she read Poison Study). I'm always partial to the covers that appear on the book when I read them for the first time, and I've stubbornly refused to replace my well-read and tattered copies because I love the covers so much!

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  14. I love the 2007 cover and I haven't been able to find a copy at any of my local bookstores so I'm planning on ordering the whole matching collection ��

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  15. I love the 2007 cover and I haven't been able to find a copy at any of my local bookstores so I'm planning on ordering the whole matching collection ��

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  16. I love the orginal ones, the second redesing and the recent ones! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  17. I love every cover! They all manage to capture the theme of the books quite well and they are all beautifully done. Kiki is definitely my favourite character/ horse, No contest.

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  18. The black covers. As much as I LOVE the original covers, the black ones are simple and elegant. (And they're easier to get, so I can have the whole set matching) ❤

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  19. I love the black Australian covers. They're so simple and I just adore how each one has a different colour scheme but tie into each other as well.

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  20. I decisively fall in love with the Trade Paperback cover. It's like love at first sight that you're dying to know what is beyond that cover and to know more the book itself. The cover speaks for no second thoughts to whomever will see it, it attracts reader and even non reader because of its mysterious type. For an avid reader like me who does really fall in love to the intricate characters of study series that before I read the book I do some internalization of what does the cover itself trying to imply, how does the story will go and every bits of it. And Trade Paperback cover has the element of surprise to really keep in touch with the book and somewhat explain what the author trying to say, to watch out.

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  21. Trade paperback cover. Just reminds me of reading it for the first time. And that's just how I always imagine the books in my head now. Although the new covers are amazing as well, but originals speak to my youth and first experience reading them ❤️

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  22. I love the e-book covers. I have read the e-book versions and it is the cover I'm used to. I also like the original cover.

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  23. My fave covers are the UK/dutch covers. They stole my heart the first time I saw them :)

    Congrats on another milestone!

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  24. I love the trade paperback cover, but I think my favorite are the black Australian paperbacks. It's been so difficult to find these covers in Shadow Study and Night Study, but I will!

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  25. I seriously love your books so much you're an inspiration!!! All the covers are grogouse.

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  26. The eBook cover is my favourite, but I think that's because they are a bit more mystical. The original print edition ones to me seem a bit more like romance novels than a fantasy. That's just me though. Love the content completely though, some of my favourite books.

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  27. The 07 covers are my favorite. Beautiful but generic enough to not date themselves. I prefer book covers without faces personally. Leaves more up to the readers imagination, and you don't have to worry about the models being around for following books.

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  28. I personally like the Australian covers, because that was how I first encountered your books and what first drew me to Poison Study and my obsession with your books stemmed from there :)

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  29. I have loved and enjoyed reading all of the study and glass series.
    The overlap of characters and story lines kept me captivated and eager for the each book.
    I hope you continue both the study and glass series as a combined series. :)

    My favourite cover of your book(s) is not in the above options given.

    http://67.media.tumblr.com/877eeb158a409d32590e06afdc9a835d/tumblr_nfw33cfaoL1tgl1lwo1_1280.jpg

    The above link shows my favourite cover style for the study series.

    This is my favourite cover line as it leaves every detail to the imagination of the reader.

    P.s. your healer series was also magical to read!!

    Thank you for sharing your work, I look forward to the release of Dawn Study. :)

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  30. Honestly, I love the Australian covers, the black background with the coloured flames/smoke, so beautiful! Though it's what's inside that counts ;)

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  31. I absolutely adore the 2007 trade paperback cover, it's one of those covers that makes me feel like I'm going on the journey with the character and I have loved following yelena's story from the beginning. Over the years I've read all of your various book series, and though Avry's healer series comes a very close second, and I thoroughly enjoyed both Trella and Opal's stories too, the study books will always be my favourite as it's where I first started. I can't wait to see how the story continues in Dawn Study!

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  32. I love the ebook cover partly because it is the version that I read, but also because it has a mysticism about it that appeals to me. Second to that is the original version, because of the way the model shows strength in her eyes - the shell and astrolabe are completely hilarious though! Makes it stand out at least :) I still love Poison Study the most, it is one of my favourite books. Keep up the brilliant work Maria!

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  33. These are easily my favourite series of books. I read a lot of other books but I still come back to these to reread.

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  34. The Trade paperback is my favorite that you posted. The original Poison Study cover is my very favorite though.

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  35. The 2008 YA cover has to be my favourite purely because of the colours and the patterns. But if I am completely honest, it was not the cover that attracted me to the books, it was the content of Poison Study that had me adding Magic Study to my book shelves. I was hooked after reading the first page. Keep up the good work!

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  36. I love the Trade Paperback cover for Magic Study.

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  37. I own the Australian editions of all your books (and I adore those covers, I just love the colours!) but of the ones posted above I love the originals! The 2007 paperback edition comes in close second.

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  38. Trade Paperback cover is my fav, as it captures the feeling of the story most beautifully!

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  39. I love the Australian covers the most! �� But the trade paperback would be a close second.

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  40. I really like the original hardback cover because it reflects the idea of this amazing second book...

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  41. I like the original cover and the Trade Paperback cover.

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  42. I have and I love the Australian version covers. They are what appealed me to read your series, which in turn has made me want to get every book you've written. So far I've got the inside out series and the study series but hopefully soon I'll also be getting the glass series and the healer series.

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  43. I like the original Magic Study and the first trade paperback of Magic Study

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  44. My favourite isn't actually in the options above. It's the UK version all green and mysterious as that's the cover i have and so feels like THE one to me. Have bought the Study series for so many of my friends and love that they've fot hooked too. The Glass series and Healer series are amongst my favourites too and just recommended Inside Out/Outside in to my sister. Love your books!

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  45. I love the paperback version of Magic Study, but I'll admit that my absolute favourite is the UK cover of Magic Study because I think it gives a better glimpse of what is to come! Yelena is also armed and looks totally badass!

    Rebecca Whitmore

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  46. Happy Anniversary Maria! Can't believe it's been 10 years already! Feeling my age by hearing that! LOL! I think my favorite cover is still the US hardback! Always wondered what Fire Study would've looked like had the publisher kept the same cover concept!

    No need to enter me in the giveaway! I have this copy already! ;)

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  47. I have been looking for a hard cover poison study for a long time. I love the orignal, but i also love it when you can't see her face like in the paperback. You can imagine anyone even yourself while you read.

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  49. My favorite cover is the newest one that isn't available in print, maybe because I really want a set that matches and I really want it to be printed.... But I do think it's a very pretty cover by itself too.
    Other than that I think my favorite is the original cover, but I also like the UK YA cover because that's the one I read. The trade paperback is also very pretty.

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  50. I personally love the covers that leave the face to the readers imagination so I like the cover Yelena is facing away in ��

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  51. I love the current covers the most. The ones that match Shadow and Night Study because I love when my books match! I can't believe it's been so long since they've been released! Time just flew by! Congrats!

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  52. I love love love this series and cannot wait for Dawn Study and I likenthe trade cover best I think but they are all great

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  53. Honestly I love the covers on all of them and the study series is fantastic to read these books are my favorite.

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  54. I think my favourite is the trade paperback cover. But since I first read the books in the UK, I'm definitely partial to those covers!

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  55. I like the trade paperback cover from 2007 the best out of those shown. Partly because it doesn't show Yelena's face, I prefer to leave that to my imagination :)

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  56. I love the trade paperback and the original--you know, until now, I never realized the two models were different :-)

    Happy anniversary! (And I love finding out that Kiki was a real horse, although sad to hear she's gone.)

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  57. paperback- interesting

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  58. I really like the original cover and the trade back they give the reader a bit of insight into the story. Also like the the Ya cover just a bit different from all the others. Love the pic of real kiki gives us a bit of imagery.

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  59. The YA cover who be my favourite, but there all great covers.

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  60. My favourites are the trade paperbacks! I love the lush forest of magic study!

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  61. For me it was the second cover release, because this is where I found Valek and Yelena! So those were the beginning to a whole new world. From there I found of your work and fell in love with all of it! But the first story's of Valek and Yelenas adventures and finding love in those hard to reach places will always be so close to me <3!!!

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    1. By the second release, I mean the paper back, btw. And I'm devastated to hear that poison study for so much flak, it's what hooked me. The build up of all the relationships, and the world development, I thought, were great and not too rushed. I truly felt for Yelenas predicament and was cheering for her as she battled her demons, Litterally!

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  62. The trade paperback from 2007 is my favorite cover. The colors are rich and the layout is appealing, The cover really caught my attention years ago, I bought all three books (Poison, Magic and Fire Study) and have been a fan ever since.

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  63. This series is my all time favorite series!! And I'm not even saying that just to win (which, don't get me wrong, I would LOVE!!).i think my favorite covers would have to be the originals. It was was drew me to Poison Study in the first place. They are just gorgeous!!!

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  64. I like the 2007 covers for the trade paperbacks. The view of Yelena looking off into the jungle, particularly her family's home is very fitting for the cover. The colors are lovely as well.

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  65. I think I like the trade paperback covers the best, but really like the YA and the new ebook cover too. I have a mixed set (including a signed copy!) which has evolved over the years from borrowing and giving copies out to friends and family. Can't believe it's already been 10 years!

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  66. The 2007 cover is my favorite. I feel that it perfectly introduces the book.

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  67. I love the trade paperback cover. Its the one I own and have read multiple times.(it's very loved) It's a beatiful cover. Ü

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  68. I love the original trade paperback cover. I think it is simple and elegant and leaves the story to the readers imagination, which as a reader I find very important in a cover.

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  69. I really like the YA cover. The font, colors, and design all really stand out from the others to me.

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  70. I love the third cover. It's so beautiful. And it just reflects the story really well.

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  71. I was recommended this series by some friends who had already read it. I didn't realized how wrapped up I would be in the series. It was heart breaking and breath taking and magical all at the same time. I now recommend it to anyone who asks for a book to read. Thank you for giving me my favorite series.

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  72. Honestly, I just love all of the covers. I stumbled across Poison Study at my local used book store and, once I started, I just devoured every book after that. I've read all of your other series', but the Study series remains my favorite.

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  73. poison study is my favorite book series of all time i lost my copies during a move after my first year of college, i had the first cover and it was my fave

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  74. I love the Trade Paperback cover <3

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  75. The 2008 is my favorite though I own the YA one. I would love an original!

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  76. The trade cover has to be my favorite. I think it embodies the book the most

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  77. The original cover was my favorite!

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  78. Happy Book Birthday! My favorite covers are the original. THANK YOU for writing this series because your books HELP to start my daughter's obsession with reading. Not even the Potter boy could get her interested. So, thank you for sharing an amazing story.

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  79. I like the 2007 paperback versions the best too. But mostly I love what's inside the books :)

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  80. The original is still my favorite, though I like the one I have, labeled Trade PB above. As you say, the ebook cover is not characteristic of how I see Yelena in the original book: too fake - too much make up.
    Of course, even the original Poison Study cover doesn't fit her as presented through much of the book. Coming out of prison, and all the misery she went through in so much of the book - when did she ever get to look like that? (I started with an ARC with that cover - so that's how she looks to me, so it was nice to hear why the model appeared to change in book two - I'd assumed since the two covers fit so well together that I was just seeing more differences than were real!)
    Once you showed some of the covers from other countries, and I though a UK version was best of all.
    So - I think the Trade PB fits the story best of these covers, but like the Original best.

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  81. The YA and trade PB are my favorites. But I prefer no person at all on them. I like to form a pic of the character in my mind. And it doesn't look like her at all. The what I think of as the "original" glass series covers are what I like very best and is the style I wish the publishers would stick with.

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  82. I love the trade paperback cover. Its so gorgeous. Second favorite would be the newest design

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  83. The first time I stumbled upon Poison Study was in my local Borders (when those were still open). I just so happened to be in the fantasy section (at that age I was usually just reading teen books), I was 14, I saw the cover, read the back, and the rest was history. I have re-read Poison Study maybe over ten times. I took the book with me when I joined the Peace Corps, and I left the book in the Peace Corps Recreation room so that everyone else could enjoy the amazingness that is POISON STUDY!! I personally love the original covers

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  84. I love them all, but my favorite are the original covers.

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  85. I really love this série. It's one of my favorite with lots of originality and real love and hardships :)

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  86. The trade paperback for Magic Study is my favourite. I love the line that goes across the front of the book and it's so visually appealing. The green foliage is so bold and beautiful. And Yelenas back to the reader is so lovely. The outfit she's wearing is nice.
    I personally dislike the newest cover for magic study. It's not green like the others and I think that's why I dislike it so much because it doesn't follow the rest of the color scheme.
    You're been my favourite author since 2007 when I first discovered Poison study on a Walmart shelf. I was in love with your style of writing, I just wanted more. ♡

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  87. I have to say the originals are my favorite. I met one of my best friends and bonded over your books and at the time, the books had the original covers. :)

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  88. I love the trade paperback cover! I tend to dislike book covers that are just a picture of a girl's face. I feel like the trade paperback cover is art as opposed to marketing.

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  89. Im obsessed with the trade paperback covers. I also like all of the covers that look like colored smoke. Love those ones!

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  90. The 2007 redesign and rerelease in paperback will always be my favorites because that is when I discovered the books for the first time in my local book store.

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  91. I really like the original covers. They're all beautiful, but the original ones hold the nostalgia factor for me, since they are the one's that I saw first.

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  92. I love the original! However, the fact that my books do not match bothers me daily.

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  93. I love the eBook cover! I want the Trade Paperback edition to match my other Study series books but sadly I couldn't find it. :(

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  94. I love the original Magic Study cover because the surroundings of Yelena are intriguing to me. What would they possibly have in common? Have to read to find out!

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  95. Original cover of Poison study, hands down. I may be biased though- it's still my favorite book in the series.

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  96. Of those covers you have posted I like the 2007 trade paperback the most, the others are just not my taste

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  97. I love the e-book cover ones, but I agree that her makeup is a little heavy.

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  98. I love the ya 2008 cover because this is the cover the book had when I first read it! Just seeing the cover takes me back to when I first read this book and how delighted I was'

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  99. I really like the 2007 because you see Yelena but you don't see her face so you can still picture what you will and I think the dress is pretty

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  100. OMG I don't know! Which one should I choose? I think the original one is my favorite, yeah, the first one. The classics are the classics and that cover it's just beautiful, and it's the first one, omg, so nostalgic��. I definitely choose the first one.

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  101. I love the YA cover. It gives readers a chance to imagine their own Yelena.

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  102. I love the trade paperback cover as thats the cover i first fell in love with and drew me to the books. I also like the ebook cover as it seems more dark, mysterious and serious.

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  103. I love the ebook cover because the purple hues are stunning!! It's also cool and ominous!

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  104. I love all the covers because i feel they represent different parts of the stories

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  105. Il love the re-released covers in 2007, but my favorite will always be the french éditions of Darkiss, with flames. Mysterious and bewitching!

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  106. I adore the ebook cover that isn't available in print. (Which is really sad. It would look great on my shelf. Lol.) It give a more modern cover look while still accurately portraying the book.

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  107. I really love the Australian covers, but the trade paperback is nice too :-)

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  108. I thought I'd be different and say the Australian covers but others have already beat me to it. I'm so thrilled I could get them all signed when you were here earlier this year. 😀

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  109. I thought I'd be different and say the Australian covers but others have already beat me to it. I'm so thrilled I could get them all signed when you were here earlier this year. 😀

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  110. I pretty much love all of them. But I love the traditional trade paperback. The colors are beautiful and it makes the story come alive before you even open the cover.

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  111. The 2007 trade paperback cover is my fav of the bunch. I don't know, it looks adventurous and it just pops out :)

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  112. I really like the YA cover because the colors are so vibrant. The eBook cover is pretty too but I do agree Yelena's makeup was overdone.

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  113. Trade paperback version is my favorite. Sad to hear Kiki passed....love horses.

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  114. Ah! I need to own these books. I've read them multiple times and love them every time.

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  115. I like the 2007 paper back because I think it embodies the setting of Magic Study really well and is really pretty. My favorite part is how all three covers match though!! I have OCD about that. It's just too bad I can't seem to find this one in any stores!

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  116. I fell in love with Yelena with the original cover of Poison Study, so it will always be my favorite!

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  117. I like the Magic Study 2007 paperback. The greenery looks like a place I'd want to visit in real life, and I like having the model looking away- so the reader can imagine what she looks like, and it wouldn't really matter if you couldn't find the same lady again!

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  118. I personally prefer the paperback cover designs or the originally hardcover ones. These designs are beautiful and intriguing; I want to delve into this world and explore the story.
    I think the YA designs are too close to other series, thus making it unremarkable, and it fails to capture the unique beauty of the novel.

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    1. Congratulations Maria! You must be so proud! The Poison Study series remains one of my favourite of all time. :)

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  119. I like all of the covers, though my favorite is still the original one as it matches the poison study cover that I have.

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  120. I love the 2007 cover. It's the most inviting.

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  121. I love all the covers but the YA cover is my favorite. I really like the design with all those lines and the colors, it's beautiful!

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  122. I love the Australian Study Series covers. The bright colors of the elements on a black background is STUNNING! I love those and I wish they were available here in the US.

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  123. I think that the australian covers for the study series are AMAZING. But if I had to pick from the above, it would be the trade paperback cover for magic study. I love all the plants and the little flower underneath the title. The orange of Yelena's dress really stands out against the vegetation and also fits in will with the overlay of the ribbon. The staircase that leads up the page directs the gaze and draws the viewer in, creating a sense of mystery and budding adventure! It's a great cover!

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  124. Honestly, I really couldn't pick! I like them all! Personally I am fond of rare covers, but as an Australian all of these are rare! Our YA covers are different too which I'm quite fond of :-)

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  125. I absolutely love and adore all the books involved with Yelena and Valek and their gang <3 And Maria V Snyder's Study series was the reason i got back into reading <3

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  126. My favorite covers are the the Australian Chronicles of Ixia covers, the new ones are a close second

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  127. My favorite is the 2007 trade paperback cover! I love that a forest is featured in the cover. It's just appropriate because I imagine this is what the Illiais Jungle (Zaltana Clan's home) looks like

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  128. Hi Maria, for me the original Poison study cover is my favorite as it captures the beginning of Yelena's journey as the food taster for the commander.

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  129. The trade paperback covers are my favorite! I think the YA covers make the series look like it's for younger audiences. I grew up reading your books and they have a special place in my heart. I had no idea there were more out until I was researching your books! I'm so excited!

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  130. My favorite will probably always be the original Poison Study cover. It was the first cover I saw that made me pick up and then consequently fall in love with your books. Just seeing it makes me smile. :)

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  131. I can't believe it's been TEN YEARS! Crazy! Congratulations, Maria!

    And all of those covers are beautiful, but I think my favorite has to be the trade paperback edition!

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  132. Of the American releases, I like the original hardcover-covers best, but the UK editions are my favourite!

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  133. I really love the study series. Congrats on 10 years!!
    Of allthe covers, I like the ebook cover the most. The purple colour scheme is really pretty but it is still quite a dark colour palette which brings about a sense of mystery and leaves the reader wanting to read the book. The cloak is also a nice touch and I feel that the makeup complements the colour scheme, also allowing Yelena to look feminine, strong and fierce at the same time. I also absolutely love the font, it is very unique and fits the whole image of the book. :)

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  134. I really loved the YA cover. I looks really cool. :D

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  135. I really like the paperback edition and ebook one! They are beautiful!

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  136. I love the original cover design of poison study collection, However having ready your first 3 books in this series, I no longer, really look at the cover. I know the content is going to transport me to another world where I can escape and have an adventure. I got your Glass collection just after my back op and they kept me sane through a bad time. I Look forward to your next book, what ever it is about.

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  137. I love the 2007 cover with the girl disappearing around a curved wall. It is super intriguing and also the aesthetic is great. The title square and the plant really round it all out. :)

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  138. THEY ARE ALL SO PERFECT. BUT, if I had to pick a favorite, it'd be the second one. I just love the scene and vibrant green. Thank you so much for this giveaway, Yelena and Valek and Leif and Crew are everything to me.

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  139. The trade paperback is unique. So natural!!!
    Happy anniversary and thank you for the chance.

    Raffle name: Artemis Giote

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  140. The trade paperbacks are my favorite! And I love that Kiki was based on a real horse.

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  141. I'm honestly in love with all the covers. Over the past seven years the series has greatly influenced me and I've spent time collecting as many of the different covers as I could! I wear my tenth anniversary of Poison Study clothes all the time!

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  142. I like the original cover, or the first paperback cover the best. I'm not sure that there is a reason why except that they just strike me. It was the cover of the original Poison Study release that got me to pick that one up in the first place - before that, I'd never heard of the series. I'm so happy for great book covers! (That was how Cinder got me, too!)

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  143. I like the trade paperback the best, I think it portrays her walk into her old/new life again the best.

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  145. I like the most resent one the best out of the one you posted, but I must say that i like the front page of the copy I own the best. The ones from MIRA Books, they give me the right feel and I guess I'm most attached to that because that's where I got to experience the adventure for the first time.

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  146. Ten years on and Poison Study still remains my favourite book and I frequently reread my favorite chapters. I can't believe it's been ten years, I was nearing the end of high school when I first discovered it and had to anxiously wait for Magic study and Fire Study to be released so I could continue the adventure.

    As for the covers, the one I have isn't featured on here, as it's the original UK edition. I'd have to say that one is my favourite, although the others are great too.

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  147. My favorite is the trade paperback. I love the colors and it reminds me of the story.

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  148. I absolutely love all of your books and have reread them countless times! I can't wait until Dawn Study is released! Out of all the covers I think I like the 2007 trade paperback version the best though I like them all!

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  149. Thanks for all the great comments - I love hearing about which cover you like or don't like. The Australian ones are always very popular. Thanks, too for the congrats about 10 years and the kind words about my books - I'm so glad you've enjoyed them!!

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