Review: Touch Of Power

Jan •  17 •  2012

Title: Touch of Power
Series: Healer # 1
Genre: Young Adult- Fantasy/Paranormal
Author: Maria Snyder
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Release Date: December 20, 2011
Book: ARC from Paragraphs Books

“Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan absorbs their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Fifteen Realms, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos.

Stressed and tired from hiding, Avry is abducted by a band of rogues who, shockingly, value her gift above the golden bounty offered for her capture. Their leader, an enigmatic captor-protector with powers of his own, is unequivocal in his demands: Avry must heal a plague-stricken prince—leader of a campaign against her people. As they traverse the daunting Nine Mountains, beset by mercenaries and magical dangers, Avry must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for. Because the price of peace may well be her life…”

This girl got some spice in her! I loved this book. What captured me the most is about this book is Avery’s life and her selflessness. I loved reading stories about people who do something brave for someone and get paid back badly. Avery is a healer. And is not appreciated. Her people are being hunted down one by one. Healing someone is very risky and will be death if she gets caught. The story of Avery’s life is a journey the reader is unable  to get out of. Sucked in a maze of wars, death and prejudiced, Ms. Snyder’s writing will draw you into a world you will never forget.
Let me start off by saying the characters of this book are WOW! They all have a unique voice that screams at the readers. Especially Avery. These characters just screamed excellence! I loved her back round history to the characters with the uncertain future of what lies ahead for her. I don’t think that once I started this book did I take my eyes off of it. Yup, this book is so going on my shelf.
The love interest in this book play out really different then what I thought. I was for sure it would go one way but totally fell the other. This is nice cause the author caught me by surprise. I did however like how this love started off with a strong dislike and for using each other purposes. After seeing the two characters bicker and fight along the journey, I knew they were meant to be. It definitely gave the reader a much more deeper connection to the characters.
So, whats the verdict. Read this book! Seriously go now and read it. It will amaze and capture you. With Avery’s spicy attitude and a know it all man, it’s so simple to fall into the story.
I give it 5 BITES!
Happy Reading!

18 Comments

  1. Alison Can Read
    Jan 17, 2012

    I just finished this too and loved it. I loved Avry and Kerrick. Isn’t Avry a great name? It’s always frustrating seeing characters who are perfect for each other fight and bicker, but the tension is also what makes the book great.

    • Savannah Valdez
      Jan 19, 2012

      Dide, the bickering I loved! So much tension!!

  2. Anna
    Jan 17, 2012

    I loved this one too Savannah. I actually love anything by Snyder but this title reminded me why I liked so much her Study series.Great review 🙂

    • Savannah Valdez
      Jan 19, 2012

      Me too! Anything she writes I buy! It’s automatic!!

  3. Shellie
    Jan 17, 2012

    I loved this one as well. It was the first that I’ve read of Mrs Snyders work, can’t wait for book 2! (Using my phone cause the laptop still wont let me click in any of your links…sad face)
    Shellie

    • Savannah Valdez
      Jan 19, 2012

      Aww Shellie!! I am excited for book 2 as well!

  4. Giselle
    Jan 17, 2012

    Ooh I have to read this! I love great characters and that’s what people keep saying about this one! Lovely review Savannah!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

    • Savannah Valdez
      Jan 19, 2012

      The characters were the best part of this book!

  5. Lu
    Jan 17, 2012

    Glad you enjoyed it as much as I did Savannah!

    The Muggle

  6. Jenny
    Jan 17, 2012

    I haven’t read anything by Maria Snyder! *hangs head in shame* I’ve heard awesome things about her book though, and this one in particular sounds fantastic. I haven’t seen a bad review for it yet, so I think it needs to go on my list. Awesome review Savy:)

    • Savannah Valdez
      Jan 19, 2012

      Jenny! You must read her work! It amazing 🙂

  7. Alexa
    Jan 17, 2012

    Everyone is saying how amazing this book really is so I guess I must add it to the top of my wish list.

    Thanks for the great review, I have been wanting to read this for the past several weeks but you just amped up my need for this book. 🙂

    • Savannah Valdez
      Jan 19, 2012

      Alexa, her work is soo good! You must read it. You will enjoy it.

  8. Shellie
    Jan 18, 2012

    AH HA!!! I can leave comments now YAY!!! (so happy now!!!)

  9. ParaJunkee
    Jan 18, 2012

    I’ve loved everything that I’ve read of Synder’s it’s good to hear that this one is great also.