Review: Touch Of Power
Jan • 17 • 2012
Title: Touch of Power
Series: Healer # 1
Genre: Young Adult- Fantasy/Paranormal
Author: Maria Snyder
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!