Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Book Addict Reviews: Touch of Power (Healer) by Maria V. Snyder

Genre: Fantasy
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Author Info: Website | Goodreads
Rating: 4 stars
Won this book in a giveaway on Jen's page.

In A Nutshell:
I loved this book and I love this author.  Everything I have read by her has been wonderful--and I want nothing more than to read everything by her that I have not read yet!

Once again, when I read the description of one of Maria V. Snyder's books and thought "umm, I am not so sure about that one."  It seemed a little gruesome for my taste.  Avry has a gift--a gift that will allow her to heal the only person who may be able to end the war and save Fifteen Realms.  But using her gift will come at a price--if she heals him she will not survive herself. 

The story is compelling and emotional.  For the last 20 pages, I honestly had to wipe tears from my eyes.  But that is only because Maria V. Snyder is a master of bringing her characters to life and making me (as the reader) care about them.  They are not necessarily easy-to-love main characters, but it does not matter because in the end despite their faults I do love them.  I do want to see them happy.  With the same token, her villains are complex and interesting.  Sometimes I question whether I am supposed to love the guy or hate the guy--it is not necessarily easy or clear cut until the end and sometimes not even then because she leaves me hanging, intrigued and wanting more.

The world created in Touch of Power is interesting but still very mysterious.  There are rules, politics, magical abilities, and a history that has not been fully explained.  In some ways I find that frustrating, but mostly I am intrigued.  I cannot wait for the next book in the series so I can learn more and have more opportunity to lust after Kerrick!

On my TBR pile and I really do need to get it out!!


  1. This has made its way to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing it. Totally awesome.

  2. @Wendy--you will not be sorry. Maria V. Snyder is wonderful!!

    @Jen You know me so well. :)