Saturday, 18 January 2014

Touch Of Power Book Review

Title: Touch of Power (Healers #1)

Author: Maria V. Snyder

Pages: 390

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Mira

Format: paperback

Date Released: December 20th 2011

20 year old Avry is a healer and she is the last one. After being on the run she is captured and put in a cell to be executed. Healers have a bounty on their head because the people have been led to believe that they caused the plague, refusing to heal them. She then is abducted that night by kerrick and his friends. They then journey to get Avry to the nine mountains to heal prince Ryne from the plague though things do not everything goes to plan. (
“I remembered my little brother, Allyn, had appeared so innocent and angelic when he slept--similar to Kerrick. It must be a survival tactic. If Allyn hadn't looked so sweet, we would have killed him while he slept. He had been pure evil when he was awake--similar to Kerrick.”  
“No," I said. "I'm not safe, Belen. Who is going to tear Kerrick's arm off if he hits me again? Come on," I urged. "Stay with us".”  
“Flea stared at us, "I can't decide what's worse. Losing family members or not having a family member to lose.”  
“My cheek stung and throbbed. I remained on the floor of the cave. Belen stood between me and Kerrick.
"...temper in check. She's a sweet girl," Belen said.
"She's a healer, Belen. And no longer a girl. Healing Ryne is all I care about. All you should care about, as well. You know-"
"Yes, I know what's at stake." Belen spat the words. "But if you raise your hand to her again, I'll rip your arm from its socket.”
I really enjoyed this novel and it wasn't what I was expecting, Maria V. Snyder is one of my favourite authors (I have her study series also) the way that she creates her worlds is very realistic and she makes it feel as though you are there with the characters.
I really enjoyed this and I recommend it to Maria v. Snyder fans or anyone who enjoys a fast paced fantasy. I found Kerrick to be a great leader, Belen was very sweet and he was likeable from the start, Flea was very sweet and innocent but was also an old soul which I liked and then there was the monkey's with their witty banter which I enjoyed. They made the difficult and hard situations more bearable for the charters to endure which I loved.
Oh and how could I forget Tohon, something about him I just didn't like from the start. He was way to cocky, thinking that he could have who and what he wants when it pleases him. I also enjoyed that fact that Avry could defend her self and didn't need someone to fight her battles for her.

* Spoilers, Please do not read this part of the review if you have not read the book*
Every time Avry healed someone and took on their wounds/pain, I could almost imagine the pain she must go through every time that she heals someone. Avry and Kerrick's relationship was interesting to read and I was happy that the finally admitted their feelings for one another even if I was towards the end.  The only thing I found not so great in the plot was the constant mentioning of Avry having to die in order so save prince Ryne, I think it was pretty obvious there would be a loophole and Avry would live.
*end of spoilers*
All in all I highly enjoyed this and I recommend it to everyone because I think that Maria v. Snyder is an amazing author and if you haven't read her books then you are definitely missing out. So pick up your copy today!!
Cover Art: 4
Plot: 4
Characters: 5
Writing: 5
Level of Interest: 5
Total Rating: 5/5 stars
Where can you get this:
Physical Copies
Happy Reading :) x
Review coming soon...
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