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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Touch of Power Blog Tour




Today we are stoked to be participating in the Touch of Power Blog Tour! Maria V. Snyder is one of our absolute favourite authors so when we were asked to participate our answer was a resounding YES! On our stop today we have Jaime’s review of Touch of Power from Maria’s new The Healer Series. We are also hosting a giveaway for a signed copy of Touch of Power and if you head over to Maria’s website on January 16th there will be a grand prize winner announced for a $100 spa gift certificate!  After the review make sure to enter to win a signed copy of Touch of Power! Make sure to add it to your Goodreads lists! Here's Maria's Bio


Maria V. Snyder switched careers from meteorologist to novelist when she began writing the New York Times best-selling Study Series (POISON STUDY, MAGIC STUDY and FIRE STUDY) about a young woman who becomes a poison taster.  When she’s not traveling, Maria lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, son, and daughter.

And now here’s Jaime’s review....

From Goodreads.
Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan assumes 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 Territories, 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....

When I found out Maria V. Snyder was writing another series I was super excited then, I found out it was another fantasy series and I squeed like a little girl and immediately texted Patricia to tell her! 

We both love Maria’s books and she is definitely one of my favorite authors! So I jumped on netgalley to request a copy and it arrived on my kindle shortly after and I started reading the minute it did!

Maria did not disappoint with this new book! I fell in love with the new world she created and the characters; she has a way of making me feel like I’m in the books with how alive she writes her characters and the lands. I’m really hoping there’s a map in the finished copy I think it would add a lot to the story like it did in her Study and Glass books but even so while reading the ARC I had no problem imagining and feeling the perilous journey through the Nine Mountains, the petals of the Peace and Death Lilies, the giant teeth of the Ufa’s, the pain Avry took in every time she healed someone, or the laughter joy and sorrow experienced throughout the book.

The cast of characters Maria assembled was awesome! Avry was an strong heroine and I admired the fight she had in her then there’s Belen whom I fell in love with almost from the moment I met him he was like the big brother I never had but had always wanted. Kerrick was the one whom it took me the longest to grow attached to one moment he was nice and the next you wanted to throw something at him. Then there’s the characters Quain, Vinn, and Flea with the sarcasm and humor that Maria has a way of writing into every book and without these three the story would have not been the same. Last but not leas t the villain of this story Tohon the man is gorgeous enigmatic and hard not to like, except for the fact that he is an evil manipulative megalomaniac whom uses his power for evil. I was attracted to him and repulsed at the same time. Trust me I know this might not make sense but when you meet him it will.

I loved how this story unfolded there’s so much more than what’s in the synopsis there’s twists and turns that will play out through the whole series like who created the plague and why, as well as the fight to free their realms from the tyranny of Tohon. I cannot wait for the next book Scent of Magic which will be a hard wait let me tell you after I finished Touch of Power all I wanted to do was read more!

I’m also posting the UK cover for Touch of Power because it’s amazeballs and I’ll definitely be buying it from The Book Depository as well as the US one J

Touch of Power is out now so go purchase it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or The Book Depository US cover here UK cover here. I’m also posting The Book Depository’s page for Maria here so you can see all of her other amazing book covers!


*************Winner Announced!!! Amy Green from The YA Sisterhood congrats Amy!!!******

We know you’re probably itching to read this now well fill out this (contest closed) for your chance to win a signed copy! The winner will be notified at the end of the tour on January 16th and the book will be shipped from Harlequin/Mira.

Also make sure to check out the other tour stops for fun posts and more chances to win!!!!!

Friday, January 6 – Seeing Night Book Reviews
Monday, January 9 – Lindsay Cummings
Wednesday, January 11 – Books Complete Me
Friday, January 13 – Fantasy Cafe

30 comments:

  1. I didn't know she was a meteorologist. That is soo cool! What a switch though.

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  2. I have had so many people tell me I need to read the Poison series--they look really good too. I loved Touch of Power--it is amazing.

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  3. Ooo, I've been stalking Maria for a long time, but haven't yet read any of her books! I must now!

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  4. I am so looking forward to reading Touch of Power! Everything I've read about it suggests it will be just as amazing as her other books.

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  5. I loved Maria V. Snyder's Study series! I really want to read Touch of Power. It sounds amazing.

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  6. Most exciting moment of my life!! :D

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  7. I haven't read any of her books yet but I keep seeing great things about them. This one looks particularly good.

    And yea PA!

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  8. thx for the contest! i LOVE Maria v snyder's books, Poison Study being one of my faves of all time, and I know this will be just as good!

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  9. I cannot wait to start another series from Maria. She's one of my favorites!

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  10. Being a geographer and a natural hazards geek, I love that the author is a meteorologist!

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  11. I can't wait to read this! :]

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  12. Yes, I can't wait to read this book! I hope I win it.

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  13. That's awesome that you girls were a part of this tour! Love the review!

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  14. I love all of her books! The study series is my fav. I already read Touch of Power (eBook). Can't wait for book two!! :)

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  15. I love Maria's books and have been waiting for Touch of Power to come out for forever. Thanks for the review and giveaway!!

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  16. I absolutely love Maria's books! I can't wait to read this one!

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  17. Can't wait to read this! Maria has the best plots and characters ^o^

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  18. I love all of her books.

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  19. Great review and giveaway!
    I can't wait to get my hands on Touch of Power!

    Amanda Tse

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  20. I really want to read this book! I've been anticipating its release for some time1

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  21. Brittany just read this & said it was AMAZING!!! Can't wait to read it! Hopefully I'll win it from you guys!:)

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  22. I have yet to read Maria's books, but they've been rec'd over and over again. Thank you for a thoughtful review. I really need to pick up her first series.

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  23. I've an ebook copy of Touch of Power but would LOVE a signed one!

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  24. Can't wait to read this one! Great review and thanks for the chance to win!

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  25. Can't wait to read this, I love Maria V. Snyder's books!

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