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S voor het uitbreken van de epidemie in KazanHet redden van de prins betekent zo goed als zeker Avry’s dood maar een echt leven had ze toch al nooit En nu moet ze kiezen – haar gave gebruiken om de ultieme vorm van barmhartigheid te tonen of te sterven in het nu al verloren gevecht voor erkenning van haar volk 35 StarsAvry is a healer in a harsh world where healers are hunted because everyone believes they started a plague In fact most healers have already been killed and Avry has been in hiding for two years trying to avoid being murdered She is soon abducted by a group of rogues who are trying to convince her to heal a prince that she really doesn t like Throw in the fact that if she saves him she loses her life and you see why they must convince her that the prince is worth saving They take a long wild journey to find the princeWhat I really enjoyed about this book was the adventure and characters Avry is a sweet strong smart selfless character Usually when I think about a character so selfless the term doormat comes to mind but this is absolutely not the case with Avry She s willing to sacrifice herself for the greater good but if you make her mad she will get in your face with a sharp comeback Her band of friends are also really fun Belen was such a sweetheart and Kerrick was a great leader I loved the loyalty and bond they shared for each otherThe plot was okay I would give it stars for originality as I do think it was a uniue story For me it was a nice pace The story moved uickly but was easy to follow Deduct stars for the fact that the plot pretty much goes nowhere though More about that in spoiler belowWhat I did not enjoy was the predictability and pretty much everything about the ending This part contains spoilers so on that is here view spoiler The one gripe I had about this book was the way it ended Throughout the whole book we are constantly reminded that Avry is going die because the plague will kill her when she saves the prince I don t like that the story was built upon this solely because honestly we all knew this wasn t going to happen I guess since this was what everything built towards it made the book have zero suspense for me and kind of a I don t care feeling about what happens Every time the author mentioned about Avry dying when she heals the prince I just kept getting really annoyed and rolling my eyes likereally You re going to keep saying that Then when the ending finally did come and we actually see what happened I was just like wow that was lame hide spoiler

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Touch of Power

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Maria V. Snyder ✓ 5 review

E redden wordt ze verraden door dies ouders en zonder pardon ter dood veroordeeld Terwijl ze op haar terechtstelling wacht wordt ze onverwacht uit haar cel bevrijd door een mysterieuze man Het volk waar hij toe behoort heeft Avry’s gave nodig om hun stervende prins te redden Dezelfde prins die verantwoordelijk wa We re really surprised you weren t caught by the locals sooner uain said We had a list of healers Loren said But by the time we learned of their location they d been executed We always heard the same gossip That they had been caught by doing something stupid Like healing a child I said My obvious weakness That awkward moment when you love a book despite hating almost everything in itBook chemistry It is very very real and this book is living proof that it exists There are so many elements of Things Khanh Totally Fucking Hates within this book There is a too stupid to live main character there is deus ex fucking machina up the yin yang there is a motherfucking asshat of a love interest there is an attempt at a love triangle there is almost no relationship building if you thought Valek and Yelena in Poison Study was out of nowhere wait til you read this book there is a plot that literally takes you across the entire fucking world with me scratching my head wonderingwhat the actual fuck is going onBut I can t lie I enjoyed this book and I had a lot of fun with it I don t even know why I just do I m only human and my brain can t help overlooking basic common sense sometimesThe Summary Avry of Kazan is on the run for her life Three years on the run Three years of hiding Three terrible years full of fear and loneliness For what My life Yes I live and breathe and exist Nothing else She is a wanted woman There is a bounty of gold on her head People want her dead Why She is a healer All healers are to be captured and killed for their crimesFive years ago a plague spread across the land devastating the Fifteen Realms People died in droves So many died that it cast the realms into chaos Governments were destroyed Bands of mercenaries and dictators sprung up in their place There is litle law and no order in the land For all this healers were blamed Why Because of one false belief The people considered those times a war A war that had been started by healers who then spread the deadly disease and refused to heal it All the healers roughly 100 of them were graduanlly hunted down killed Few remain Among them Avry who has been running and hiding for years Until thanks to a soft heart she healed a sick child and is caughtAvry is sentenced to death She is resigned to dieuntil a man comes to rescue her Kerrick has been searching for her a healer for years His rescue comes at a price Kerrick needs something from her You re worth alive than dead He paused knowing he had said the wrong thing I meant I need you to heal someone for me Once he s better you can go back into hiding or do whatever you d like There s just a problem she can t and won t heal the person Kerrick wants her to heal for reasons of her own I raised my voice Let me make this perfectly clear I will not heal Prince Ryne Nothing you do or say will change my mind Kerrick and his men won t let Avry go that easily Avry has been on the run and she hasn t stayed in one place long enough to realize what s happened She may not like Prince Ryne but the alternatives to his rule are far worse Among the aspiring rules who want to take over the Fifteen Kingdom are an cult like fanatical ueen The High Priestess also known as Estrid of Ozero was intolerant of other faiths and reuired her subjects to be members of her cultlike religion Even worse than her is an insane seductive king Not only is Tohon a despotic dictator Tohon is not trying to help the plague survivors He s gathering them into an army so he can invade all those towns that have managed to reform Towns like Jaxton All so his army can grow And if his forces encounter anyone who refuses to join they kill him or her Tohon ismentally unstable and for him to be king of allwould be a living nightmare The magic he wields is terrifying dangerous Pressing my hand on freezing cold flesh I summoned my power Nothing happened No magic swelled in my chest Kerrick s comment echoed in my mind I don t feel themHorrified I met the gaze of one of my captors Death stared back As much as she hates Ryne Avry may not have a choice but to help him Avry and Kerrick are in for a long dangerous journey One way or another Avry is sure to meet her death because what Kerrick wants her to do will kill herThe Setting1 The Plague The only thing that works really well about the setting is the plague and the healing magic The first stage resembled a stomach bug and once the person s stomach and bowels were empty the symptoms transformed into all over aches pains and a high fever which was stage two The final stage involved convulsions delusions and large white blisters on the skin that itched at first then burned Many of the victims screamed nonstop in pain during the third stage They reacted as if they were burning alive I love plagues I have a soft spot for horrifying illnesses with a high mortality rate I m a really really strange person therefore I absolutely loved the way this book described the plague and how it killedI love the way that the magical healing system worked in this book Healers are magicians there are 11 other classes of magic within the Fifteen Realms and Healers work their magic by absorbing the sick person s illness and taking it into themselves It works for diseases sicknesses as well as injuries I sent my magic into Belen s wounds flooding themPain stabbed deep into my stomach blood ran down soaking my waistband I made it to the small fire before I collapsed My muscles felt as if they d been shredded and I couldn t breathe The pain increased as acid leaked from my pierced stomach and burned my flesh Healers do not die because they heal uickly from the injuries and illnesses they absorb into themselves There is one notable exception to this rule the plague2 The Fifteen Realms It doesn t work for me It is a generic fantasy setting that has elements that feel oddly out of place The dialogue feels too modern it wouldn t be out of place in today s setting and there are things in the book that feel they don t belong Like hair dye The reddish brown sets off your beautiful sea green eyes better Mom said But if you choose blond I ll give you the dye so you can do your roots And champagne A slight chance Let s break out the champagne Avry She is similar to Yelena in her character development only considerably less sympathetic For one she is too soft hearted and that makes her often too stupid to live Avry is a kind woman it cannot be denied The only thing is that softness almost killed herAvry loves children She hates seeing children sick She is a healer on the run she cannot afford to expose herself but time after time she risks her own life to heal a sick child knowing that it will expose her and she will have to run away yet again It is a fault many of her fellow healers took Avry was rescued from certain death the other healers weren t so fortunate Heading generally northwest and stopping only in the bigger settlements You d last aboutsix maybe eight weeks before healing a child and taking off Loren settled on his bedroll next to the fireWhen I thought about it he was right A zing of fear traveled up my spine If I survived this mission I would have to be extra vigilant Kerrick and his men located her because her pattern of stopping and healing a child was so obvious Not the brightest move if you wanted to surviveShe repeatedly puts herself in danger She runs away into the forest not knowing what lurks there She risks her life and that of her companions for foolish grandiose missions like a side trip to save a girlHeroic yes Noble yes Smart NoAvry makes ridiculous improbable plans that fail His touch zipped right through me igniting every single nerve ending My body responded Desire flared I leaned against him and kissed him backSo much for my plan Yet she somehow always succeeds in her mission however unlikely however stupid the tools How could I do anything Tohon All I have left are these I reached into my pocket slowly and withdrew my stones What are they Sepp asked Juggling stones See I did like her character development Avry went from a woman without a purpose who doesn t really care whether or not she dies Do you want to be executed Some things are worse than death I said To a person who finds meaning in life who feels that she has something to contribute who has power that only she can wield Belen I decide who I heal Me Not Kerrick Not you Not anyone It s my decision The only one I have left The Romance With a strangled cry Kerrick lost his temper Belen lunged toward Kerrick and I raised an arm to block Kerrick s strike but we were both too slow Kerrick backhanded me across my cheek The force of the blow sent me to the ground No No No Motherfucking douchebagMaria V Snyder wrote another series Poison Study That series features one of my three book boyfriends Valek Kerrick doesn t hold a candle to Valek Kerrick is not worthy of breathing in the same airKerrick is a jerk The romance or should I say bromance in this book isn t between Avry and Kerrick it s between Kerrick and Prince Ryne As far as Kerrick is concerned the sun rises and sets on Prince Ryne Because Ryne is a brilliant strategist and has outsmarted Tohon before Ryne is important than anyone than the fate of his best friend than the fates of a girl In case you haven t been paying attention if Ryne is important to me than Belen s life then he s certainly a higher priority than some girl Save the Realm Kerrick has absolute faith in Ryne An impossible task Ryne will find a way You can t know that for certain I can His gaze burned into mine I wouldn t have spent two years searching for you if I didn t have utter faith in him Throughout the book Avry finds herself thinking of Ryne dreaming of him smelling his springtime sunshine scent I don t buy it for a moment because there is zero relationship development between Kerrick and AvryKerrick is a jerk an abusive jerk No one else has backhanded me starved me manacled me to a tree and let me freeze each night Therefore I don t have anyone else to compare you to He is arrogant he is unwavering he is high handed I don t like him one bit and I can t understand why Avry doesWhat can I say I loved this book anyway Damned book chemistry


10 thoughts on “Touch of Power

  1. says:

    Just go read this bookTHIS is how a novel should be done I'll be talking about it in my January wrap up video because IT WAS JUST SO FANTASTIC

  2. says:

    LOL Every little star counts Such shamelessness ;Okay so how weird is this I have the audio copy of TOP and it's r

  3. says:

    On the surface there is nothing wrong with Touch of Power Avry a 20 year old magic healer in a world where healers are persecuted and blamed for spreading deadly plague is a nice character She is kind courageous smart strong self sa

  4. says:

    It's Maria V Snyder people She can do no wrong “I can't decide what's worse Losing family members or not having a family member to lose” Unfortunately that is a uestion many people had to ask themselves in the Fifteen

  5. says:

    “We’re really surprised you weren’t caught by the locals sooner” uain said“We had a list of healers” Loren said “But by the time we learned of their location they’d been executed We always heard the same gossip That t

  6. says:

    I avoided reading this book for a long time I’d loved Poison Study but the word on the street was that the rest of the Study series wasn’t great and that Poison Study had been beginners luck But I was kind of blown away by how much I loved

  7. says:

    35 StarsAvry is a healer in a harsh world where healers are hunted because everyone believes they started a plague

  8. says:

    Rating Clarification 35 4 StarsI know everyone loved The Study series which I've yet to finish but honestly I enjoyed Touch of Power a lot than I did Poison Study Unlike the depressed and melodramatic atmosphere that I got f

  9. says:

    Spoilers I enjoyed Snyder's Study series and I had high expectations for this suffice to say it didn't deliver Avry is a healer she's been running and hiding for three years as anyone found to be a healer is executed the healers are blamed for starting a plague that killed millions of people Avry is in prison awaiting execution after it is

  10. says:

    WOWJust wowThere's a famous uote by Toni Morrison “If there's a book that you want to read but it hasn't been w