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Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2011_release_read, genre-fantasy, read_2011, t_notable_books_2011

Since I will have a full FBC review for its publication date here I will summarize quickly the salient points: it is a Maria Snyder first person youngish (but tested through trials etc, so the book is not YA) heroine with special powers narration and while Avry is certainly different than Yelena or Opal, the feel is absolutely the same.

The world building is different though and it is quite intriguing - 15 kinds of magic, magical healers/scientists possibly responsible for the devastation that engulfed it, various power brokers with various ambitions and lack of scruples, the mysterious death and peace lilies, etc - and much remains to be explored while the book ends at a good point.

If you loved her earlier series, you will love this, if not I do not think this will change your mind either. Fun, compelling and mostly familiar and predictable but with enough "newness' to avoid boring repetition, I read this the moment I got an e-arc and kept turning the pages since the novel just flows. I plan to get and read the sequels asap since - as in the other 2 adult series of the author - the voice resonates very well

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Reading Progress

September 30, 2011 – Started Reading
September 30, 2011 – Shelved
October 5, 2011 – Shelved as: 2011_release_read
October 5, 2011 – Shelved as: genre-fantasy
October 5, 2011 – Shelved as: read_2011
October 5, 2011 – Finished Reading
July 23, 2014 – Shelved as: t_notable_books_2011

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