Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (5): Touch Of Power, Maria V. Snyder

What is it? 
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Touch Of Power
by Maria V. Snyder (author website)
Pre-Order:  Book Depository  |  Amazon
Pub Date:  Dec. 20, 2011

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...

Ever since I devoured Poison Study, and could think of nothing but Yelena and Valek and Yelena and Valek and Yelena and Valek and getting my hands on the next two books now now now now now, I've been an dedicated fan of Maria V. Snyder. BFF and I were lucky enough to see her at an author event in Sydney (AU) earlier this year, and she was very fun indeed!

I've heard such good things about this book, and I'm so So SO excited. Looks like Christmas will come a couple of days early for me this year :)

And Maria has just today given us a peek at the Australian cover! Check it out! It's SOOO pretty! Guess what? She's also offering a signed copy of Touch Of Power. Head over to her blog for a chance to win it!
So tell me: what are you waiting on this week?


  1. I love the cover of this one! Great choice!

  2. I haven't read anything by this author yet but I've heard a lot of good things about her books!

    And that is such a pretty cover :)

  3. @Jennifer: The more I look at it the more I like it :D
    We have VERY different covers for Maria's books in Australia. Check out our cover for Poison Study!

    @Chrissie: I really love MVS. Her Poison Study books are fab (thought the last in the series was a tad dissapointing). Her Study/Glass books are my fave. And if you liked Across The Universe, her Outside/In books might appeal :)

  4. I have heard amazing things about this series! Can't wait for you to read it so I can read the review!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

  5. @Sarah: I can't wait to read it, either! MVS is a fab author. Have you read any of her stuff?

  6. I love the cover! It is very pretty! The story sounds very interesting. It's definitely a great pick! Thank you for sharing!

    Books For All Seasons

  7. I've heard good things about Snyder and look forward to reading this myself.

    My WOW

  8. I have this on my Kindle, can't wait to read it!
    Awesome pick !

    Here's my WoW pick
    Jay @ We Fancy Books

  9. Touch of Power's amazing! Great pick :)

  10. I LOVE THIS!! So, so, so good. I still haven't read her Poison Study series (everyone raves about them like crazy!) but I did also love her Inside Out series. So lucky you got to meet her!

  11. Great pick! One of my blogging friends says this is one of her favorite series, ever. Thanks for sharing!

    Here's mine:

  12. I love Maria V. Snyder! I have to admit that I wasn't thrilled with her young adult series, but this sounds awesome. I'm a new follower. Please check out my WoW post.

    Anna @ Wandering Librarians

  13. I've been seeing really good reviews on this one so far! Awesome pick!

    Xpresso Reads

  14. I haven't read pison study, but I heard great thing about it. Maybe I should add it to my TBR pile? This book sounds great, so I probably should!
    My WOW
    A Beautiful Madness

  15. I have Poison Study but never actually got to it sadly. Now I have this two waiting and can't wait to pick it up. I'm sooo curious about her books! I bet they're as awesome as they seem. :)

    Find out what I'm waiting on!

  16. Oh you won't be disappointed! I just finished this last week. My review will be posted probably next week! I loved it =) Here's my WoW

  17. Very interesting summary! :) I haven't heard of it before, but it sounds really good.

    -Kat (Midnight Reader)

  18. @Petra: She's a really entertaining author. Poison Study is FABULOUS. You should totally read her :D

    @Jay: Yay! Can't wait for your review!!

    @pixieDREAMER: Oh, I'm jealous! Thanks for stopping by :)

    @Brodie: Ugh! More jealous! She's so much fun. I LOVE Poison Study, and I'm so stoked to read this!

    @Andrea: Seriously, all these people who've read it are going to make me cry! I'm so excited to hear such great things about it, though.

    @Anna: YAY! I love you already! I loved the Study series, but was really dissapointed by Fire Study... the Glass series were fun... but a bit more of the same, maybe? I got really annoyed at the 'get kidnapped! Run away!' thing over and over

    @Giselle: Yes, me too! I'm so excited. She's a fab author, and deserves the attention, and it's great, because I want this book to be great. She's put out a couple that I was kind of 'hmmmm...' about.

    @Em: You should DEFINITELY add Poison Study to your pile. In fact, you should stop whatever you're reading and reading it now! Hehe!

    @Rebecca: Oh, you're in for such a good surprise when you get to them... well, I think so, anyways XD Poison Study is one of my all-time fave books.

    @Shellie: Thank you! All these fab little reviews have me SOOOO excited!

    @Kat: MVS is fab. This is the first in a new series. I'm excited for it (haha! Obviously!) :D

  19. First off, I absolutely LOVED your comment! HILARIOUS. And I know exactly how you feel about Yelena and Valek. Once they come into your life, it's hard to get them out. And Valek...OMG, I die! *fans herself*

    Anyhoo, I just got ToP on NetGalley and I am DYING to read it. Just haven't had a chance :(

  20. @Kristin: YYYAAAAYYYYYY! So many people have no idea what I mean by Yelena and Valek AND THEY'RE MISSING OUT BIG TIME!

    *fans herself*
    ^^^ THIIIISS!

    *I* want a Valek! We saw MVS at an author event in Sydney, and everyone was like *giggle-giggle-SQUEE* about Valek! Hehe!

    Lucky you getting ToP! I have it pre-ordered. SO EXCITED!

  21. I've read only the Inside Out series from this authoer, but this book sounds amazing!

    Thank you for stopping by!

  22. @Liza: Oh, I hope you enjoyed them? I enjoyed her Poison Study series more, but really liked the Inside Out books. I think they'd be fabulous for people who liked Across The Universe (and folks who like AtU should read Outside In!!)

    Thanks you for stopping by, back!

  23. Why haven't I read Poison Study by now? I've been pining for those books since the start of forever, no joke. It amazes me that I've gone this long without reading the series! And now with A Touch of Power - jeez, what an effing fabulous cover! - I feel like a fool. I want to know the awesomeness of Maria V. Snyder!

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)



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