I’ve been procrastinating, avoiding my essays, readings and homework for class all week. Why? Because I’ve been powerless to resist reading Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder.
I few years ago I read her Poison Study trilogy and was just as enthralled. Then I read her Storm Glass trilogy , which takes place in the same universe. I was not as impressed with this one, truth be told the ending and the main character’s choices sort of pissed me off. But, I still had faith in Snyder so I went on to read her Sci-fi Inside Out, and its sequel Outside In. Not as riveting as her fantasy novels, but still an entertaining read. So naturally when Snyder came out with Touch of Power I bought it right away. Unfortunately life has gotten in the way of me reading it. So I finally got around to it.
Snyder has captured me with this delicious fantasy story just like she had with Poison Study. Of course the love story was a bit predictable, but honestly, what love story isn’t these days? However, the plot twists snagged my every attention. Snyder has a way of making you think you know what’s going to happen, you are lulled into a false sense of understanding, you think you have it all figured out. Then suddenly she hits you with a twist you weren’t expecting.
I couldn’t put the book down, I read until my body complained and I had to sleep. Snyder has a gift for fantasy, and I hope one day to match her talent.
Read Touch of Power for an amazing adventure that will keep you guessing and consume your thoughts.