January 20, 2012

TGIF (16): Recommend It!

TGIF at GReads is a feature by the fabulous Ginger, who asks us a fun question to answer every week. It's always a joy to be a part of this, and I think everyone certainly should try it out!

Which book from the last ten you've read would you recommend to a friend?
This is honestly a very difficult question to answer as the last ten books that I read were all pretty darn awesome, and also because it would depend on the friend we're talking about.

It would probably have to be TOUCH OF POWER by MARIA V. SNYDER, because I think this novel (the first of a series) is fantastic. I can't believe I only really discovered her writing now and I can't wait to read more from this author.

Check out my review!


Everblossom by Larissa Hinton (Review)
Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder (Review)
Conquest by Vik Rubenfeld (Review in 150 Words)
The Truth About Us (Review in 150 Words)
Matched by Ally Condie (Review)
Bout of Books 3.0 (Wrap-up Post)
Destiny's Fire by Trisha Wolfe (Review) (Excerpt & Giveaway)
Thursdays with Macky: Sabriel by Garth Nix (Review)

Don't forget to join my giveaway for an eBook of Destiny's Fire by Trisha Wolfe, ending 1/23!


  1. workingforthemandroidFebruary 6, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    This is the first I've heard of Touch of Power, but it looks interesting. I'll have to give it a try.

    New follower!

  2. Touch of Power looks so good, I've meaning to check it out!

    ~Tiffany from www.abouttoread.com

  3. This books sounds really interesting! I'm pretty new to the world of fantasy YA, but I've gravitated towards ones that create vivid, unique worlds - and it sounds like this one is perfect!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm a new follower of yours!

    Ashley Loves Books

  4. I love Maria V. Snyder, I'm yet to read Touch of Power though, its sitting in my ever growing tbr pile, I must get to it soon. Thanks for stopping by, I'm following you back

  5. Hey, great recommendation! I'm going to have to give this author a try. Thanks for visiting my blog today!

  6. Returning the visist! Maria Snyder's a very good author--I like her SF. I just wanted to say thank for the SOPA discussion at the top of your blog--we all want to stop book piracy (it's so bad for our favorite authors), but not everyone knows about the weirdness that this bill could create for ordinary people on the internet.

  7. I've seen this book recommened three times now. I will for sure check it out. Now I am excited to read it cuz so many people have liked it. That's a good sign. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Jennifer @ Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance

  8. Dying to read this one now that I've seen it here and actually read the synopsis. Beforehand, I had heard quite a bit about this one. but never really paid attention I guess :P.

    Great pick, Alexa!

  9. Chandra @ Unabridged BookshelfFebruary 6, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    I love the book trailer for this one! It is just awesome, and I have heard nothing but good things about it! I really need to pick this one up! I hope you enjoy The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan, because it really is my favorite out of the Forest of Hands and Teeth series. Thanks for stopping by!

  10. I wasn't going to buy Touch of Power but if you really think of that as being the best of your last 10, then I might have to give it more of an oppurtunity. Everyone seems to like it, but saying it's the best of a selection is whole different kind of good!

  11. Laura @ The Traveling OwlFebruary 6, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    I've seen this popping up on a lot of blogs lately. I might need to check it out!

    Thanks for the recommendation.

    Laura @ The Traveling Owl

  12. I LOVED Touch of Power. I just finished the Insider series by Snyder...so good, and so different from her other series, but kinda the same, too. Now I just have to read the Glass series. I don't think she can write anything I won't love. :)

  13. I haven't read this yet, but I've heard great things about it. Love the cover! Thanks for visiting!

  14. I've got Poison Study on my shelf waiting for me. I've heard she is fab in all ways possible. I can't wait to dive into both series this year.

  15. Yayyy! I love, love, love this novel!

  16. I've never heard of this book/series. Is it older? I have to admit I'm not a lover of this cover. But I'm always up for trying a new fantasy ;)

  17. I'm excited to read Touch of Power too - Snyder is an amazing author.

  18. Jo - Fluidity of TimeFebruary 6, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    I keep seeing things about this book --- so maybe I should just pick it up for myself!! :)

    Happy Friday!

  19. As I just said in the comment on your actual review, I can't wait to read more from this author now! Her stories sound magical and fascinating and DEFINITELY like something I would love :)

  20. I've been seeing this around a lot lately ... I loved her Study books (the first 2 -- the 3rd one dragged for me) and should really check this one out someday (<--says the girl whose TBD pile is ca-ray-zy!)


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