Friday, August 10, 2012

Review: The Healer by Sabrina Furminger

Review: The Healer by Sabrina Furminger

IN A GLANCE: A bit slow in the beginning but dont worry it picks up!

Title: The Healer
Author: Sabrina Furminger
Publisher: iUniverse
Format: Paperback (given to me by the author for my honest review)
Pages: 216 pages
ISBN #: 1462040756
Buy This: Amazon

More than anything in the world, Ivy Merchuk longs to be just another face in the crowd-easier said than done for a woman born with the ability to heal grievous injuries with the touch of her hands. To a young girl just struggling to fit in, this gift is an unbearable burden, one that fills her with shame and anxiety. Her mother understands and cautions the young girl to keep this strange and wonderful ability a secret, for fear that her daughter will attract the wrong sort of attention. So Ivy struggles to conceal her extraordinary skills from the world as she grows into adulthood.

Desperate for answers, she pours herself into a life of research and lands a job as a librarian. One fateful night after work, she stumbles onto a brutal crime scene. Horrified and conflicted, she makes the difficult decision to help the victim, who has been beaten almost to death. And this chance encounter with a brooding urban samurai named Victor Morgan sends her already precarious world skidding off its axis. What these two discover together will change both of their destinies.


When I first got this book for review I started reading it right away, but ended up putting it down for a bit mainly, because it starts off so slow that I couldn't get into it.  But I ended up giving it another shot and picked it back up. I ended up liking this one.

This book really has a great plot, but it just takes a while to see how great it truly is. I think it was about page 85 or 86 when it started to pick up a bit more and I started to get into it.  The characters pasts, were one of the best parts of this book.  I always love books that really tell back stories for their characters and this one does just that.  It helps make the characters seem more real to me.  I wasn't sure I was going to connect with them in the beginning.  

I really did enjoy this book and the ending was the best part.  (not giving it away though)  I would recommend this book to any of my friends or readers. 


Plot: 16/20
Characters: 20/20
Writing: 15/20
Creativity: 16/20
Ending: 10/10
Cover: 5/10

82 out of 100 = 3 Puppy Rating

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