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The Shifter (The Healing Wars, #1) - Janice Hardy
The Shifter (The Healing Wars, #1)
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A dangerous secret. A deadly skill. Nya is an orphan struggling for survival in a city crippled by war. She is also a Taker—with her touch, she can heal injuries, pulling pain from another person into her own body. But unlike her sister, Tali, and the other Takers who become Healers, Nya's... show more
A dangerous secret. A deadly skill. Nya is an orphan struggling for survival in a city crippled by war. She is also a Taker—with her touch, she can heal injuries, pulling pain from another person into her own body. But unlike her sister, Tali, and the other Takers who become Healers, Nya's skill is flawed: she can't push that pain into pynvium, the enchanted metal used to store it. All she can do is shift it into another person, a dangerous skill that she must keep hidden. If discovered, she could be used as a human weapon. But one day Nya pushes her luck too far and exposes her secret to a pain merchant eager to use her shifting ability for his own sinister purposes. She refuses—until Tali and other League Healers start disappearing mysteriously. Now Nya must decide: How far will she go to get Tali back alive?
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780061747083 (0061747084)
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Series: Healing Wars (#1)
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4.0 The Shifter - Review
besides the ending being ridiculously cheerful with an annoying go get them attitude, and the over-whelming amount of crying done by Nya from guilt this book was actually pretty good. it was a quick fun read. I overall enjoyed the main character, Nya and the main side characters. i found them amusin...
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2.5 Review: The Shifter
I seem to be in a minority here with my rating of this book. It teeters very much in the "MEH" category, but I have to admit that once the show got going, I found enough enjoyment in it to continue reading the rest of the series. At the very least, there's a sense of, "Hmm, what's next?" going o...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 Pain Merchants
I really enjoyed this read about a girl who can take pain from someone and transfer it to someone else. She isn't supposed to be able to do this, healers in this world take pain and transfer it into a stone, which is very valuable and is getting rarer. Nya lives in a world where they're at war, th...
Tammie's Reading Reviews
Tammie's Reading Reviews rated it
3.0 The Shifter (The Healing Wars, #1)
3 1/2 stars. It reminded me of Touch of Power and there were also things in it that reminded me of Star Crossed by Elizabeth Bunce, but this one more of a middle grade book.
All of that Nonsense
All of that Nonsense rated it
4.0
Definitely a great series, but I think it might be better for an older, more mature kid. It has some violent scenes, but I loved reading through it and the action started from the first page and didnt stop until the end. I will be adding the next books to be "to read" shelf.
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