Source: Ya Bound Book Tours
Seventeen-year-old Hope longs for a normal teenage life, but with a gift like hers, normal equals healing illnesses and injuries instantly. Keeping a secret like that isn’t easy, especially when two handsome, young men move into town and begin unearthing other secrets concerning Hope’s future and past, revealing to Hope that her gift may be the fulfillment of a prophecy gone wrong.
Hello everyone! Welcome to my tour stop for the Healer tour. I'm actually one day late >.< and the tour ended yesterday, but I'm completely forgot and I've been boycotting the internet for the past couple of days in an attempt to study for my test. YA Bound and CJ Anaya, if you're reading this, I'm so sorry for the delay, but without further ado, let's get into my review:
Healer follows a girl named Hope who has the secret ability to heal people within 10 seconds or less. For her entire life she's hid her secret until one day two men move into her town and begin to dig around Hope. Slowly, she realizes that her gift may be part of a prophecy that went horribly astray and she has to learn how to defend herself from a demon god who is willing to stop at nothing to kill her.
The summary provided from Goodreads mentions two handsome young men which instantly screams love triangle. I was keeping my fingers crossed that this wouldn't be the cause of ruining the book for me and luckily it wasn't! While there are two love interests, I can (and the characters agree) that one guy is suited for Hope while the other one is suited for Hope's friend Angie. Both male characters, Victor and Tie, are just really sweet individuals who both have their strengths and weaknesses making them overall really dimensional as characters and easy to love.
I mentioned a demon god before and guess what? This book involves JAPANESE MYTHOLOGY! How cool is that? When things started to be revealed, I could hardly contain my excitement because hey, Japanese mythology is not something you read about in YA paranormal books on a day to day basis which makes this book all the more unique.
Hope is easily one of the most pure and kind characters you'll ever read about. I guess it comes with being a healer and all, but she's generally a really nice person who wants to help those around her who are sick or injured to the best of her abilities. Her best friend Angie might quite possibly be one my favorite characters, scratch that I loved all the characters in this book. She's snarky, fun, a bit temperamental, and has a devilish streak that she lives up to. She's supportive of Hope and with her best friend every step of the crazy paranormal experience. Also, how the two girls navigated and dealt with the paranormal world as just so fun to read about.
Other memorable characters are Kirby and Hope's dad. Kirby is this super mature ten-year-old who has an air of innocence and wisdom that just makes your heart constrict for him. He's adorable and such a gentle soul that you can't help but love him. Hope's dad is a tad bit overprotective but all for good reason (obviously). Some people might see that as a bit annoying, but I found it comforting because you could see the extent to which he loved his daughter and the lengths that he will go to protect her.
The ending, dang that was crazy! It completely caught me by surprise and some unanswered questions I had found their answers and everything was just wow. This story definitely broke the trend of YA paranormal for me and I can't wait to pick up the next book!
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4 out of 5 stars