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Posted July 18, 2013
Prior to reading this I heard this is the next up and coming book in the vampire craze. While there are vampires the book is not overall
all about vampires. This book was brilliant. While reading it, I kept thinking to myself that this must be an author with dozens of titles on
Amazon. My surprise was this was the only book by B.N. Toler on Amazon and it rivals most of the books I have read today as one of
the best novels I have read so far this year and left be yearning for more in Aldo's story.
Aldo, her two bothers, and her aunt Lucy are used to life on the run. Their aunt wanted nothing more than for them to have some sort of
a normal life their senior year in high school, so she settled them into town. Their goal is to lay low, but while that's what was suppose
to happen, it didn't stay that way for long. One day at the store, Also sees a young girl get hit by a car in the street. Aldo rushes over to
save the girl from death. What does no one know? That Aldo and her brothers have a gift. The gift to heal people. They can't save
anyone who is already destined to die, but they can help others that are hurt. You see, not only is she rare as a healer but the fact
that she's a triplet and all three of them have the power to heal others make them rare and according to their aunt, sought out. It's
here that Aldo meets Thomas. Thomas also tries to help the girl, and reveals in the process that he is also a healer. Thomas grows
close to the family. He's 6 years older than Aldo so she knows they can never be since she's only seventeen, but that doesn't stop
Aldo from falling in love with him.
Aldo has many gifts, another unique gift she has is gathering information about those she touches and in her dreams she learns
useful information about them. It's here that Thomas begins to visit her. Normally her subconscious makes those that visit her, but
Thomas has the ability to dream walk and comes to see her many times. Thomas himself has many secrets, most of which are
never revealed. He does however tell Aldo that he and his brother move around a lot also hiding from the vampires. Vampires use
their kind to make blood healers, in which the vampire drains a human of blood and the blood healer heals the person. Aldo doesn't
know what to make of it so when she confronts her aunt about it, she's shocked to discover that Thomas wasn't lying. Thomas and
Aldo continue to grow close and on their last night together they consummate their relationship in her dreams. After that moment,
Thomas begs Aldo to run away with him. He says he most leave but cannot tell her why. She agrees, but the next morning her world
begins to fall apart. Lucy tells the triplets that she has a healing session and to go to the mall and come back in six house when they
come back their aunt is dead and Thomas is gone.
What ensues is a series of events that will change the course of Aldo's life forever. She leaves her family behind in hiding and goes
on the search for Thomas. It takes her five years to find him. It's here that she's kidnapped by the blood healers. But what if she finds
out things as she thought they were are not really what they seem? What if she answers she's been searching for turn her entire
world upside down? Who really are Rhett and Sarah and what will they teach Aldo about their way of life? What if she really discovers
that blood healers are more than just soul less vampires created only to take her life from her?
At first I was confused between the back and forth between five years ago and the present. But as the story progressed I started to
see that every single event from five years ago was relevant to the present day story. This book was great and I just couldn't stop
reading it. I look forward to reading the next book in this Hybrid and finding out what happens next in this compelling series, 5 stars.
A huge thanks to the author for sharing her work with me and introducing me to Aldo and her story.
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Posted August 21, 2013
This is a great read, it is hard to believe it is the author's first published work. The story sucked me right in and i finished in just a couple of evenings...quite a feat for a mother of 2 children under the age of 3! I am truly excited to find out what is in store for the characters in the next installment! Well done!
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Posted August 14, 2014
Posted August 4, 2014
I will start by saying that I am not into the Vampire Craze but healer had just enough vampire with a healthy dose of real life that I immediately got sucked in! I couldn't put it down!
Aldo and her brothers (they are triplets) have a rare gift to heal people. Their Aunt says this gift could get them in trouble if anyone found out so they need to be very careful with it. The twists and turns of this book will keep you turning the page!
I can't wait to see where Aldo's life takes her in Hybrid!
Posted June 5, 2014
Mind. Is. Blown. What a roller coaster of a read and just when I thought I knew what the hell was going on, Toler completely blew me away with a gigantic twist. Holy Moly....I am starting Hybrid right away!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 1, 2014
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Aldo Lawson is a healer. She also absorbs information from people she touches. Aldo and her brothers, Hudson and Whit, live with their aunt Lucy. Their family moves around a lot. Aldo and her brothers don’t really know why, they just always have. One day, while healing a child, Aldo’s world collides with Thomas’s. Thomas is also a healer. The Lawson’s eventually allow Thomas into their world. They come to depend on him being around, and they learn new information that Lucy hid. Vampires are desperate to capture healers for a breeding program. Aldo has fallen in love with Thomas, but he keeps pushing her away. Just when Aldo starts to see a future with Thomas, everything gets blown to hell. Fast forward about five years. Aldo left her family behind to try to find Thomas. She’s working as a stripper hoping to get an in with some vampires and some clues to find Thomas. Enter Rhett and Sarah. They take Aldo to keep her safe from the vampires looking for her. Will Aldo ever find Thomas? What secrets did Thomas have? Will Aldo be able to put Thomas behind her and have a future with Rhett?
I absolutely loved this book. It was a whole new take on vampires. Healer was very well-written and fast-paced. I finished in one sitting. The author has such a way with words that you’re sucked in from the very beginning. I loved Aldo and her take charge attitude. I loved that she fought for what she wanted. She also really frustrated me with her obsessive tendencies toward Thomas. She is all or nothing with her love and finds it hard to stop loving once she starts. Thomas, I’m still not sure on my feeling for him. I think right now I love to hate him. I’m not sure what games he’s playing. I hope to find out more in the next book. I loved Rhett. He was such a sweetheart. The way he took care of Aldo and put her needs above his own, made me fall in love with him. Healer had the perfect amount of clues that kept me intrigued and let me shout “I knew it” at the end. I also loved that the ending didn’t leave you hanging but still left you wanting more. I am definitely looking forward to the next book.
Reviewed by Tracy
Posted April 22, 2014
I am the typical vampire, supernatural book lover. I was starting to feel like too many people were creating spinoffs vampire books that thereere just a bit too much. I was excited to read Healer after I was told it was a local author and it was a vampire twist. I absolutely LOVED this book and the many unexpected twists it held inside. I am one of those readers that loves a book that makes me feel as though am personally connected to the main character and this was definitely one of those books. I felt myself making decisions and feeling her ache. I also thoroughly enjoyed having not one but two sexy main characters to enjoy. I was suckd into this plot and really felt that every chapter had something suspensful to offer. I was thinking I had the ending figured out, but then in one swift moment it all changed to an outcome I just didn't see coming. I really couldn't help but be sad that this amazing cliffhanger was going to be all I had left of Aldo and her story, but I was so glad to see that "Hybrid" was coming out and would keep me going with the second book in the series. I am happy to say that this book may involve vampires, but it by no means is all about vampires and I loved the uniqueness of Healer and I just haven't come across a really good book like this in awhile. Thank you B.N. Toler for creating this other world for me to escape to and I can't wait to see what else you have to offer.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 12, 2014
I'm not one to review books unless they are 5+ stars. I think this book qualifies. When recently asked into a book club by a family member, I was told this was the first book we were going to read. As the group has not yet had our first meeting, I'm not sure exactly how this book was chosen. I did something that I never do. I bought this book without looking into it at all. I knew nothing of the plot or category this fell in. I immediately was sucked into Aldo's life from page 1. I felt that I was alongside her the whole time. When her heart was full of joy, mine was as well. Through her struggles and emotional stabs to her heart, I found myself crying along with her. Not many authors can do that, especially just starting out. B N Toler has definitely made her mark in the literary world and if the old rule of "practice makes perfect" hold true for her, she will be here to stay for a long while. I find the only frustration of this book is that the next installment isn't out yet.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 21, 2014
EXHILARATING!!!!! Another page turner...so many twist or turns and unexpected events happen. It's must read. I can't wait for the third book- I'll be in suspense until then.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 13, 2014
Energy is life…but using it to heal can become a death sentence. Author B. N. Toler spins a wickedly imaginative tale of a modern day “energy Robin Hood”. By healing those in need, Aldo and her twin brothers, just may help themselves into an early grave or worse…eternal enslavement. This is one of those stories that the entire time you’re reading it, there’s this little voice in the back of your mind saying ‘something’s off’. It keeps you thinking and sometimes makes you cheer for the very thing that will make you cry later in the story. Its sweet and sad and happy and bleak and a million other things all at once. Healer is definitely a story I could read again and again. Lucky me (and you) the next installment of Aldo’s story, Hybrid, is set to be released in a few days (3/15/2014). All that being said, Healer receives a 5 out of 5 fangs! *Simi*Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 8, 2014
Sneaky sneaky cleverly done book! I will admit at first I was a little put off by this book. For a chunk of the book each chapter bounced from past to present and it would throw me off. Every time things were getting interesting the next chapter would be from a different time period and it took a little bit for things to fall into place. BUT once things started making more sense I was completely sucked in! Healer is a truly original story with a really unique spin on vampires, healers, and their dealings. I don't want to give to much away but I can say that this book is full of so many crazy twists and turns it kept me guessing and I was completely surprised by the end! It also left me very interested to see where the series goes from here. In my opinion Healer is definitely worth checking out!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 13, 2014
I usually don't read books about vampires. However I bought this book because I knew it would be AMAZING! I was so right! I couldn't put this book down. Thank you for sharing Also ' s story with us. I look forward to reading Hybrid!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 4, 2014
B N Toler is a literary genius. Healer keeps you on the edge of your seat from chapter 1. The twists and turns of her story make you yearn for answers and leaves you with just enough information to satisfy, yet hunger for the next in the series! I cannot wait to see what awaits our heroin, Aldo!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 1, 2014
I can usually figure out the ending of a book by the middle...sometimes I want to put a book down because of that. This book shocked me at every turn and the AMAZING ending will knock your socks off! I could not put it down and I cannot wait until the release of Hybrid! Having attended high school with the author I agrees to read it with the thought that it would be cool to read something a person I sort of knew wrote...I never expected to love it as much as I did! I 100% recommend this book!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 9, 2013
Posted September 12, 2013
I love the twist on this Vampire series. I didnt know if I was going to like it but once I started reading it I couldnt put it down. The author put a few new spins on the vamp scene that I havent read any where else. I will be on the look out for the next book. I have to say that I really loved the description of the willow tree. Loved it!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 9, 2014
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