Sunday, April 18, 2010

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

Summary:
It has been ten long years since the kingdom of Lumatere was cursed and taken over by an imposter king. Many Lumaterans are living in exile across the land of Skulendore. Finnikin is the son of the former Captain of the Guard. He travels between exile camps looking to help his people come together when he finds a novice who claims that she can bring their people home and replace the rightful heir to the throne.

Review:
Marchetta writes with striking emotion about love of country, family, and friendship. Fans of Graceling will love this book and while it is Marchetta’s first fantasy novel, we can only hope it won’t be her last. This is definitely the best book I have read so far this year.

Reviewed by:
LostntheStacks

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Summary:
Each year as winter blows in; Grace welcomes the cold since it means her wolf will be back. His yellow eyes and sleek form draw her to him every time she searches the forest. She has felt a connection to him since the day he protected her from a wolf attack when she was a child. When Sam is injured and lands right on Grace’s door step, even in human form, his yellow eyes are a dead give away. Grace knows he is her wolf and she has never wanted anything more.

Review:
I love the way Stiefvater writes this story in alternating points of view. My favorite aspect of the book is the love that develops between Grace and Sam but there is also a nice mix of mystery and danger surrounding the Wolves of Mercy Falls.

Reviewed by:
LostntheStacks

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Hourglass by Claudia Gray


Summary:
In the third installment of the Evernight series, Hourglass continues Bianca and Lucas’s story. After Evernight was torched Bianca fled with Lucas and the Black Cross cell he belongs to. Bianca, a vampire, is more than a little uneasy staying with these vampire hunters, but is there another force out there that she and Lucas should be more afraid of? “As long as Lucas and I were stuck with Black Cross, the battles would always follow us. Danger would always be near.”

Review:
Gray has captured us with the story of these star crossed lovers and keeps us hanging on the edge as they fight to be together. Will their love be enough to conquer all or will it destroy them? This series just keeps getting better.

Reviewed by:
LostntheStacks

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...