Want Books: Daughter of the Forest

Want Books? is a new meme that I started just last week. It features books in your wishlist that you can read for some reason. Anyone can join, feel free to grab the image and make a post. Be sure to leave a comment with a link to your post. 🙂 Or you can simply leave a comment with a book in your wishlist and I’ll add it to the roundup for this week.

Want Books? is a weekly meme hosted here at Chachic’s Book Nook and features released books that you want but you can’t have for some reason. It can be because it’s not available in your country, in your library or you don’t have the money for it right now. Everyone is free to join, just grab the image above. Leave a comment with a link to your post so I can do a roundup with each post.

My pick for this week is Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier. This book has been recommended several times by book blogger friends and Goodreads friends. But wait, you might ask, didn’t I order this from Better World Books a couple of months ago? Yes, I did, I mentioned it in this post. Sadly, my books got lost in the mail and I never received them. Better World Books has been kind enough to inform me that they will refund my purchase. That still makes me book-less and sad. Fully Booked said that they have a copy in their Cebu branch (that’s a province here in the Philippines, a couple of hours away from Manila) and that they’ll have it transferred here. Yay Fully Booked! I hope it gets here soon. I wonder why I never get tired of hunting down the books that I want? Also, I wonder why I keep buying books when I still have a huge TBR pile?

Here’s a description of the book from Juliet Marillier’s website:

First published in 1999, Daughter of the Forest is loosely based on the traditional story of The Six Swans, which appears in Grimm’s Fairy Tales and has been re-told in many versions, including one by Hans Christian Andersen.

In Daughter of the Forest, the fairy tale story – a youngest sister must maintain complete silence while weaving shirts from nettles in order to return her swan brothers to human form – is combined with a family drama set on both sides of the Irish Sea. More than anything, this is a story about the bond of love between siblings.

How about you, what’s a book that you really really want this week but can’t have?

6 thoughts on “Want Books: Daughter of the Forest

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE Daughter of the Forest. It will make you all happy and sad and giddy and it will just blow your mind!! I am so happy you are finally going to get to read this one btw.

    • Just finished reading it this morning! Angie, Holly and I are had/are gushing about it on Twitter. I’ll post a review tomorrow. I am so looking forward to reading the sequel!

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