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.
I’ve seen other bloggers post about The Returning by Christine Hinwood, which is due to be released April 14 this year. I had no idea that it’s already available as Bloodflower and I’m trying to decide if I should wait for the US hardcover edition or if I should order the paperback. The US edition has a blurb from Megan Whalen Turner, saying “A beautiful representation of love and loyalty and the aftermath of war.” The Bloodflower edition has a blurb from Melina Marchetta saying, “I can’t tell you how much I loved this novel.” So you can see why it’s a tough decision for me, I love both MWT and Melina Marchetta and I like both of the cover designs. I think the US cover is more appropriate because it looks more peaceful and the story is about what comes after war rather than what occurs in battle. Although I may be wrong in that regard since I haven’t read the book. Help me decide by telling me which edition looks better for you. Also, if you’ve read this book, it would be great if you can tell me what you think of it.
Here’s the summary from Goodreads:
Cam has a hunger, an always-hunger; it drives him from home, to war, from north to south. When he returns from war alone – all his fellow soldiers slain – suspicion swirls around him. He’s damaged in body and soul, yet he rides a fine horse and speaks well of his foes. What has he witnessed? Where does his true allegiance lie? How will life unfold for his little sister, his closest friend, his betrothed, his community, and even the enemy Lord who maimed him?
What about you, what book is in your wishlist?
Want Books roundup:
Holly of Book Harbinger – Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar