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 noticed that I’ve been reading more contemporary books this year, both adult and young adult, and I’m missing the world of fantasy because of that. This week, I choose to highlight a fantasy book that comes recommended by both Angie of Angieville and Charlotte of Charlotte’s Library. I was planning to include it in my previous Book Depository order but it got bumped out of the cart by Juliet Marillier’s Wolfskin. Maybe I can include it in my next order.
Here’s the summary from Meg Burden’s website:
When sixteen-year-old Ellin Fisher and her father travel to the Northlands on a secret, illegal mission to heal the ailing king, Ellin wishes they’d never come. She longs to go home to the Southland, where her red hair is like everyone else’s, and where the practice of healing isn’t called witchcraft, punishable by death. When Ellin heals the king herself, however, breaking the law is the least of her worries. She also accidentally awakens the mental powers of her Southling heritage – forbidden abilities that brand her an outsider even among her own people.
Soon, Ellin finds herself a wanted fugitive in the Northlands and hunted at home by a mysterious group called the Guardians. And though she is welcomed by a band of Southling outlaws with abilities like hers, she sorely misses the Northlander princes she befriended and fears for them when the outlaws reveal their plan to invade the Northlands. Torn between two worlds, Ellin must make the most difficult decisions of her life: what she’s willing to do, and who she’s willing to betray, to belong somewhere again.
Look at that premise, seems like something that I’d thoroughly enjoy reading. What about the rest of you, what book is in your wishlist?