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 love love love Melina Marchetta. I think she’s the queen of Aussie YA and both Jellicoe Road and The Piper’s Son are included in my list of favorite books. So even though I haven’t read Finnikin of the Rock, I really want to get a copy of its sequel Froi of the Exiles. I want the Aussie edition because I like the cover design a lot more than its US counterpart. And I have a friend who came home from Australia and he was able to get a copy of Finnikin’s Aussie edition for me. Unfortunately, Froi was out of stock. I’ll probably order it from Fishpondworld as soon as I get a shiny, new credit card (I had my old one cancelled).
Here’s the summary from Melina Marchetta’s website:
Three years after the curse on Lumatere was lifted, Froi has found his home … or so he believes. Fiercely loyal to the Queen and Finnikin, Froi has been taken roughly and lovingly in hand by the Guard sworn to protect the royal family, and has learned to control his quick temper with a warrior’s discipline. But when he is sent on a secretive mission to the kingdom of Charyn, nothing could have prepared him for what he finds in its surreal royal court. Soon he must unravel both the dark bonds of kinship and the mysteries of a half-mad princess in this barren and mysterious place.
It is in Charyn that he will discover there is a song sleeping in his blood … and though Froi would rather not, the time has come to listen.
Have you any of you read Finnikin or Froi? What did you guys think of Melina Marchetta’s fantasy novels? And what book is in your wishlist?
Want Books roundup:
Becs of Wicked Ink – Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs