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.
Since I talked about Diana Wynne Jones yesterday, I thought it would be fitting to feature one of her books for this week’s Want Books post. I’ve had Fire and Hemlock on my wishlist for a while now. I’ve heard so many reader friends mention that this is one of their favorites and I felt sad when I first found out that it’s out of print. Thankfully, publishers have decided to reissue this well-loved title and I’m hoping I’ll be able to find a copy in local bookstores soon. I’m fond of fairy tale retellings and I’ve yet to find a Tam Lin retelling to love.
Here’s the summary from Goodreads:
Polly has two sets of memories…
One is normal: school, home, friends. The other, stranger memories begin nine years ago, when she was ten and gate-crashed an odd funeral in the mansion near her grandmother’s house. Polly’s just beginning to recall the sometimes marvelous, sometimes frightening adventures she embarked on with Tom Lynn after that. And then she did something terrible, and everything changed.
But what did she do? Why can’t she remember? Polly must uncover the secret, or her true love – and perhaps Polly herself – will be lost.
It looks pretty good, doesn’t it? Can you recommend other Tam Lin retellings? So far, I’ve read Tithe by Holly Black, Winter Rose by Patricia McKillip and The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope. Also, what book is in your wishlist?