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C U R R E N T L Y  R E A D I N G

  ↳ In the best way possible: on my roof and under the moon

July 30 2014, 6:13 AM   •   74 notes   •   Via   •   Source
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Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta 

Finnikin of the Rock and his guardian, Sir Topher, have not been home to their beloved Lumatere for ten years. Not since the dark days when the royal family was murdered and the kingdom put under a terrible curse. But then Finnikin is summoned to meet Evanjalin, a young woman with an incredible claim: the heir to the throne of Lumatere, Prince Balthazar, is alive.

Evanjalin is determined to return home and she is the only one who can lead them to the heir. As they journey together, Finnikin is affected by her arrogance … and her hope. He begins to believe he will see his childhood friend, Prince Balthazar, again. And that their cursed people will be able to enter Lumatere and be reunited with those trapped inside. He even believes he will find his imprisoned father.

But Evanjalin is not what she seems. And the truth will test not only Finnikin’s faith in her … but in himself.

‘Be prepared for the worst, my love, for it lives next door to the best’

Year ago Lumatere was attacked, the king and queen and their children were killed. A curse was put on the kingdom and those outside the kingdom could not enter. Finnikin is summoned to meet Evanjalin. She claims that she walks in sleep and the heir to the throne, Prince Balthazar, is alive.

If you are a fan of high fantasy novels, then this is a book you need to read. Melina Marchetta is an excellent writer and she created such a brilliant world full of politics, intrigue, mystery and hope. Finnikin of the Rock was a fast paced book which captured my attention from the very beginning and didn’t let it go until the last page.

The characters were fantastically written with some great character development. Evanjalin was a favourite. She was very brave and smart, yet she had a vulnerability to her which I really loved to see. I guessed the plot twist at the end but I still really did love it. Finnikin was a character you have to grow to love. At first I found him angry and arrogant but Evanjalin did rub off on him and he started to hope and I did grow to love him. There were so much depth to all the other characters as well, despite them just being minor character, which I loved.

Overall, this is a fantastic novel which I would highly suggest you pick up.

MY RATING: ★★★★★

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YA/ADULT LIT MEME » ten series or books (9/10) » Graceling Realm by Kristin Cashore

"How absurd it was that in all seven kingdoms, the weakest and most vulnerable of people - girls, women - went unarmed and were taught nothing of fighting, while the strong were trained to the highest reaches of their skill." 

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nickcarragay:

petition to make young adult authors stop writing about girls whose lives change when they meet a boy

When she saw him time slowed to a stop.  He was so perfect and she knew her life would never be the same because she had finally found him.  The one.  The first boy she would ever kill.

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Delirium pilot [x]

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Mythical Being- The Fabled Ferret

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Bonus Book Photo Challenge Photo

Mythical Being- The Fabled Ferret

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I just missed the UPS delivery yesterday for my Street Team stuff! It’s just made me even MORE eager to get my hands on it! I’ll be posting photo’s!

July 29 2014, 5:29 AM   •   1 note

A breeze ruffled the neat hedges of Privet Drive, which lay silent and tidy under the inky sky, the very last place you would expect astonishing things to happen. Harry Potter rolled over inside his blankets without waking up. One small hand closed on the letter beside him and he slept on, not knowing he was special, not knowing he was famous, not knowing he would be woken in a few hours’ time by Mrs. Dursley’s scream as she opened the front door to put out the milk bottles, nor that he would spend the next few weeks being prodded and pinched by his cousin Dudley…He couldn’t know that at this very moment, people meeting in secret all over the country were holding up their glasses and saying in hushed voices: “To Harry Potter - the boy who lived!

A breeze ruffled the neat hedges of Privet Drive, which lay silent and tidy under the inky sky, the very last place you would expect astonishing things to happen. Harry Potter rolled over inside his blankets without waking up. One small hand closed on the letter beside him and he slept on, not knowing he was special, not knowing he was famous, not knowing he would be woken in a few hours’ time by Mrs. Dursley’s scream as she opened the front door to put out the milk bottles, nor that he would spend the next few weeks being prodded and pinched by his cousin Dudley…He couldn’t know that at this very moment, people meeting in secret all over the country were holding up their glasses and saying in hushed voices: “To Harry Potter - the boy who lived!

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