Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Review: Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
For: Fun (and because Melissa said to)
From: Paperback Swap
After Melissa's review of this book , one I'd never heard of, where she said "it blew me away" I instantly ordered it from Paperback Swap and have been trying to fit it in ever since. I started it while on our spring break trip, but then had to do some other reading and set it aside. This last month, I picked it back up again and then could NOT put it down.
So let me just say, this is the kind of book I especially love when I'm sick of everything else. The kind of book that I long for sometimes when I just need "a really good book." I guess you could call this kind of book my comfort read.
So what kind of book is this kind of book? There's magic of course, mixed a little with ancient British history, and territorial feuds, and an evil step mother. There's a very strong main girl character who faces unbelievable problems and challenges. She has six older brothers all with their own distinct personalities and weaknesses and strengths. Then there's the other brothers, the ones she loves, but doesn't realize it. Yes, it has it all, and it captivated me easily.
And so once again I stumble on yet another series that I simply must read 'till the end! In fact, I already have the next book checked out from the library. We'll see how successful I am at fitting it in.
Bottom line: I loved it!
Author Juliet Marillier's official website.
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