This is a fun new meme started by blueicegal (Aly) from Fantasy4Eva. It is kind of like predicting how much you like a book before you read it!
You can go HERE to find out more about Kiss and Tell. If you check out her links, you can sign up with the Mr. Linky and participate in your own meme! Even if you don't want to do the meme, still check out her blog, it's very pretty :)
Alright, so without futher ado...
Book: Finnikin of the Rock
Author: Melina Marchetta
Source: Candlewick Publishing
Synopsis (from goodreads):
At the age of nine, Finnikin is warned by the gods that he must sacrifice a pound of flesh in order to save the royal house of his homeland, Lumatere.
And so he stands on the rock of three wonders with his childhood friend Prince Balthazar and the prince's cousin, Lucian, and together they mix their blood. And Lumatere is safe.
Until the 'five days of the unspeakable', when the King and Queen and their children are slaughtered in the palace. And an imposter king takes the throne.
And a curse is put on Lumatere, which traps those caught inside and forces thousands of others to roam the land as exiles, dying of fever and persecution in foreign camps.
But ten years later Finnikin is led to another rock to meet the young novice, Evanjalin. A girl plagued by dark dreams, who holds the key to their return to the Land of light...
Kiss and Tells: 9
-Alex and Lauren from A Flight of Minds gave it 6/6 bookshelves
-Kristin Cashore blurb on the back
-Uhm...it's by Melina Marchetta. I think that's praise enough.
I go into this book with high expectations, and expecting big things. Melina Marchetta is one of my absolute favourite authors, and her books are all amazing. This is her first go at a fantasy novel but I'm pretty sure it will still be full of her usual awesomeness! Thank you Candlewick for a review copy :)
Wanna know something not-really-random?
I am having a Criminal Minds marathon this weekend with one of my besties! So excited, so I'm working really hard this week so I can relax over the weekend. Also, this probably means no Blog Hop, but there will be a scheduled Friday's Finest. Sorry I couldn't think of anything random-er at the moment :0
And don't forget to enter my Spirit Bound & The Demon's Covenant contest, open International, ends 5/18!!! Go HERE to enter if you haven't already :D