Posted: Friday, May 11, 2012, 8:48 am
This book was awesome. A very solid high school read.
Finnikin and Sir Topher are on a journey that lasts a book length, and was very fun and engaging to read. It took me a little longer to read, but I think it was because of the nature of the subject-- I want to read a journey slow, you know?
Mind you, this is high fantasy. There are maps in the front and foreign languages, but no animals that I don't know what they are or anything like that. I love that Melina Marchetta creates these worlds where she has created back stories for characters, but doesn't feel the need to share everything about them right away with the reader. That's not how you get to know people in real life, so this approach feels just right. Sometimes I would be reading along and Marchetta would drop some knowledge on me and it was awesome.
This was amazing. I hope you think so, too!