Tuesday, February 07, 2012

2012 book 36

Melina Marchetta's Froi of the Exiles
Marchetta is a reliably awesome author, and the sequel to the much-lauded Finnikin of the Rock is no exception. The action this time focuses on a secondary character from the first book, an orphaned thief turned badass warrior who's sent to a neighboring kingdom to assassinate its king--and deal with the king's mad daughter. There are also scenes featuring the main characters from Finnikin interspersed throughout. Lots of politics, secrets, plots, and adventures ensue, all leading to an INSANE cliffhanger ending--yup, Marchetta busted out a YA fantasy trilogy, it seems. All I have to say is that the next book had better come out soon, b/c I am dying to know what'll happen next. A/A-.

An e-galley was provided by the publisher. This book comes out in March.

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