Friday, June 08, 2012

I absolutely adored Finnikin of the Rock, so I've been on pins and needles waiting for the sequel....and hoo-boy.....was it worth it!   This book is definitely skewed for an older audience (dare I say adult?) with Finnikin now a parent and Froi sent off to be an assassin for the kingdom....but nonetheless, this is a dense, beautiful, exciting adventure...and the only complaint I have is that I now have to wait ANOTHER year to find out the conclusion  =)  

Froi was always a complex character (I don't think Marchetta knows how to do boring one dimensional plots or people) and getting to know him further has resulted in me being half in love with a fictional character......sigh.....If you haven't read the first installment, you won't understand a lot of the background material so go and read it (and then go to Facebook and give it a yes vote for the Garden State Teen Book Awards!)

When it rains, it pours......Black Heart is the conclusion to a trilogy I also fell in love with ......it's dark and compelling and complex and just amazing!   In Black Heart we see Cassel dealing with his decision to go to the Feds, and then discovering that the Feds aren't that different then the crime families he was running from.  I can't say too much without giving away the story, but Holly Black is a master, and you will fly through this and won't see the ending coming (but you WILL love it).

Start reading this trilogy from the start with White Cat, followed by Red Glove......I lovelovelove this world......=)  Can I be a curseworker?  Please?

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