September 8, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (9)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I am SO dying to read this!

Finnikin of the Rock
by Melina Marchetta

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 impostor 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...

Release Date: 2010 (I couldn't find a specific date)

Goodreads / Amazon


  1. oooh that sounds pretty good and I like the cover.

  2. That is a good one, I will have to add to the ole tbr pile, thanks for the heads up. Have a good one.

  3. I've never heard of this one, so thanks for posting about it. Sounds like my kind of book!

  4. I can't wait to read this one either. I saw this awhile back, but I couldn't find a date either. Great pick.

  5. Whoaoo sounds like something I will read!...I'll keep it in mind..:)


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