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Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
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Oct 01, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: aussie-ya, fantasy, favourite-of-2011, favourites, read-in-2011

AMAZING! Again I have fallen in love with another bunch of characters. Full review coming.....
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Melina Marchetta
“Be prepared for the worst, my love, for it lives next door to the best.”
Melina Marchetta, Finnikin of the Rock

Melina Marchetta
“This hand says you spend the rest of your life with me," he said, holding out his left hand, "and this one says I spend the rest of my life with you. Choose."

She bit her lip, tears welling in her eyes. She took both of his hands in hers and he shuddered. "I will die protecting you," he says.

There was a look of dismay on her face. "Just like a man of this kingdom, Finnikin. Talking of death, yours or mine, is not a good way to begin a-"

Isaboe gave a small gasp when he leaned forward, his lips an inch away from hers. "I will die for you," he whispered.

She cupped his face in her hands. "But promise me you'll live first. Because nothing we are about to do is going to be easy and I need you by my side.”
Melina Marchetta, Finnikin of the Rock

Melina Marchetta
“Tell me about the farm," she pleaded as drops of blood began to appear on her hand.
"The farm?"
"The farm that Finnikin the peasant would have lived on with his bride."
"Evanjalin. That was her name. Did I mention that?"
She laughed through a sob. "No, you didn't."
"They would plant rows upon rows of wheat and barley, and each night they would sit under the stars to admire what they owned. Oh, and they would argue. She believes the money made would be better spent on a horse, and he believes they need a new barn. But then later they would forget all their anger and he would hold her fiercely and never let her go."
"And he'd place marigolds in her hair?" she asked.
He clasped her hands against his and watched her blood seep through the lines of his skin. "And he would love her until the day he died," he said.”
Melina Marchetta, Finnikin of the Rock

Melina Marchetta
“Never underestimate the value of knowing another's language. It can be far more powerful than swords and arrows.”
Melina Marchetta, Finnikin of the Rock

Melina Marchetta
“There are worse things than a lie and there are better things than the truth!”
Melina Marchetta, Finnikin of the Rock

Reading Progress

October 1, 2010 – Shelved
October 15, 2010 – Shelved as: aussie-ya
January 1, 2011 – Shelved (Hardcover Edition)
January 1, 2011 – Shelved as: own (Hardcover Edition)
September 8, 2011 – Shelved as: fantasy
September 8, 2011 –
page 1
0.24% "Getting ready for Froi of The Exiles :)"
September 9, 2011 – Started Reading
September 9, 2011 –
page 133
31.97% "I kind of love Finnikin :)"
September 10, 2011 –
page 301
72.36% "Could have stay up all night reading this :)"
September 11, 2011 – Shelved as: favourite-of-2011
September 11, 2011 – Shelved as: favourites
September 11, 2011 – Shelved as: read-in-2011
September 11, 2011 – Finished Reading

Comments (showing 1-16 of 16) (16 new)

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Alexa Enjoy! ;)

Milly Oh I thought you've read this one! This book was amazing! I am awed by Melina Marchetta's literary prowess! Go Aussie power!

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Nic She is incredible. I am actually reading 3 books at once. I am still in awe of the awesomeness of Raw Blue and struggling to read anything else.

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Ohmegosh! Enjoy!

Amber May I join in on the read with you and Nomes? ;)

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Nic Amber wrote: "May I join in on the read with you and Nomes? ;)"

Of course Amber! The more the merrier. I am not able to read it next week with the group so that is why me and Nomes started a bit earlier :)

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Nic Trinity wrote: "Ohmegosh! Enjoy!"

It is Marchetta, how can I not :)

~Tina~ Yay's!! Happy Reading Twinie!! Hug Finn for meeeeeeeeeeee!!

Luce I loved this book too- can't wait for Froi of the Exiles!

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Kathryn really?! I just ordered this and now I'm so excited !!

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Nic Kathryn, it is an incredible read. Hope you like it :)

~Tina~ 5 Stars!! Yay's!! I knew you'd love this Twinie!!

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Nic I was a little bit confused at first but the characters won me over. They were incredible :)

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I remember listening to this while I was cooking dinner and then suddenly tears were just streaming down my face. Such an amazing book.

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Nic There are definitely some scenes that break your heart.

Alexa YAY!!! :D

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