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Genre: children's books, Genre: fantasy, Genre: YA/teen books, Publisher: Candlewick, Series: Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday: Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by
Breaking the Spine.
My posts about adult literary fiction are here:

Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey
My posts about my guilty pleasure reading (romantic, often paranormal, novels) can be found here:
Prince Charming Doesn’t Live Here by Christine Warren
Tempest’s Legacy by Nicole Peeler
Saint’s Astray by Jacqueline Carey
Timeless by Gail Carriger
My posts about YA/teen titles are here:
Witch & Wizard: The Gift by James Patterson & Ned Rust
The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta
The Mockingbirds, Book 2: The Rivals by Daisy Whitney
The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff
Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep 
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
The Agency: The Traitor in the Tunnel by Y.S. Lee
My posts about middle grade titles are here:
The Pirate Captain’s Daughter by Eve Bunting

And now for today’s:

Froi of the Exiles: The Lumatere Chronicles
by Melina Marchetta
9780763647599, Candlewick, $18.99, Pub. Date: March 2012

It should be no secret by this point that I adore everything Melina Marchetta writes. This, the second novel in her first fantasy series, The Lumatere Chronicles, should be no exception. Though I was originally nervous about her foray into the fantasy genre, she has not let me down, and I rave about the first book, Finnikin of the Rock, here.

Here is the publisher’s description:

Three years after the curse on Lumatere was lifted, Froi has found his home . . . or so he believes. Fiercely loyal to the Queen and Finnikin, Froi has been taken roughly and lovingly in hand by the Guard sworn to protect the royal family, and has learned to control his quick temper with a warrior’s discipline. But when he is sent on a secretive mission to the kingdom of Charyn, nothing could have prepared him for what he finds in its surreal royal court. Soon he must unravel both the dark bonds of kinship and the mysteries of a half-mad princess in this barren and mysterious place. It is in Charyn that he will discover there is a song sleeping in his blood . . . and though Froi would rather not, the time has come to listen.

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