Daughter of the Forest (Sevenwaters #1)
Publish date: April 1st 2010
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, High Fantasy
, Historical Fiction
, Fairy Tales
Series: Sevenwaters (#1)
It's that time of year again! Happy Holidays to everyone! Or rather, a belated Merry Christmas, as this review came out a few days later than I'd planned. Of course, it also gave me a chance to include my 100th read book this year, Stephen Fry's Victorian Secrets. This is a feature I've been hop...
Lovely Sorcha is the seventh child and only daughter of Lord Colum of Sevenwaters. Bereft of a mother, she is comforted by her six brothers who love and protect her. Sorcha is the light in their lives, they are determined that she know only contentment.But Sorcha's joy is shattered when her father i...
This story has a fairy tale tone, sort of like The Mists of Avalon or Snow White. In some ways it's very magical and has the feel of being set in a mock-Ireland that is at war with the English. The main character is the seventh child of a seventh son and has healing abilities that are used to help...
This book reminded me of why I used to love fantasy so much.*Reading this, I felt totally immersed in Marillier's world, which she accomplishes by choosing just the right details about her settings and characters to convey. All of Sorcha's six older brothers are realistically drawn and distinct from...
This is...a surprisingly popular book, given that it's much denser, laboriously written, and slower-paced than most YA. I don't say this to be demeaning, just that I had a bit of a struggle reading this, and mostly persevered for the sake of following through with the fairy tale, as this is based on...