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Finnikin of the Rock - Community Reviews back

by Melina Marchetta
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lorenalee
lorenalee rated it 3 years ago
I did like this book. I have to give it to her, Melina Marchetta is great at writing wonderful, in depth characters. There is a lot of info dumb in the beginning of the book, and Evanjalin did annoy me with her meddling ways. But I enjoyed the concept of the Lumatere people in exile, there are a lot...
Ivie Hill's Rant Rampage
Ivie Hill's Rant Rampage rated it 3 years ago
First things first. One thing i know after reading this book is the desperate need to have more ginger heroes. I mean look at them bumps. LOOK AT THEM!!! The story was unique, with a hard theme of war and suffering, intertwined with the severity of duty and obligation viewed trough two young mind...
Coffee2words
Coffee2words rated it 3 years ago
This is the first of Melina Marchetta's books I've read, although I have seen 'Looking for Alibrandi' and I quite enjoyed it. Finnikin of the Rock was not special. It was cookie-cutter fantasy, with nothing new. It left me feeling flat, bored and rather underwhelmed. I enjoyed the world building, bu...
Coffee2words
Coffee2words rated it 3 years ago
This is the first of Melina Marchetta's books I've read, although I have seen 'Looking for Alibrandi' and I quite enjoyed it. Finnikin of the Rock was not special. It was cookie-cutter fantasy, with nothing new. It left me feeling flat, bored and rather underwhelmed. I enjoyed the world building, bu...
Just Another Reader
Just Another Reader rated it 4 years ago
Finally read this series after hearing about the author/this series a lot in various groups. I always meant to read it but just hadn't gotten to it yet. Overall I liked it. I think it did have some issues and was a bit on the anti-climatic side as stories go. Certain things did seem to come togeth...
Tellulah Darling
Tellulah Darling rated it 4 years ago
Sometimes I'm a little slow on the uptake. In my defence, I hear about so many books. Here's the thing, I'd read Marchetta's Jellicoe Road and adored it. It shook me up in all the best ways. So I was totally up for reading anything else by her. At the same time, I kept hearing raves about Finnikin. ...
ashwednesday
ashwednesday rated it 4 years ago
”You asked me once what my magic was.That is my magic.” I am now convinced Melina Marchetta is made of equal parts freshly-baked cookies, clean laundry, pixie dust and waffles. Something about her books just comforts me in ways I cannot attempt to capture into words. Her oeuvre covers themes that in...
anti-book-snob
anti-book-snob rated it 4 years ago
It started very slow. I actually put it down a while ago and started over. I just kept coming back to this book since the reviews were so high and gushy. I understand why now. The second half and ending of this book was outstanding!
anti-book-snob
anti-book-snob rated it 4 years ago
It started very slow. I actually put it down a while ago and started over. I just kept coming back to this book since the reviews were so high and gushy. I understand why now. The second half and ending of this book was outstanding!
Goat Heads and Sand Burrs, P. Kirby's Reading Blog
Well, color me green, and say I'm from Mars, because this is one of those books that leaves me feeling like an alien among other readers on this little blue planet.As in, even though I loved Jellicoe Road, the appeal of Finnikin of the Rock eludes me. It was sort of like an interminably long car rid...
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