Friday ReadingI have a book recommendation for you today. This YA novel won the Printz Award back in 2009 and I’d heard so many great things about it.

Australian author Melina Marchetta has been on my to-read list for a very long time but I finally got around to picking up JELLICOE ROAD yesterday. I’m currently at the 75% mark and am in love with this book.

Jellicoe RoadMarchetta’s writing has a striking, hauntingly beautiful quality that really speaks to me. The beginning of the story is deliberately vague, the words creating a dream-like atmosphere that leaves the reader slightly confused and unsure. As the novel progresses, characters entwine and a fascinating story emerges from the gorgeously woven prose. I’m looking forward to how everything comes together at the end. :) I’ll also definitely be checking out FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK from Marchetta’s YA fantasy series, Lumatere Chronicles. It’s another work my friends have raved about.

One of the questions I frequently receive is for book recommendations. I’m also interested in what you’re delving into, Dear Reader.

What are you reading and loving this week? Any new reads you’re diving into over the weekend?

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9 Responses to Friday Reading

  1. Carrie says:

    I reread Crest for the second time this week and fell in love with Tristan all over again lol. just bought Daughter of Smoke and Bone to read over the weekend.

  2. Rashika says:

    I loved Jellicoe. It was mesmerizing :’)
    Finnkin was pretty great too.

  3. Soul Avenged (Sons of Wrath, #1) by Keri Lake
    Cold Blooded (Jessica McClain, #3) by Amanda Carlson
    Hell’s Belle (Hell’s Belle #1) by Karen Greco
    All UF & they have all impressed me over the last week or so and I will definitely be following the series. With the Jessica McClain series, I finally found an adult UF to be excited about since Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series finished and each book just keeps getting better & better, plus it has a soul mate angle which I adore in books :D
    Currently reading an ARC of Cursed (Voodoo Nights #1) by Lizzy Ford set in New Orleans and involving the voodoo culture….it’s a paranormal YA and so far so good :)

    • emma emma says:

      Kelley Armstrong is wonderful – haven’t read the Otherworld series, but I was impressed with her Darkest Powers YA series. I have her adult book, Omens, up next on my TBR list.

      Like you, I’ve been looking for an adult UF. I’ve heard good things about the Jessica McClain series – thanks for the rec. I think I’ll check out the series prequel first. :)

      • Definitely try the WotO series, they’re the best! It’s got a whole set of supernatural characters but set in the same world and even though they have their own books, they haves cameos in others & they tie in to the YA series too – plus they’re being turned into a TV series for next year called Bitten :D