Throwback Thursday

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I'm a little late on this today, but here goes!

Throwback Thursday – this is a weekly event hosted by me! It is the time each week to recognize those older books… an older book you’ve always wanted to read, or one that you have read and love; maybe one from your childhood; or review an older book -- how about even a classic! Leave a comment here and feel free to take an icon and use it on your blog!

This week's throwback is:

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

A beautiful retelling of the Celtic "Swans" myth, Daughter of the Forest is a mixture of history and fantasy, myth and magic, legend and love... To reclaim the lives of her brothers, Sorcha leaves the only safe place she has ever known and embarks on a journey filled with pain, loss and terror. When she is kidnapped by enemy forces and taken to a foreign land, it seems that there will be no way for Sorcha to break the spell that condemns all that she loves. But magic knows no boundaries, and sorcha will have to choose between the live she has always known and a love that comes only once.

I LOVE this book. At times I have considered it my favorite book. But then I always wonder how it could be my favorite when I generally am not even interested in this genre. I have read this book 3-4 times which is also more than I've read anything else. I was recently reminded about how great this book is by my new blogging friend, Casey, at Twenty-Something Bookworm, who posted this as her favorite book. It is also the first of a trilogy (The Sevenwaters Trilogy) including Son of the Shadows and Child of the Prophecy. I've read the second one twice but have yet to read the third one. In looking up the picture of the cover to post here, I found there is another book regarding The Sevenwaters Trilogy but I'm not sure what it is. Anyway, Daughter of the Forest, is a book I randomly found at a Barnes and Noble one day years ago. The cover drew me to it and I read it and thought it was an absolutely beautiful story. I'm so glad I took a chance on a book that I normally would not have read. I look forward to reading it (and the rest of the trilogy) many more times!!


sumanam said...

Hi, I have never read any books of this author.. the book sounded interesting.
Here is mine:

Sarbear said...

I have never heard of this book! It sounds awesome! Don't you love books you have read over and over... ? : )

Pabast said...

It is amazing how covers can draw us into a book.

Here is my Throwback. A little story about my first adult novel

Lisa said...

That's so funny! I actually HAVE Daughter's of the Forest upstairs in my book "closet" room thing! I've had it for years, I got it in a book trade. I keep forgetting about it, and like you it's not really the genre I read. Although I did read "Mist's of Avalon" 20 or so years ago and loved it. Now I am going to go upstairs and add it to my ever growing TBR pile! Great review!

thebookaddict said...

I have all three of these books by Juliet Mariller, but I have yet to read them. I know they sounded good when I came across them at a used book sale and now that I've read how much you liked the first one, I can't wait to read them all! Thanks for posting it!

If you're interested, here is my Throwback Thursday:

Sarbear said...

Jenny, you'll wanna look at my top commenters post : )

Jenny said...

For those of you who say you have this in your TBR, I definitely recommend bumping it up!! And for those of you who don't, go get it! =)

ParaJunkee said...

This one does sound interesting, I've never heard of this author, I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the follow, BTW.

Jenny said...

Parajunkee -- Your blog looks great! I tried to comment but wasn't able to. (I sent you a message on book blogs about it).

Krista said...

Oh, I love Juliet Mariller! I have read her Young adult books as well as the first two of the Sevenwater series(I have the other two on my shelf waiting to be devoured..LOL!). I absolutely loved them all! I'm glad you enjoyed them, great author and one of my favorites!

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