Finnikin of the Rock | Can’t Wait Wednesday #21

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, created to discuss books that book bloggers haven’t read yet and they’re usually books yet to be released. I ran across it when looking for new content ideas for The Book Blog Life, and it looked like so much fun.

Finnikin of the Rock | Can’t Wait Wednesday #21Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
Published by Viking Australia

Finnikin of the Rock and his guardian, Sir Topher, have not been home to their beloved Lumatere for ten years. Not since the dark days when the royal family was murdered and the kingdom put under a terrible curse. But then Finnikin is summoned to meet Evanjalin, a young woman with an incredible claim: the heir to the throne of Lumatere, Prince Balthazar, is alive.

Evanjalin is determined to return home and she is the only one who can lead them to the heir. As they journey together, Finnikin is affected by her arrogance . . . and her hope. He begins to believe he will see his childhood friend, Prince Balthazar, again. And that their cursed people will be able to enter Lumatere and be reunited with those trapped inside. He even believes he will find his imprisoned father.

But Evanjalin is not what she seems. And the truth will test not only Finnikin's faith in her . . . but in himself.

I am really looking forward to jumping into a new fantasy series, especially as it’s been a while since I found a new one to enjoy and read. This was also recommended a lot by Reagan on YouTube and we seem to have a similar taste in books, so I have a lot of hope for this book. 

Have you read Finnikin of the Rock? Am I right to be excited? Let me know in the comments!

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