Thursday, March 29, 2012

Froi of the Exiles Reviews & Giveaway

If you're a regular on this site, then you've been privy to practically every news about our most revered author, Melina Marchetta. But this blog isn't only about the latest happenings with MM and her writing but as well as the latest wonderful reviews of her books in and around the book loving community.

This batch of reviews is about Froi of the Exiles.

Janina from Janina reads:
"This story has a very peculiar atmosphere. It is actually hard to describe: almost dream-like in some parts, but so very real in others - simply an extraordinary combination. Especially the scenes taking place in and around the Citavita induced the strangest feeling in me. This feeling is almost impossible to grasp, and I’m certainly not able to put in into words – but I loved the experience. It gave me chills, it was different and it is impossible to forget."

Rachel from GoodReads:
"Who would have thought that I would develop such a soft spot for Froi?! Froi, the thieving, spitting, contrary boy, that tried what he did with Isoboe, has experienced such growth in the three years in Lumatere. Being with people that show him love has turned Froi into a worthy person with a desire to be a better man. I love Quintana and Froi’s story. I hope with an anxious heart all turns out well for them."

Olivia from GoodReads:
"On the contrary: Admirable as Marchetta's stories are – fantastic or realistic with twists and turns and satisfactory solutions and all that stuff favorites are made of – their true, distinctive magic is hidden inside the characters. When it comes to Marchetta-made characters I feel like a snake dancing to an enchanted flute's song: My loyalty, my love and my repulsion place themselves at the author's whim."

A.J. from Collections:
"When I started Froi, I stayed up really late the first day because I just could not put it down! It's definitely the fastest I've read through a Melina Marchetta novel. I can't say that taking my time and savoring it ever crossed my mind. EVER. There was no way I would have been able to do that. It was my most anticipated novel of the year! [...] Everything you expect from a Melina Marchetta novel can be found in Froi of the Exiles."

To coincide with this post and Froi of the Exiles's North American release back on March 13, Melina Marchetta's US publisher Candlewick Press is providing a finished hardcover copy to one lucky reader! The giveaway is open to US/CA residents and ends April 11. Fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Good luck and huge thanks to Candlewick Press!

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  1. Yes I have. It may be best Marchetta book yet...

    It just hit me so hard when I read it.

  3. Loved it! Not as much as I did Finnikin, but it was still amazing.

  4. I have not read it! But I have heard so many great things so I really want to give it a try! :)

  5. I haven't yet read Froi, but I loved Finnikin so I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.

  6. Thanks again, ladies for including me on this post! I would love to win the hardbound of Froi as don't have my own personal copy yet. I read this off of Netgalley. Thanks for the amazing giveaway! :)

  7. I haven't read it but I am super excited about reading it! I have heard really good things! Thanks for a chance to win!

  8. I haven't read Froi of the Exiles yet, but I loved all her other books, so I'm definitely looking forward to it!

  9. I read it in a day and I absolutely cannot wait until Quintana of Charyn comes out.

  10. I haven't read this one yet, but absolutely love all of Marchetta's other works so I can't wait to read this book...