Monday, March 8, 2010

Heir to Sevenwaters By Julit Marillier

"The chieftains of Sevenwaters have long been custodians of a vast and mysterious forest. Human and Otherworld dwellers have existed there side by side, sharing a wary trust. Until the spring when Lady Aisling of Sevenwaters finds herself expecting another child—a new heir to Sevenwaters.

Then the family's joy turns to despair when the baby is taken from his room and something...unnatural is left in his place. To reclaim her newborn brother, Clodagh must enter the shadowy Otherworld and confront the powerful prince who rules there." -

Overall: 5/5

Originally I wasn't planning on posting a review about this one, mostly because it's a little outside of the usual YA reading list. But it was just too good!

If you've never read the first in this series, Daughter of the Forest, then I highly recommend it. It's one of my favorite books and one that, after finishing the fourth in the series (Heir to Sevenwaters), I'm sorely temped to pick up again despite my huge reading pile.

Heir to Sevenwaters was so full of everything I love in a book: Action, adventure, romance, and just a touch of the unusual. The main female character was strong and relatable and I loved following her around on her multiple journeys. Marillier's beautifully detailed writing has brought this story to life, and I sincerely hope this isn't the last we see of Sevenwaters.

Characters: 5/5
Plot: 5/5
Writing: 4/5
Ending: 4/5
Cover: 2/5
Happy Factor: 5/5

Other books by Juliet Marillier: Daughter of the Forest, Wildwood Dancing, The Dark Mirror, Wolfskin, Heart's Blood

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