Finnikin of The Rock by Melina Marchetta

I purchased this book from Amazon to read with @fictitious.fox as a #buddyread. All opinions are my own. I am not going to rate this book because to be honest I didn’t finish it. While the writing was tolerable I felt the book was too much fantasy. It felt overboard with sorcery and witchery and just over the top. I was reading it in small doses until about 150 pages in when I just said no more. It reads a lot like Game of Thrones meets Skyrim or some such thing. I am a fan of neither so therefore had a hard time being drawn into this one. It is a book my teenage son might enjoy he likes high fantasy and while I can enjoy some this one was not one I enjoyed. Finnikin’s world is shattered after the killing of the King and his heirs and 10 years later Finnikin and his mentor are lead to a novice prophet of sorts that claims she has spoken to the heir, Balthazar. Evanjalin claims Balthazar is alive and will lead Finnikin to him so that they together can figure out how to reclaim the throne, well after they undo the curse of course. Review also posted on Instagram @borenbooks, Library Thing, Goodreads/StacieBoren, Amazon, Twitter @jason_stacie and my blog at readsbystacie.com

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