Book Mash [12]

A feature on Nawanda Files that is math...for books, where we mash up new and old releases with books, tv and movies. What equals our favorite reads? Find out in the simple equation below. (Always posted by Becca.)



       

Combine a rich world with leading characters you fall in love with, faeries!, and a story that will remind you of the heart and soul of children's fantasies like Chronicles of Narnia.

What do you get?



Shadowfell
by Juliet Marillier
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: September 11th, 2012
Read Our Review 

Sixteen-year-old Neryn is alone in the land of Alban, where the oppressive king has ordered anyone with magical strengths captured and brought before him. Eager to hide her own canny skill—a uniquely powerful ability to communicate with the fairy-like Good Folk—Neryn sets out for the legendary Shadowfell, a home and training ground for a secret rebel group determined to overthrow the evil King Keldec.

During her dangerous journey, she receives aid from the Good Folk, who tell her she must pass a series of tests in order to recognize her full potential. She also finds help from a handsome young man, Flint, who rescues her from certain death—but whose motives in doing so remain unclear. Neryn struggles to trust her only allies. They both hint that she alone may be the key to Alban’s release from Keldec’s rule.

Homeless, unsure of who to trust, and trapped in an empire determined to crush her, Neryn must make it to Shadowfell not only to save herself, but to save Alban.


I was so surprised how much I enjoyed Shadowfell. Juliet Marillier is a powerhouse fantasy writer, and if you enjoy the genre, you'll really love and appreciate this one. Raven Flight, the sequel, just released. I can't wait to devour it!

Have you read Shadlowfell? Do you agree with the Mash?


This feature will replace Like This, Try This and usually be posted on Fridays. Feel free to create a Book Mash of your own!

11 comments:

  1. My co-blogger is obsessed with Marillier and has been trying to get me to read this series. Since I absolutely LOVE those three books that come together to make Shadowfell I guess it's time to give it a chance!

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    1. I saw that she LOVED the sequel, and I nearly died. So excited that it's just as good as the first!

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  2. This book has been on my radar forever (and so has the Iron Fey series). I loved ya'lls review of Shadowfell and so I definitely need ot pick it up! Great meme :)

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    1. Thanks Allison! The Iron Fey series is sooo good and addicting.

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  3. I hadn't heard of this book before... I see the other comments want to read it too. I am in!

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    1. I'm glad! It's definitely a winner :D

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  4. I almost peed my pants with excitement when I saw the Iron Fey. IRON FEY IRON FEY IRON FEY OMG IRON FEY! NOW I NEED TO READ THIS GIMMEEEE. *rolls around in excitement*
    ADDED TO MY TBR AND CURRENTLY BEING HUNTED BY ONE NIKKI.

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  5. I'll have to check this one out for sure. I am a huge fantasy fan and I loved Graceling so if this is anything like it, I have to read it.

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  6. This feature is so. cool. The only one I've read from these is Graceling (and I loved it).

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  7. I do love Graceling and Narnia so this is a great mashup that has me intrigued! :)

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