Juliet Marillier’s Daughter of the Forest! I picked this partly because a book friend of mine, Ruby Rose Scarlett, read about five or six of JM’s books in January. She loved them so much that I wanted to give it a try; plus, fairy tale retellings are lots of fun!
Here’s what it’s about:
Lovely Sorcha is the seventh child and only daughter of Lord Colum of Sevenwaters. Bereft of a mother, she is comforted by her six brothers who love and protect her. Sorcha is the light in their lives, they are determined that she know only contentment.
But Sorcha’s joy is shattered when her father is bewitched by his new wife, an evil enchantress who binds her brothers with a terrible spell, a spell which only Sorcha can lift-by staying silent. If she speaks before she completes the quest set to her by the Fair Folk and their queen, the Lady of the Forest, she will lose her brothers forever.
When Sorcha is kidnapped by the enemies of Sevenwaters and taken to a foreign land, she is torn between the desire to save her beloved brothers, and a love that comes only once. Sorcha despairs at ever being able to complete her task, but the magic of the Fair Folk knows no boundaries, and love is the strongest magic of them all…
Add it to your Goodreads shelf so you don’t forget!
The Twitter discussion will be February 22nd, though I’m not sure what time yet. I don’t think 4pm PST worked for everybody for last month’s discussion, so I need to pick a new time. I’ll update this post when it’s decided! 🙂
The blog discussion will be up the same day as the Twitter discussion.
A complete list of books for the year, plus links to discussion posts, can be found at the #SFFWomen page here. if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to either leave them here or Tweet me!