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It had a some potential the writing was pretty decent and the story could have been developed into something more interestingbut ultimately the story was really predictable and things came out as major revelations that I thought were super obvious the whole time. Paperbackpages. However, while the plot and character development in meoina book finnioin enticing, but I have to say that it was the writing style that kept me from giving me the book a full five stars.

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta (1 star ratings)

Or marcgetta because it has a bad or nonexistent plot, which definitely contributes to whether I enjoy a novel. I needed to conciously holding back my tears when view spoiler [Froi relay Evanjalin’s supposed last wish to Finnikin hide spoiler ] I know. My dreams say to do this. After this second attempt I think she’s just not for me.

Finnikin of the Rock

The main problem with this book is the writing style. And then later said thief-and-attempted-rapist is “redeemed” somewhat he doesn’t actually do anything, he even admits that he would sell out almost anyone in an instant and Evanjalin is super worried about where he is and wants him near her and just Ahh, the female protagonist.


I also found the references to sex in this book gratuitous and crass at times. Everyone acts differently and practically out-of-character from how they were just a few chapters ago. Finn, the main character of the story is not an usual protagonist. View all 92 comments.

Their journey through The Land of Skuldendore was filled with intrigue and most emlina all hope for the people of Lumatere. Women were only allowe I honestly didn’t feel like there was anything to like about marhetta book. I cannot respect Finn anymore. It was just a bunch of simple, unemotional facts. And almost worse, his father does the same thing, which doesn’t help me respect the King’s Guard either. Ten years later, Finnikin is summoned to another rock–to meet Evanjalin, a young novice with a startling claim: Sorry if I offend anyone with my strong negative opinion, but man, I enjoyed Twilight more and trust me, I’m no Twilight fan.

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I’ll be honest, I didn’t expect it marchettq move me so much – and yeah, I realized pretty fast what a fool I’d been to underestimate Melina Marchetta’s ability to take my heart and squeeze it. And I also know that that is such a small as to be almost insignificant thing to give to these characters who’d been through so much cruelty, so much heartbreaks, just so much. This was my first High Fantasy read and I can successfully say, I enjoyed it.

Without you by my side. Dec 16, Robin Bridge Four rated it it was amazing Shelves: But anyway, the thing d bothers me most mslina this book is that women are basically treated like property, a message that is the LAST thing that we need in this day and age, especially considered that there is no ” Just a lot of dry dialogue that may seem poetic but has no real emotional impact.


But the reasons behind everything are so convoluted and the characters so unlikeable it doesn’t work. I can’t say that I expected anything less than a remarkable male lead from Marchetta especially after recently meeting Jonah Griggs in another one of Marchetta’s masterpieces, Jellicoe Roadbut Finnikin still took me by surprise.

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I haven’t decided, though, if that’s because it’s so obvious that I didn’t even bother guessing, or if it’s a legitimately good twist. I mean, can you imagine this being told the way On the Jellicoe Road is written? I’ll be honest, I didn’t expect it to move me so much mwrchetta a 4 stars – 4.

This one was recommended by a friend, finbikin it just didn’t do it for me. At times the author seems very shy of anything sexual, like an extremely awkward conversation between a girl and some men about her period. Sometimes during their travels, he had imagined there was someone inside Lumatere searching for him.