30 Day Book Challenge: Day 11

Day 11: Book from your favourite author

I’ve already mentioned her works several times so really it should come as no surprise who my favourite author is. Juliet Marillier.

And here are the books that lead me to her, and the many amazing journeys I have lived with her characters since the first time I picked up one of her books, way back in April 2003.

The Sevenwaters Trilogy – Juliet Marillier

I have loved Marillier’s work pretty much since the first page of the first book of hers that I read. I was captivated by the way that she constructs her stories and her characters, and every page left me wanting more. Her style has changed so much since her first work, Daughter of the Forest, and I still enjoy every adventure she takes me along, and always eagerly await the upcoming ones (Shadowfell out in July, Flame of Sevenwaters in November!!!!).

From her young adult fiction to her books for older readers, Juliet’s work has captivated my imagination, and my heart. I challenge you to read one of her novels and not aspire to be just like Sorcha, Liadan, Caitlin, Paula, Deirdre or Nessa. I challenge you not to fall for Red, Bran, Darragh, Faolan, Keeper, Stoyan or Anluan. Because I have wished to be as strong, smart and brave as each of these women. I have fallen for every single one of these amazing men. See my rant regarding why Red is the character I would wish to marry.

I guess the easy answer is that I can read each one of Juliet’s books and feel like she wrote it with me in mind. She may not be the best author out there. There may be others whose work is of greater literary value, whose style is considered somehow ‘better’. But she is the one author whose work I am guaranteed to enjoy, and that is enough for me.



Filed under 30 Day Book Challenge, Books, Reading

8 responses to “30 Day Book Challenge: Day 11

  1. ej2birches

    And you led me to Juliet’s wonderful fiction and now I am as much a fan as you are.

  2. I love the Sevenwaters books. I bought the newest Seer of Sevenwaters last year, but I haven’t had the chance to read it. I was thinking it would be the perfect excuse to re-read all of the books before tackling the new one since I haven’t read the first three in at least a decade.

    • I’ve re-read them a couple of times, it’s one of my favourite series… But I’ll definitely be using Flame of Sevenwaters as an excuse to do it again! 🙂

  3. Hi Alison! I really loved Marillier’s Sevenwaters trilogy too (makes me want to go to Armagh and try and find the forest!). I’m very interested to see how things go in Flame of Sevenwaters; I always felt sorry for what happened to poor Maeve. I wonder what man will turn up to help her? *sigh*

    • I know what you mean – November cannot get here quickly enough! I always love returning to the world of Sevenwaters, I’ll probably have to read all about them again before Flame of Sevenwaters comes out! 🙂

  4. Kelsey Rose Sternhagen

    Where can I find these editions of the books? With that cover art? I love them!!

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