The Time Will Come (11)

The Time Will Come is a weekly meme hosted by Jodie at Books for Company, where we can highlight the books on our shelves that we’ve been meaning to get to for some time, but have been put on the back burner for one reason or another. 

The book that I chose for this week is:
Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles #1)
Melina Marchetta
Originally published 2008 by Viking Australia

Finnikin of the Rock and his guardian, Sir Topher, have not been home to their beloved Lumatere for ten years. Not since the dark days when the royal family was murdered and the kingdom put under a terrible curse. But then Finnikin is summoned to meet Evanjalin, a young woman with an incredible claim: the heir to the throne of Lumatere, Prince Balthazar, is alive.

Evanjalin is determined to return home and she is the only one who can lead them to the heir. As they journey together, Finnikin is affected by her arrogance . . . and her hope. He begins to believe he will see his childhood friend, Prince Balthazar, again. And that their cursed people will be able to enter Lumatere and be reunited with those trapped inside. He even believes he will find his imprisoned father.

But Evanjalin is not what she seems. And the truth will test not only Finnikin’s faith in her . . . but in himself.  (Synopsis and book cover from Goodreads)

In my book club, we have a Christmas party each year where we all bring a book and play Dirty Santa.  Finnikin of the Rock was the book that I received last year.  Then this year I ended up reading Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta and absolutely loved it (my review here).  I’ve actually decided to choose it as my book gift for my book club’s Christmas party this year.  So I’m very excited to read Finnikin of the Rock, but it just keeps getting pushed back.

What books have been pushed back for you?  Let me know, or leave a link to your post if you’re participating in this meme and I’ll be sure to stop by your blog!


  1. Bittner

    October 25, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Too many to list! What books haven't been pushed back!

  2. Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

    October 28, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    I agree with Courtney… Lately I feel like all books are being pushed back! Hopefully you'll get to it soon. (I also really love the Dirty Santa game.)

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