Because I fell in love with Looking for Alibrandi and Melina Marchetta, I started looking for her other works and ended up choosing Finnikin of the Rock because it was different. It’s fantasy, outside of high school, and an enjoyable one. The story is about Finnikin and his companions on a quest to reclaim their lost homeland which was stolen by an enemy.
Finnikin has a strong start and a little cheesy ending. There are some parts that could’ve been left out. As for characters, I like them and love the number of strong women showing different strengths but they don’t make me want to pine over them – definitely not feeling the heat for Finnikin ha ha.
Overall, a well-written novel that stretches the bounds of the imagination.