This is a book by a New Zealand author but got a lot of local publicity here when it was published. I admit I didn’t take a lot of notice at the time (I don’t read nearly enough NZ fiction, mostly because the majority of NZ fiction isn’t written in a style or genre that appeals to me). But it’s been coming back on my radar lately, I think because it’s been published overseas reasonably recently. Like so many books, it sat in the back of my mind as “something I should read some day”.
That day turned out to be today. Yesterday, I was browsing the Overdrive Library Catalogue for the Auckland libraries and this popped up as a book that could be borrowed. I put in a request for it and was very surprised to get a notification email this morning to say that it was now available for download.
Download it I did. On the spot. Our library hasn’t offered ebooks for very long, so their catalogue is still fairly limited (about 2000 titles in all I think) but it’s growing all the time. I like being able to borrow a book instead of buy it, but still be able to read it in my preferred format.
I’ll be going back to finish the Fionavar Tapestry very soon, but as is so often the case with middle books in trilogies, The Wandering Fire ended with everything going to pot as the Dark is about to unleash all it’s evil on those of the Light. I’m going for a lighter, YA break, before going back to read about more brightness and pain.
Worry-prone Frankie keeps his family secret under control–until a bold, inquisitive girl enters his life–in this warm, witty, and captivating YA novel.