Shanyn at Chick Loves Lit has started a brand new meme that seems so fun, called "Recommend A...". The idea is that each week there is a theme, and we all recommend a book that adheres to the criteria. It's a great way to get the word out about some great books you read, new or old, and find some new books to add to that ever growing TBR list! For more info, you can check out the introductory post
I’m back! I haven’t done this meme in a few weeks because 1) I was in a bit of a blogging slump and 2) some week’s I didn’t have a book to recommend based on the prompt. BUT I do this week!
This week’s prompt:
Recommend A… book with a BLUE cover!
The Bonemender (The Bonemender #1)
by Holly Bennett
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Gabrielle is a bonemender of extraordinary talent. Between her work as a healer and her duties as one of the royal family of Verdeau, her life is busy, comfortable and predictable—until the day a stranger arrives at her gate, desperately seeking help for his injured friend. To Gabrielle's wonder, they are Elves, a people not seen in Verdeau in many years. And they bring news of a coming invasion that threatens the freedom of the entire Krylian basin, human and Elvish alike.
As Verdeau arms for war, Gabrielle must mobilize the bonemenders and prepare herself for the nightmarish work of battlefield healing. But what awaits her on that bloody field is worse than anything she has imagined. And what is she to do with the love in her heart?
I first read the titular novel of Bennett's series in 2007, as it was nominated for a White Pine Award and I was reading it as part of my high school's reading challenge. I loved this YA fantasy series about a princess with special healing gifts who is determined to help on the battlefield when war breaks out. It incorporates a lot of Irish lore and is fast paced and engaging. It’s pretty unknown, but you can get it through Amazon or the Book Depository and its great for those who like YA fantasy, folk lore and mythology and/or strong heroines.
Have you read The Bonemender by Holly Bennett? What is your blue cover book recommendation?
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