Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday, #9

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we can't wait to get our hands on.

Quintana of Charyn (Lumatere Chronicles #3) by Melina Marchetta
Publication Date Australia: September 26, 2012
Publisher: Viking Australia
Publication Date US: March 12, 2013

Quintana of Charyn is the spine-tingling and unforgettable final volume in the Lumatere Chronicles, which began with Finnikin of the Rock and Froi of the Exiles. An achingly satisfying and masterfully plotted novel from the pen of internationally best-selling and multi-award-winning author Melina Marchetta.

Separated from the girl he loves and has sworn to protect, Froi and his companions travel through Charyn searching for Quintana and building an army that will secure her unborn child's right to rule. While in the valley between two kingdoms, Quintana of Charyn and Isaboe of Lumatere come face to face in a showdown that will result in heartbreak for one and power for the other.
Quintana of Charyn is the third and I believe final installment of the Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta. To call myself a huge fan of this author is probably the biggest understatement of the year. I truly believe the woman does NOT have the ability to disappoint when she puts her pen to paper. I’ve love her contemporary novels with a passion and her fantasy books are just about the epitome of brilliance.
To give you an idea of how badly I want to get my hands on this book, I’ve actually contacted an Aussie bookstore and offered to pay premium shipping prices to ship me a book to the US because having to wait until March 2013 will probably just about send me to my grave. I’m so excited to read this book and re-visit with some of my favorite characters in the hopes they find everything their hearts desire. I.JUST.CAN’T.WAIT!! I’m truly jumping in my seat with anticipation!!
If you've never heard of this series and would like to hear what Melina Marchetta has to say about her Lumatere Chronicles, check out this YouTube trailer. Enjoy!
So, what book are you waiting on?

46 comments:

  1. Wow, that is some serious dedication. To ring an Aussie bookstore and ask them to send a copy over, no matter the shipping price? I hope they said yes! Hope you love Quintana of Charyn, whenever you get your hands on a copy :)

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    1. Yup! I'm that serious about getting. Luckily, I only had to email them. I'm crossing my fingers it comes through. :) Thank you Rebecca! XD

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    2. Hopefully they can arrange something and send a copy over! If not, I might be able to suggest another way of getting a copy. Crossing my fingers for you also! :)

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  2. I really liked Finnikin of the Rock but haven't had the chance to read Froi of the Exiles. I think it is awesome that the bookstore is willing to send the book to you! I know a lot of people in the US are dying for this book and would probably want to do the same thing. Great pick! :)
    My W.O.W.

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    1. Thanks sarabarao81! I hope it works out, I really want this book quite badly. :) I hope you get to Froi soon. It's a beautiful read!

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  3. Great WoW :) I love Melina's contemporary novels and will be reading Finnikin for the first time soon!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it Sam! Her fantasy books are just as magical as her contemporaries!

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  4. I haven 't read any of her books yet, I have been wanting to for a while, I have heard they are amazing! Great Pick!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

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    1. Oh Kristin you have to give her a try. You can't go wrong with any of her books. Thanks for posting!

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  5. I haven't heard of it but you are a true fan, well done. Enjoy it.

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    1. Thank you Marce! Thanks for stopping by. :D

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  6. i so need to read a marchetta book . i so desperately need but now its not sold here. gr8 wow


    my wow

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    1. Oh bummer roro! I hope you can get a copy of them soon. You might want to try The Book Depository. Free shipping! Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  7. I haven't heard of this series.
    Anyways, here's my Wednesday post. :)
    Have a great day!
    *New follower. :)

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    1. Thanks for following Michelle and for posting! We're following back! XD

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  8. I haven't heard of this one. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome! If you decide to give it a try, I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for posting. :)

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  9. I really need to get to this series sharpish! I actually picked up Finnikin a few weeks back but had to put it on hold, but everyone keeps telling me I should give it another go, the fact that it's by Marchetta also definitely makes me want to give it another go! Fab pick Arlene! :)

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    1. Finnikin takes about 80 pages before you fall hard for the story. I hope you decide to give it a go. Talk to Tina about it, she had the same experience. Thanks Jasprit! XD

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  10. I haven't read this series but it sounds interesting. I'll have to put it on my TNT list! Thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. You're welcome! I hope you enjoy it if you decide to read it. Thanks for visiting! XD

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    1. Right!? It always messes up my curse words! ;)

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  12. This sounds very interesting! Great pick! :D I'll be checking this one out for sure! YAY!

    My WoW post! 


    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

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    1. Awesome Maida! Thanks for stopping by! XD

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  13. I still need to read the first two books! Happy reading!

    Check out my pick! My WoW!

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    1. Thanks Annabelle! Loved this series! I hope you give it a try soon. :) Thanks for posting.

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  14. I haven't heard of this series before. I'm going to check them out! Thanks for sharing and stopping by :)

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    1. You're welcome Helene! I hope you enjoy it. XD

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  15. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog :).
    I'm currently reading Finnikin of the rock the first book :D ! I really need to catch up because this one comes out !

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    1. Thanks for visiting us! You do! :D Read.read.read! XD

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  16. The best pick ever!!! I can't wait either. :)

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    1. I'm crossing my fingers we get our copies! I swear I'll be emailing them the night before. :D

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  17. I have never heard of this series. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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    1. You're welcome Sara! Thanks for visiting us! :D

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  18. I still haven't read the first one, but it sounds good.
    Hope you get to read soon.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  19. Great pick! I really need to start this series soon since I have heard amazing things about it.

    Thanks for visiting my post!

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    1. You're welcome Traci! Thanks for posting. XD

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  20. That is some serious dedication for wanting a book!! I hope you enjoy it when it gets here!!

    Thanx for visiting my WoW
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    1. Oh, I'm a fellow Aussie, so I know how frustrating it is!!
      New Follower :)

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    2. Thanks for following Naomi! Oh you live in the land of magical books! I'm so jealous! Aussie books are my fave. LOL! I'm quite determined to get my book when it comes out for the Aussies. XD

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  21. I really want to start this series! I've heard nothing but AMAZING things about all of Melina's novels. I guess I should read Finnikin of the Rock soon! Thanks for sharing! :D

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. You're welcome Krystianna! I hope you give it a try. They aer sooooo good! XD

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  22. AHH MELINA MARCHETTA! Yes I'm shouting her name because she's such a great writer. Seriously, how did I not know her amazing skills? I loved both Finnikin of the Rock and Froi of the Exiles..I can't wait for this one either.
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    Giselle from Book Nerd Canada
    Waiting on Wednesday #36

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  23. I haven't seen this one before and I have only heard good things about Marchetta. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by!

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