**Cybele's Secret-- Juliet Marillier

Summary found here

"I absolutely adored this book. Ah! I loved it! I didn’t at first, because it took me almost two weeks to read the first 100 pages, making me find it a little boring. But oh, I was wrong. "

I wrote that over six months ago when I read the prequel to this book, Wildwood Dancing, and I am absolutely thrilled to say that it still stands true for this book.

Yes, it did take me two weeks to get through the first 100 pages. They weren't boring, but I was so busy that I guess I was just slow. Plus, I couldn't see where the story was going, not in a "I'm so confused. What the heck is going on?" way, but in a "Huh. This story is really keeping me wondering and focused. What will happen next?" Then the story picked up and I was into a world of magic, mysteries, murder, and love.

*sigh* Man can Marillier write love stories or what? I honestly couldn't tell you which of her stories pulled on my heartstrings more, but I really want to find a Costi or Stoyan of my own, I can tell you.

There isn't much about the previous story that carries through to this book, but Marillier's magical writing story certainly does.

Pure genius and joy.

~Enna Isilee


  1. So I haven't read this one, or wildwood dancing yet. But they just keep looking better and better. Definitely on the list for after the Cybils madness! Ashley (co-blogger @ everead) liked this one too and reviewed it over there.

  2. I absolutely love the cover art on this one. Kinuko Craft is amazing.

    Hey, the other comment is from an Alysa too! :-)

  3. I really need to read this; I enjoyed the first so much...

  4. Argh.

    I haven't been able to get my hands on a copy of this book yet! And it sounds so good..

  5. I am so excited to read this next year. I loved Wildwood Dancing as well as her Sevenwaters and Wolkskin books. So glad you enjoyed it.

  6. This is on my stack of to be read books for the Cybils--I'm saving it for a day when I don't much feel like reading any of the others!

    and I agree with Alyssa that Kinuko Craft rocks.


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