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Recom-Monday-Tions – Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

You know how everyone has that book that made them fall in love with reading?

Well this is mine.

This is a retelling of the fairy tale of The Six Swans by the brothers Grimm. It is the story of a young girl whose brothers are turned into swans by an evil stepmother, and about her struggles to break the curse and set her brothers free. And it is beautiful. I have lent this book to a number of friends and every single one of them has fallen in love with it.

I read this book over ten years ago, and it still holds the number one spot of my favourite books. I don’t think it will ever be dethroned.

This book is part of a series, and even though I believe it is definitely the best book in the series, every one of them (there are six – a trilogy and then three companions) is fantastic.

This is a must read for any one who loves historical fiction/fantasy.

Find it here: 

Goodreads. The Book Depository. Amazon. Kobo.


  1. YES THIS BOOK! I love Juliet Marillier’s writing so much. She’s one of the people who got me into fantasy when I was first starting out with the genre. I got to meet her last year at Brisbane Supanova and she was so lovely! (And she’s coming again this year so guess who’s getting the rest of her books signed XD )


      • First of all, I really want to read this book. Second of all, oh my GOSH. Bec’s comment made me look at the Supanova lineup again and there are SO MANY AUTHORS NOW. TINA, COME TO BRISBANE AND MEET JULIET MARILLIER AND SARAH J MAAS AND OTHER AWESOME HUMANS! I have so much reading to do before November!


  2. Oh I looooove this book. I just read it last winter, and I think I will institute a re-read every winter from here on. And with Son of the Shadows, because I might love it a bit more even though it seems hardly possible.


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