Thursday, July 4, 2013

Follow Friday - Fave War


Follow Friday is a feature created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  It's a fun blog hop where you meet other book bloggers and find people to follow.

Question: Today’s is the US’ Independence Day. Share your favorite book with a war in it, or an overthrow of the government.

My favorite book with war is going to be a fictional war.  Quintana of Charyn (review here) is excellent because it deals with the complexities of war. It shows both sides perspectives, what led to the war, the horrors of wars, and shows that generally speaking both sides are trying to protect their people in their own way.  Like everything Melina Marchetta writes it captures humanity brilliantly.  It's the 3rd in a series, the first being Finnikan of the Rock.  These are must reads.

If you're curious about my favorite actual war, reading-wise, it's got to be the French Revolution.  That conflict was just batshit crazy and fascinating.  I'll read it every time.

7 comments:

Mei said...

I went with The Torturer's Daughter

Mei @ Diary of a Fair Weather Diver

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

This is new to me!


Here's my Follow Friday

Have a GREAT weekend!

Old Follower :)

Vilia said...

I went with Claire Ashgrove. New RSS follower. Vilia @ Backchatting Books

Brittany McDade said...

I chose George Orwell's 1984. Following via twitter!

Here is my blog: http://closeencountersofthebookkind.blogspot.com/

Kate Towery said...

Most historical books I've read in the past were either romance or... well, mostly romance or school related. I might have to step outside my comfort zone and read more historical fiction!

New Rss follower.

My FF

Krystianna said...

I've really wanted to read Melina Marchetta's novels but I actually haven't read any of them before. They seem fantastic. I'm a new bloglovin' follower.

Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

Brittany Davis said...

I've been snooping your blog: I like your style. I'm trying to dismantle the patriarchy, too.
Now following on Bloglovin' come see me at
timewantsaskeleton.wordpress.com :D