October 6, 2010

Wednesday's Worthwhile Reads

Wednesday's Worthwhile Reads is a new feature/weekly meme that showcases some of our past favourites. Sometimes, I get so excited and caught up in books that are new releases (or in some cases books that are to be released) that I miss great stories that have been out for a while.

Once a week I'll post one of my older favourites. To participate you'll be able to link below.
Rules for posting: Must be a book that was published before 2009.
Please include a cover image, summary and your thoughts on the book.(doesn't need to be a full review-just thoughts on why you liked it)

The Warrior Heir By Cinda Williams Chima
Published by Hyperion in 2006 426 pages

summary from goodreads

"Before he knew about the Roses, sixteen-year-old Jack lived an unremarkable life in the small Ohio town of Trinity. Only the medicine he has to take daily and the thick scar above his heart set him apart from the other high-schoolers. Then one day Jack skips his medicine. Suddenly, he is stronger, fiercer, and more confident than ever before. And it feels great - until he loses control of his own strength and nearly kills another player during soccer team tryouts. Soon, Jack learns the startling truth about himself: he is Weirlind - part of an underground society of magical people who live among us. At the head of this magical society sit the feuding houses of the Red Rose and the White Rose, whose power is determined by playing The Game - a magical tournament in which each house sponsors a warrior to fight to the death. The winning house rules the Weir. As if his bizarre magical heritage isn't enough, Jack finds out that he's not just another member of Weirlind - he's one of the last of the warriors - at a time when both houses are scouting for a player. Jack's performance on the soccer field has alerted the entire magical community to the fact that he's in Trinity. And until one of the houses is declared Jack's official sponsor, there are no limits to what they'll do to get Jack to fight for them."

I lov-ed this novel. The magic in it had this wonderful timeless feel and it's action packed story line has made it one of my favourites to recommend to reluctant teen readers. Definitely one to make time to read!


  1. Great meme! Even though I am just coming across this at 10:30 at night, I will def. be participating. Hope you are having a great week :)

  2. I just learned about this meme on Danielle's blog. I will be posting next week, though. I love my older books.