Books by Melina Marchetta

QUINTANA OF CHARYN by Melina Marchetta
Released: April 23, 2013

"Readers will have a hard time forgetting the complex, deeply human characters that populate this multifaceted narrative. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Fans of Finnikin of the Rock (2010) and Froi of the Exiles (2012) will find deep satisfaction in this finale to the Lumatere Chronicles. This trilogy, taken as a whole, is stronger than each of its distinct parts. Read full book review >
Released: March 13, 2012

"This epic has everything readers can ask for: great characters and a truly spectacular plot filled with romance, suspense, friendship and betrayal. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
With this, the second of the Lumatere Chronicles, fans will be delighted to learn more about this fantasy world and their favorite characters from Finnikin of the Rock (2010). Read full book review >
THE PIPER'S SON by Melina Marchetta
Released: March 1, 2011

"Give this to the author's fans, lovers of breakup books (Tom and Tara's split is a doozie) and teens who enjoy books about places other than where they are. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Five years after the events of Saving Francesca (2004), Tom Mackee needs saving from himself. Read full book review >
FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK by Melina Marchetta
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Buy it for lovers of Marchetta's school stories, but its true audience is readers of fantasies like Kristin Cashore's Graceling (2008) and Christopher Paolini's Inheritance series. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Cursed by a dying wise woman, the land of Lumatere waits for its lost heir to open the walled gates and free the population from a depraved and predatory usurper who killed their royal family. Read full book review >
JELLICOE ROAD by Melina Marchetta
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A beautifully rendered mystery. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Just when Taylor's only guardian, Hannah, disappears from the Jellicoe School campus, she must lead her classmates in secret war games against neighboring locals (Townies) and a camp of military kids (Cadets). Read full book review >
SAVING FRANCESCA by Melina Marchetta
Released: Sept. 28, 2004

"Francesca's messy, credible array of emotions and problems will keep readers absorbed to the last, satisfying line. (Fiction. 13+)"
Sparkling dialogue and engaging characters make this Australian import a pleasure to read. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 1999

"Some of the Australian expressions may be unfamiliar to US readers, but the emotions translate perfectly. (Fiction. 13-15)"
In this Australian import, Marchetta gets the voice of teenage angst just right in a hormone saturated coming-of-age story. Read full book review >