5 Reasons to read The Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

Hi guys, I hope you are all well. Today it’s time for my first review of the new year and it’s going to be a 5 reasons to read style review. I ended the year with a sticking cold so I wasn’t in the best state to be writing reviews. This kind of review can be simpler to write so I hope you guys don’t mind. Luckily I’m finally seeing the end of the cold so I’ll be back to full strength soon. Anyway, I wanted to talk about The Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier for this post. I loved this book so much and I thought it was about time to share my thoughts with you guys.If you love books with mythology and/or a fairytale feel then you need to check this book out.


  • It is a historical fantasy book loosely based on the Celtic myth, the Six Swans so if you enjoy books based on myths and/or have a distinct fairy tale feel to them then you need to check out this book. I knew very little about this particular myth but I found it to be very accessible and I loved the story – I cannot comment on how closely this book follows the story of the myth though.
  • Although quite slow in pace at times, the story is compelling throughout. Marillier does a fantastic job at weaving all of the plot threads together. I loved every second of reading this story. 
  • The writing is fantastic. From the very first chapter I was drawn into the story and world. This was my first book by this author and I found it so easy to settle into the flow of the writing. 
  • This book contains a wonderful cast of characters. Sorcha is the fantastic main protagonist – her development through this book is so well done. The story is told from Sorcha’s view alone. The secondary characters are also incredibly well written. 
  • This book is one of my favourites and I cannot recommend it highly enough. It is one of those books that I will always be able to reread.

That’s all for today. As you can probably tell Daughter of the Forest is one of my favourite books and I thought it was about time I reviewed it. I’m sorry the review is a bit short but I wanted to get something out for you guys. Have you guys read this book? I’d love to know what you thought. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.


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