Why I love Juliet Marillier
I will try to keep this brief! Basically, Juliet Marillier’s books, “Daughter of the Forest” and “Son of the Shadows”, saved my life. They served as a distraction during a difficult time in my life, and they got me out of bed every day. They gave me a purpose and I learned about courage, confidence, and found faith in myself. I read them for the first time 10 years ago, when I was 14 years old. I used to sleep with them under my pillow.
And in fact, when I was “in trouble” as a teenager if I misbehaved, my mom would take away these two books, rather than ban me from watching television or my phone, like most moms had to do with their kids. The bond that I developed with these two particular books have spanned over a decade now, and I revisit them at least twice a year, usually midsummer and midwinter…. :)