Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik


Series: Stand-Alone

Author: Naomi Novik

Genre: YA, Fairy Tail, Fantasy, Romance

Published Date: May 19th 2015 by Del Rey

Format: Hard Cover

Source: Library



“Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he’s still a man, and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years. He protects us against the Wood, and we’re grateful, but not that grateful.”

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.

Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows—
everyone knows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her.

But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose

My Thoughts

Uprooted was an absolute refreshing and brilliant book for me, and I have to say it is by far my favorite 2015 book. I really don't read a lot of fantasy book because I am scare to read there complex world. But I absolutely loved and enjoyed Uprooted that I can't wait to read more fantasy books in the near feature. Now I was kind of undecided to read Uprooted because one it is a fantasy book and like I said before I don't read a lot of fantasy books, second this book was really hyped up. And I was really afraid that the hyped was going to ruin the book for me. But when I hear that it was a Beauty And The Best Re-Telling I had to check it out of the library, because I absolutely love fairy tail re-telling. Now Uprooted does have a few aspects of Beauty And The Best and it is very fairy tail esqs but it also has some aspects of Howl's Moving Castle. Which I have not read yet and I am going to read next because I totally loved Uprooted. But I really loved the world and the plot of Uprooted which both were very refreshing and new to me. I absolutely loved all the characters especially Agnieszka (Nieszka) and Sarken (The Dragon). I also really loved the friendship with Agnieszka and her best friend Kasia they both truly have a beautiful and unbreakable bond that they would help and save each other in any why possible. There are some romance in Uprooted but it is not the main focused in this amazing book which I don't mind at all and I really liked that part from the book. Now I don't want to go into to much details about Uprooted because I think everybody knows what it is about. But if you haven't it is about a small villages that lives around a corrupted Woods that is full of malevolent power and dangerous creatures, and the only person the villages rely on to keep the power at bay in the woods is on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon. But he demands a terrible price for his help one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years. And the village including Agnieszka thought the dragon was going to take her best friend Kasia but they all were absolutely wrong. And here is where I am going to leave it off at with out spoiling anybody. I do recommend Uprooted to all my fellow readers if you into fantasy and fairy tail esqs books. If you love books like that than this book is for you and you won't regret reading this book. Until Next Time My Friends.

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About The Author

An avid reader of fantasy literature since age six, when she first made her way through The Lord of the Rings, Naomi Novik is also a history buff with a particular interest in the Napoleonic era and a fondness for the work of Patrick O’Brian and Jane Austen. She studied English literature at Brown University, and did graduate work in computer science at Columbia University before leaving to participate in the design and development of the computer game Neverwinter Nights: Shadow of Undrentide. Over the course of a brief winter sojourn spent working on the game in Edmonton, Canada (accompanied by a truly alarming coat that now lives brooding in the depths of her closet), she realized she preferred writing to programming, and on returning to New York, decided to try her hand at novels.

Naomi lives in New York City with her husband and six computers. Her website is at

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