Thursday, May 28, 2015

Book Review: Uprooted

UprootedUprooted by Naomi Novik
Publication Date: May 19, 2015 by Del Ray
Source: Netgalley review copy

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.

I can't believe this book is only 400something pages, because I feel like I've been reading it for a year, and I'm only about halfway done. I'm just so bored. I don't care about any of it. Most of the reviews I've seen of this one are glowing, so I think it's one of those you'll either love or not like at all. If you like very descriptive and wordy books, you'd be much more likely to appreciate this book.


  1. That is too bad. The cover is so gorgeous, but I guess this is one those classic "don't judge a book by it's cover" things.

    1. I think it just wasn't my style, since so many others loved it. I do really like the cover, though.