Uprooted Book Review

Uprooted Book Cover Uprooted
Naomi Novik
Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction
May 19th 2015
Paperback
435

A dark enchantment blights the land

Agnieszka loves her village, set in a peaceful valley. But the nearby enchanted forest casts a shadow over her home. Many have been lost to the Wood and none return unchanged. The villagers depend on an ageless wizard, the Dragon, to protect them from the forest's dark magic. However, his help comes at a terrible price. A young woman must serve him for ten years, leaving all she values behind.

Agnieszka fears her dearest friend Kasia will be picked at the next choosing, for she is everything Agnieszka is not - beautiful, graceful and brave. Yet when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he takes.

 
This book is beautiful

I have owned this book for a long time and after posting my current TBR onto Twitter, this was the one that got suggested, so I went for it. I loved it so much.

From the first chapter, I knew I would be enjoying this book. Super magical and lyrically written. From the start of Uprooted, I was excited. One of my weaknesses in books is stories based in creepy woods. Uprooted is exactly that book for me. Super filled with mythology and folklore, it is my style of a book. There are moments that made me laugh and the plot kept me gripped throughout. The romance elements in Uprooted are also enjoyable to me because it stems from the love/hate trope that I am a huge sucker for.

“What an unequaled gift for disaster you have.” 
The character dynamics are also so intriguing and charming. The relationship and character building between Agnieszka and the Dragon are superb and makes the whole book in my opinion. They are the driving force throughout the story and Agnieszka’s character development is one that I adore. The friendship between Agnieszka and Kasia is also incredibly heart-warming and made Uprooted so charming.

Overall this is a thoroughly well-thought-out book that will have you struggling to put it down. It lived up to the hype for me!

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