Uprooted - Naomi Novik

Every once in a blue moon, buying a book because of the gorgeous cover actually works out for me. (Which is probably why I keep doing it against my better judgment.)


This book is sooooo good!


“The power in the Wood isn’t some blind hating beast; it can think and plan, and work towards its own ends. It can see into the hearts of men, all the better to poison them.”


Uprooted has an amazing Brothers Grimm fairy tale vibe, weaving magic, suspense, horror, and a little romance into a tapestry every bit as gorgeous as the cover promises. This is one of those times that I want to gush about how much I loved the characters and their journeys, but I can’t find the words. I don’t even want to try. I just want to bask in this good-book afterglow.


One thing I will say, though, is that Agnieszka’s name is pronounced ag-NYESH-kah, which, being wholly ignorant in the pronunciation of Polish names, I thought would have been REALLY nice to know BEFORE I got to the Acknowledgments at the end of the book. So there you go. I saved you a Google search. ;)


I read this for the Halloween Bingo 2018 Cryptozoologist square.