Uprooted

438 pages

English language

Published Oct. 6, 2015

ISBN:
978-0-8041-7903-4
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4 stars (29 reviews)

Uprooted is a 2015 high fantasy novel written by Naomi Novik.The book is a standalone novel, like Spinning Silver, but unlike Novik's other fantasy series.

5 editions

Super roman dans son ensemble !

4 stars

J'ai adoré le personnage principal et sa relation avec son amie. Là où il y aurait pu avoir de la jalousie entre Kasia et Agnieszka parce que cette dernière à été choisie alors que tout portait à croire que ce serait Kasia, il y avait à la place de la solidarité et une très belle amitié. J'aime bien (⁠◍⁠•⁠ᴗ⁠•⁠◍⁠)⁠✧⁠*⁠。

L'histoire est sympa aussi. Droite au but, le monde sert au scénario et le scénario sert au monde. Le Worldbuilding n'est peut-être pas ultra développé mais il est cohérent et surtout suffisamment expliqué pour que les difficultés et le solutions d'Agnieszka ne ressemblent à des Deus Ex Machina. Donc très bien pour moi, il m'a fait rêver (⁠◕⁠ᴗ⁠◕⁠✿⁠)

Pour ce qui est de l'écriture, rien à redire. C'est compréhensible, c'est lisible, c'est pas compliqué à lire et ça m'a fait autant rêver que le monde donc pouce en l'air pour cette …

'Uprooted' by Naomi Novik

4 stars

This book is very, very close to perfect. Novik's prose is stunning. Reading Uprooted felt like watching the Howl's Moving Castle movie again. In fact, this book felt very similar to Howl's Moving Castle, with a bit more of the plot happening outside of the tower.

The characters in this book were stunning. I thought Sarkan was goofy in the best way possible (he's the most serious character ever, lol), and adored Kasia. Even the villain was written so beautifully I felt her connections to the valley in the way I feel connected to my own home. There are so many themes of love and connection in this book that reading it filled me with so much joy. It was genuinely difficult to put down, that hasn't happened to me in ages.

I've read some other reviews for this book (the one-stars seem popular) and I definitely see where they're …

My book of the month!

5 stars

I added Uprooted to my TBR list two and a half years ago when a now-defunct book blog raved about it. I was intrigued by the synopsis and their enthusiasm, but promptly got distracted with other books and forgot all about it. What a mistake! When I finally got to reading Uprooted this week, I absolutely loved every page. Essentially a young adult/adult fairytale, Uprooted is set in a richly detailed land of witches and wizards, malevolent forests, and tiny village communities. Its era is that any-time of Grimm fairy tales and Novik's story, although newly written, has a wonderfully timeless quality.

Agnieszka is a refreshingly different female lead - untidy and clumsy, talented and self willed. I appreciated seeing her mature throughout the novel, but growing in to her own woman - not becoming a painted clone of idealised femininity! Despite men holding the positions of power in this …

what a blast

5 stars

Initially took me a few days to get started (probably too tired), but then finished it in a couple of days. Really fun inner dialog of main character, nice pace and very nice first encounter with this author (I know, I know, I'm late to the party and now have to read all her other books..)

Review of 'Uprooted' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Dark woods, a questionable wizard, a troubled kingdom, a witch learning her power, and a friend.

Novik's work is quick-paced, centered on the heroine, Agnieszka, and how she learns and develops her powers. While contending with callous wizards. Oh, and trying to convince them that, no, really, that dark forest really should be dealt with, and now would be very good, thank you very much.

Features lots of twists and surprises, and much more enjoyable than Novik's His Majesty's Dragon.

Review of 'Uprooted' on 'Goodreads'

No rating

This book has many of the fairytale elements I love. However, I devoured the book to distract myself, and in turn got distracted from the book, so I'm not sure if I didn't like some of the action scenes because I didn't follow them or the other way around.
I found myself surprised by loving the magic in this story even though it seems like a very soft magic in terms of the rules for how it works, how random it is for what it can and cannot do. I guess it comes down to very craft-full foreshadowing in that the magic never felt Deus-ex-y.
I love me some tree people though.

Review of 'Uprooted' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

This book reminds me of Trudy Canavan's Magicians Trilogy. I thought it was supposed to be some kind of fairy-tale-mashup-retelling thing but I seem to have gotten that wrong. It's the classic fantasy coming of age story as oh so many others with very little unpredictable things happening. Young girl is taken away from her family, discovers - unsurprisingly - that she has magical talent, falls in love with her teacher (seems to be a trope that is starting to weird me out), blunders around in the big (city) politics for a while but eventually manages to save the day and beat back the big bad wood. Voilà happy ending. It wasn't written badly, but there was also little to set the story apart from others. It's a short, somewhat entertaining read, and a couple of sex scenes that made me wonder about the target audience for a while.

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