by Naomi Novik


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ISBN-13: 9780804179058
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 12,223
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Naomi Novik is the acclaimed author of the Temeraire series: His Majesty’s Dragon, Throne of Jade, Black Powder War, Empire of Ivory, Victory of Eagles, Tongues of Serpents, Crucible of Gold, Blood of Tyrants, and League of Dragons. She has been nominated for the Hugo Award and has won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, as well as the Locus Award for Best New Writer and the Compton Crook Award for Best First Novel. She is also the author of Uprooted and the graphic novel Will Supervillains Be on the Final? She lives in New York City with her husband Charles Ardai, the founder of Hard Case Crime, and their daughter, Evidence, surrounded by an excessive number of purring computers.

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Uprooted 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 99 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved fantasies and fairy tales for as long as I can remember. The summary of this book immediately caught my interest. I have a Nook and through that I read the sample offered, which is quite long for a book sample. It ended at such a great cliffhanger that I had to get it! The rest of the book was just as magical, detailed, enthralling, and funny as it was in the beginning. There were many twists that I did not see coming. The ending was very sweet and made me grin for about 10 minutes after finishing. If you enjoy fairy tales, I highly recommend this book. It is vastly different from anything I've ever read, and I will more likely than not reread it several times.
Caroles_Random_Life More than 1 year ago
5 Stars! I wish that I could give this book more than 5 stars because it was absolutely fantastic. Hands down, this was the best book that I have read so far this year. I started this book right before a really busy weekend of traveling which was a HUGE mistake. I say this because I just wanted to stay home and read this book once I started it. I didn't want to go to work. I didn't want to do anything else but live inside the pages of this book. This book had everything. It had magic, mystique, a vivid setting, compelling characters, and even a bit of romance. I almost felt like I was living inside a fairy tale, expect this story was better than your average fairy tale. This was a intricately plotted novel of fantasy that made me feel for the characters. The descriptions were incredibly vivid and the world building was seamless. I had expected this book to be aimed at a YA audience. The main character, Agnieszka, is a teenager herself but this book was really an adult novel. There was a lot of violence that I didn't expect going in and I think it added to the story for me but some of the descriptions could be troubling for younger teen. I loved so many of the characters. Agnieszka was everything I wish I had been as a 17 year old. She was tough and not easily intimidated. When she was chosen by the Dragon, she was surprised but she tried her best to do as expected. The Dragon became more likeable with every page and by the end of the book he found his way into my heart. Kasia was probably the toughest person in the story. I can't imagine how she can be so steady after all that she goes through in the book. I just love everything about how this book was written. I connected to the characters very quickly and the story pulled me in almost immediately. The pacing was incredibly well done and I don't think I found a single spot in the book that I found to be boring. The story took a few turns that were completely unexpected that kept everything very exciting. I love that this story came to a solid resolution. I am not sure if this is the beginning of a planned series or not. While I would welcome another story set in this world featuring these characters, I feel completely satisfied with this story. I would highly recommend this book to everyone. I really do think that this story will appeal to a very wide audience although it may not be appropriate for younger teens. This is the first book by Naomi Novik that I have read but I plan to check out her other books soon. I received a copy of this book from Random House - Del Ray via Edelweiss for the purpose of providing an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I stumbled across this in the nook shop while I was sifting through the new releases. I almost didn't even click on it! I am certainly not a teenager and I usually don't read things that look too YA. If you enjoy Sharon Shinn's 12 houses series or Summer at Castle Auburn, you will love this. The romance (if it can even truly be labeled that) was so real and mild that I would gladly recommend this book to anyone 13+. There is one sexual scene but it wasn't too racy in my opinion. I can't wait to dive in to more works from this author. Hopefully this will branch out (hehe) into a delightful series about the wood, and the people around it. Thanks Naomi Novik! Keep up the great writing. JT
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
There is only one power that stands between Agnieszka’s village and the evil of The Wood, and he is called the Dragon. Ancient wizard full of powerful magic, the Dragon rarely visits the village he protects. Once every ten years he requires a young maiden to serve him. She stays until the next choosing, but returning to her village is almost impossible, because each young woman is changed. It is time for the choosing and Agnieszka knows her best friend Kasia will be chosen, beautiful, brave and kind, but the quiet and scowling man doesn’t do the expected. He chooses the village’s most clumsy and tomboyish girl, Agnieszka. And the life she is brought into starts as a nightmare of epic proportions as the Dragon belittles her, mocks her and forces her to try magic, of which, she is certain, she has none. When danger raises its ugly head, only the bravery and the strength of one young woman who stumbles over her incantations, making a mockery of many of them and one mysterious wizard can stand against the hordes. In every heart lies a hero, but it can be awakened only when it hears its own call. Since I first read and re-read Temeraire’s tales, I have been a dyed in the wool Naomi Novik fan; hanging on every bit of news I would hear about “the next book.” Now I have another reason to await the words of a master of fantasy! Uprooted is like reading a childhood fairytale all grown up. A mysterious, stuffed shirt wizard and a free –spirited young woman , as unlikely of allies as ever could be play their parts beautifully, with touches of humor, a little defiant attitude and a whole lot of heart! Don’t be afraid to pick up this fairytale, it rings with passion, danger, bravery, dark myths and mysteries and the ultimate battle between good and evil. Now go, put it on your must read list…you'll be glad you did! I received an ARC edition from Random House Publishing Group - Del Rey Spectra in exchange for my honest review.
kiki76 More than 1 year ago
The author's creativity is amazing! Fantastic book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely lovely to read. Adventure, mystery, magic, battles, a little romance, likeable characters and suitably hissable villains. Everything you want from a fantasy novel. Just a darned good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful fairy tale style fantasy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a splendid read! I had the sample in my Nook library for a while. Yet, just as the wood and her power called to Neishka I was drawn to this book! I am hopeful for another story in this realm! ??????????
Anonymous 7 days ago
Feels like a great fairytale!
Anonymous 29 days ago
I really want to read another story from this series.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I came into this extremely wary, but at no point does this story falter or flounder. The plot is tight and precise, the characters likable and flawed, with just enough content in the overall book to satisfy. I will gladly reread it over and over again, and enjoy it every time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldnt put it down!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book continues to drag you further and further in to a story that continues to twist and turn in unpredictable and enchanting ways . The characters are both lovable and rich. The world-building is exceptional. The language and writing are an absolute joy to read. I completely recommend this book.
Janeite98 More than 1 year ago
Best book I have read this year! I absolutely love the world and the characters from this book. I can't stop thinking about them or this world. It will definitely be a re-read for years to come! My goal is to read everything Naomi Novik has written
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved everything about this novel. A great read
eclecticreaderCA More than 1 year ago
A beautiful story suitable for all ages. Exceptionally well written by a creative and talented writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book, I couldn't put it down!
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Another winner from Naomi Novik
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great story of magic, how vengeance starts, and how a wizard and a newly discovered witch conquer the unconquerable.
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I was captive from the moment i started reading. I think i stayed up to 4 or 5 am to finish it (much to my chagrin later that day at work). A whimsical and winding story that brings in bits and pieces of folklore, with a dash of romance. The writing reminds me of Patricia McKilip and i just love the personalities of the characters and the quality of the worldbuilding and culture. Hope to maybe see another entry in this world, even though it looks like a standalone.