Thursday, 2 June 2016
Review: Uprooted - Naomi Novik
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
This book! This book was awesome. Everyone should read this book.
I completely devoured this book, too fast in fact. I wish I could have drawn it out longer but I was consumed with needing to read it and read it at all hours of the night! I have never read anything by Naomi Novik before but I can guarantee you I am going to pick up the first of her Temeraire series as soon as possible.
There wasn't much I didn't like about this book. I don't want to go too much in to the details as most of it is left vague by the blurb and it's better that way. But suffice to say that within the first few pages of this book I had already been drawn in so far and I knew immediately that I had picked up something fantastic.
The main characters were well thought out, multifaceted and dynamic. Their interactions were all of the things: charming, funny, heart warming, heart rending and compelling. I especially loved how the characters stayed true to form - totally consistent with themselves - and didn't suddenly change or have unrealistic character growth just because of *love*.
The Wood as a character in itself was so cleverly built and was always a creeping darkness lingering in the back of my mind as I read. There was a little romance, although it was far from the central feature but I found it believable and I found myself begging for more; more for me and more for my beloved characters.
I couldn't predict where this was going, and I loved following all the little turns on the path through to the end.
If this book even remotely catches your eye, READ IT! It's worth it