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Advent Calendar Day 5: Uprooted

December 5, 2016

by Naomi Novik

“Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley.”

That’s a pretty awesome way to start a book. I’ve already talked about how much I love Uprooted, but it is still standing firm as one of my absolute favorite books and so I wanted to have it on the Advent Calendar this year.

What starts as a well written, but unsurprising Beauty and the Beast story grows into something altogether magical as Novik weaves elements of Polish folktales into the base story she has given herself.
There are more beautiful moments in this book than there are leaves on a tree and each one is just as full of life. If you have any fondness for fairytales, please, do yourself the service of picking this book up.

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