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Review | Uprooted by Naomi Novik

I eagerly delved into Naomi Novik's standalone fantasy, having heard rave reports of her Temeraire series for years, but for some reason having not read them. It's often easier for me to dive into a standalone with a new author than it is a series it seems. The blurbs from luminaries such as Tamora Pierce and Maggie Stiefvater (and the comparisons to my beloved Robin McKinley) did not hurt things one bit. And the opening chapter is absolute perfection. I knew I was in for something special right off the bat. And, having finished Uprooted, I stand by my feelings that it is something special and absolutely worth your time and money investment, even if my overall impression came off not quite as glowing and awed as I might have hoped. It's worth taking a moment to admire that beautiful cover. My, how I love it. And the UK edition is glorious in a very different way. Lucky book, to be so beautifully packaged on both sides of the pond.
Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes…

Lakeside Reading, or Angie's Top Eight Summer TBR Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted @ The Broke and the Bookish
So it's time tomorrow to head off for parts north. Every other year, DH's family gathers lakeside for a family reunion full of sand, sun, and late-night card games. I for one am eager to get out of town, kick back in a beach chair, and lose myself in some solid summer reads. These are the books I'll be taking with me, and I gotta say—I'm pretty dang excited about my prospects. Have you read any of them already? Yea or nay? Any of these on your TBR as well? 


 Three days, four nights, eight books. I call that perfection.