Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #9 ♥ Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by Jill over by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights releases we're eagerly awaiting the most.

Uprooted 
Naomi Novik

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  • Publisher: Del Rey (May 19, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804179034
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  • Synopsis: “Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he’s still a man, and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years. He protects us against the Wood, and we’re grateful, but not that grateful.” Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood. The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows—everyone knows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save he. But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose.

  • *Note: The publisher has noticed this post and has offered me a review copy!


Top 5 reasons I want to read this:

  1. ♥The premise. Wow, how wonderful does the premise sound though? I would really love to read this one, it's a concept that is similar to other books but still unique in it's own. It's fantasy of course, and most of the time they work. This does sound a bit familiar to Richelle Mead's upcoming release Soundless. I hope when the Dragon takes women for their service, it's not because he's offering them something better. I read too many of those already and the female falls in love.. NO, I need a negative character.
  2. Beautiful Cover:  The cover is quite pretty & also a bit creepy.. It kind of reminds me of an old books' cover. The girl looks a bit ordinary, so that's refreshing that she's not insanely beautiful. I shall snag a copy of this soon!
  3. I'm eagerly awaiting for this book to come out soon, I hope it does live up to the hype of it. It has great reviews on Goodreads already and a lot of my blogging buddies enjoyed this one as well.
  4. ♥The male lead. I like the sound of anti-heroes! Wizards are pretty badass, I want to meet this wizard a.k.a Dragon. I hope there is some kind of romance here. I just hope the wizard is not some 60 year old man like one book has misleaded me..
  5. Publishing Company. It's going to be published by Random House, and usually their books are good.





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    54 comments:

    1. This one is new to me. It sounds really good. I hope you enjoy reading it.
      My WoW

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    2. This is new to me but I agree, it looks like it will be a great read! I hope you end up loving it!

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    3. This sounds wonderful! I'm definitely excited to read it. Great pick! Thanks for stopping by Michelle's Minions!

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    4. This sounds wonderful! I'm definitely excited to read it. Great pick! Thanks for stopping by Michelle's Minions!

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    5. Argh, blogger ate my comment! Anyway, Aimee's waiting for this too and now I'm intrigued especially since I heard the great reviews it's been getting. Also, I hard that the male lead is awesome <3

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      1. Aaah, sorry about that! & I know, I just saw Aimee's post as well :) I hope we all enjoy this one ♥

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    6. This one sounds really interesting! This is the first I've heard of it and I've never read anything by this author either! LOVE the cover! I hope you get to read this soon! :)

      Here's my WoW!

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      1. Thank you Tracy, the cover is very pretty! ♥

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    7. This book is new to me, but it sounds great! Thanks for visiting my post!

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      1. Thank you for dropping by Lizzie ♥

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    8. Sounds interesting! I'm curious about what happens when they are chosen by the Dragon. What terrible things occur in his service. I'll have to add this to my reading list. Thanks for stopping by my post!

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      1. I know, that's the interesting part! Thank you Stina ♥

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    9. Haha! I'm totally with you, I hope it's not some 60 year old man so that there can be a romance there. I love the sounds of this one, it sounds EPIC! Awesome pick! :)

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      1. Haha yes, I hope the romance is as good as everyone has been saying it is. Thank you Katie :)♥

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    10. I just got this one on Netgalley and I am super excited to start reading it!

      <3 Caitlin | Weezled

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      1. Aaah, lucky you :) Off to Netgalley now !

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    11. I hadn't heard about this one before. But that cover looks cool in a retro way and it mentions dragons. (Even if he is a wizard.) You're right, he does sound a bit antihero like, which is my favorite. So I'll have to check this book out for sure.

      Great pick!

      Dreams @ Once Upon A Dream Books

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      1. Thank you ♥ & I know, I kind of love books with anti-heroes. I just hope it's good.

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    12. Huh. Never heard of this one! I hope you enjoy this book when you read it :)

      Thanks for visiting my blog!

      Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    13. Male anti-hero..wizard..heck yes Bring it! You have me excited too

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      1. Hehe yay! I'm so hyped about these books :)

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    14. I am so excited about this. I've loved Naomi Novik's work for a few years now (she's an amazing writer and super awesome at creating fantasy worlds) and, um, could not be more thrilled that she's writing something new. Eeeeeeeee!

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      1. Aaah, I haven't read her work before, but I do want to give this novel a go! :)

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    15. I'm curious about those badass wizards ;-) I haven't heard of this book before now but it sounds interesting.

      A nice WoW! Sharon – Obsession with Books

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      1. I agree, I love reading about wizards ♥

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    16. I've never heard of this before, but it sounds really good. I hope you get to read, and enjoy, it soon. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my WoW earlier. :)

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    17. Totally new to me but I like the sound of it! I guess this could be really, really good! I hope you'll enjoy it! :D

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    18. I haven't heard of this one before but it does sound really interesting. I am worried that the Dragon may turn out to be kind of like The Darkling, who I really dislike and don't find attractive in the slightest. Hopefully this one will be a little different! Thanks for sharing.

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      1. I haven't heard of the book you are speaking of, but I heard the male interest in the book is amazing ♥

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    19. I am SO waiting on this one right along with you Benish^^ I've heard nothing but good things about it so far and the premise sounds right up my alley :D GREAT pick, I hope you love it when you get your hands on it!! xx

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      1. Aaaah yess I hope we both enjoy this one :) ♥

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    20. I like the sound of this one too Benish! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

      Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    21. Agree, the cover is gorgeous and creepy! :)

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    22. I have this one as an eARC (thank you for reminding me) and the story and writing are lovely, except that it can get pretty wordy :/ It's REALLY dense, but it's okay as it was still pretty good, just a bit tiring sometimes. Hopefully you'll love this one, Benish!

      Faye at The Social Potato

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      1. Aaah, you're so lucky & really? Aaah, that's kind of disappointment - although, I still want to check it out soon :)

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    23. I don't think there will be any romance in this one or at least not with the wizard because every ten years he seeks a woman's help for service unless he's immortal and young. Because he didn't pick her friend, I'm assuming he must be looking for someone to help him with the wood. Like he picks people with a power inside maybe? I'm very interested in Uprooted. Thanks for making me aware of it. The cover is very old timey pretty (:

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      1. Hmm, that is an interesting take. I haven't heard of that side before though. Thank you Adriana ♥

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    24. Oh my goodness this cover is MAGICAL. So gorgeous. First I'm hearing about it, but I'm awaiting your review to see how it lives up to the premise :D

      Sarah @ One Curvy Blogger

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      1. Yesss, I know how amazing is the cover! It looks very retro which I like ♥

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    25. I just heard of this one a week or two ago, and it sounds AWESOMEE! Oh my gosh. Must have it. Luckily, we're just a couple of weeks away! :D Great pick!

      Rachel @ Paper Cuts

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      1. Aaah yes, Rachel I do hope this one is as amazing as it sounds ♥

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    26. Oh, Benish! I just noticed this post! How could I have missed it? I don't know...... I'm waiting on this book, too! Although I have not featured it in any WOW post, I HAVE featured it on my "Shelf Candy Saturday" weekly meme, because that cover is SO beautiful!! But, of course, I also love the plot!

      It would be so nice for you and me to compare notes on this novel! I congratulate you on your GREAT pick!! : )

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      1. Aaaah, glad you are waiting on it as well <3 I shall be reviewing this one very soon ! :) Hope to compare notes as well.

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