Book in the last year…

Uprooted – Naomi Novak

This book took me a long time to finish… Not because it was a bad read actually it was really good. But because somethings just got in the way of my time.

I first picked this up last year in… I think September? It was one of those books that I picked up while browsing waterstones shelves and read the back of it to decide it I liked it. I liked the sounds of it enough to buy it.

I don’t think I started reading it straight away. I had another book I was reading at the time. But when I got to it I was uncertain about it.

The main character was clumsy (not as in the writing clumsy I mean the character). She somehow manages to get everything on herself, from frying eggs, to mud trails on a dress that shouldn’t even be possible. I might have missed the explanation as to why she was so messy and a clutz. It might have been the fact that she was a witch and quite an oddly talented one. Though in the story the other wizards and witches wouldn’t agree.

The story did, however, progress from that though I thought it was a little slow getting there. But had it gone any faster the book would have lost some of it’s detail. Somewhere in the middle it did get very interesting and exciting, and things started to click together.

The world was vast and well thought out, the magic was described clearly so at no point did I sit there and go… “What!?”. Each character went through changes.

Overall, it was a good journey to go through. I enjoyed it. Even if it did take me a while to get through it.