Published by Del Rey on May 19th 2015
“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 her.
But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose.
If you follow my blog you know I have been having a reading problem lately, just can’t seem to find any books that work for me. I was excited to read Uprooted…I now present you with my non-review because I don’t review DNF books….
*Sigh* I really tried, I really, really did. I was at 25% and just wished the tower that the “Dragon” and Agn..whatever her name is, would just BLOW UP and the story would be over! I couldn’t take these two. He was very unlikable and she was getting on my nerves. I am so bummed since everyone loved this book and of course I didn’t. It was so slow and at 25% I still wasn’t seeing the point of the story or what was going on. Character build didn’t seem to be happening and his name calling and just nasty attitude was a total turn off. Maybe I should have stuck around but I just couldn’t and the writing style or her use of wording was so hard to read. I really with all my heart wanted to LOVE this book but I didn’t, not even a little bit.
Have a great day and Happy Reading!