Ebook, 480 Pages
YA/ Fantasy/ Retellings
By: Naomi Novik
Rating: 🌟🌟 (DNF @25%)
“A robber who steals a knife and cuts himself cannot cry out against the woman who kept it sharp.”
🌟 I was so excited for this book because I wanted to read a book by Naomi for so long now. Uprooted is one of the oldest books in my TBR. I didn’t know the tale of Rumpelstiltskin so I read it before this out in preparation for this. Then I saw that this was a big book and I didn’t know how the author is going to retell such a short story in all those pages.
🌟 I started this and was a bit confused by the continuous change in POVs, I wish that it was written in 3rd Person because it would have been better. The story started kind of interesting but it was so slow. This is a loose retelling but I could see what she was trying to achieve. And the retelling of the original series almost finished at the point I DNF at. So I don’t know what the rest of the book is about.
🌟 I lost interest in the story and so went to the reviews to see if others had the same opinions as me but No, I was the only one! I found some 3 and 3.5 stars reviews but no 2 stars, no DNFs so I decided to read a bit more but not much happened.
🌟This was a review I wrote before reading Uprooted, I wanted to give the author another chance. I put up posting this one to be fair to the author which I discovered is just not for me. I am always happy to see authors succeed and flourish even if I don’t like their books and this case is no different!