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Tag: naomi novik

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Boarding School Stories FTW

I’ve found myself reading a lot of books set in boarding schools recently. I’ve always enjoyed this kind of setting, maybe its appeal stems from when, as a teenager, I daydreamed of being sent away to a more exciting place, with new opportunities for friendship,…

5 Star, Fantasy

Spinning Silver

It completely passed me by that Naomi Novik’s Uprooted was based on Beauty and the Beast, but Spinning Silver is clearly inspired by Rumpelstiltskin, yet also so much more. Miryem is the moneylender’s daughter, her father being far too nice for the profession. When she…

Fantasy

Uprooted

Agnieszka lives in a small village in the valley, bordering on the corrupted lands of the Wood. No one willingly enters the Wood, and if they are taken, they would be fortunate not to return. Those who do, come back changed, corrupted like the Wood…