Book Review: “Uprooted” by Naomi Novik

In my First Impression Friday post about this book, I said how I was annoyed with the main character's constant clumsiness, and predicted that it actually meant she'd be super strong in whatever the Dragon had taken her for, and I was correct. She's clumsy because (paraphrasing) there's so much magic inside her that she … Continue reading Book Review: “Uprooted” by Naomi Novik

Book Review: “A Deadly Education” by Naomi Novik

My First Impression Friday musings were correct: our main character, El (short for Galadriel), is snappy and rude with everyone she comes across, because she holds a giant grudge against the rest of humanity for not helping her when she was young and she encountered her first "mal" - creatures that prey on those with … Continue reading Book Review: “A Deadly Education” by Naomi Novik

First Impression Friday: “A Deadly Education” by Naomi Novik

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik was October's book club book for the Fantastic Stranglings Book Club, led by Jenny Lawson over at The Bloggess. I, unfortunately, was in full wedding-stress-meltdown-panic mode, and a such I just picked up this book this week. From BookShop: I decided that Orion Lake needed to die after the … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “A Deadly Education” by Naomi Novik