Book Challenge: Favorite Cliché and Standalone

It’s been about a week since I’ve last talked about Uprooted by Naomi Novik (see book hangover post about four rows down), so let’s talk about it again! 😁 This was one of my favorite books of last year and I highly recommend it if you enjoy fairytale retellings and lyrical writing. .

#livelaughbooksnovember Favorite Cliché and Standalone: If you’re nervous about reading Uprooted because it might be part of a series, don’t be! It’s a standalone fantasy! It’s a nice read if you’re in the mood for just a standalone, but it might leave you wanting more because it’s so good. As far as favorite clichès, I love it when characters are thought to be ordinary, but then they are put in an extraordinary situation and discover there is something special about themselves. Whether it’s where they’re from, who they are, and/if they have a magical ability, I love stories about the orphan/ordinary/plain/weak character developing into something more and discovering their secret talent.


#lilbookishnovember Favorite Book title: I have to admit, this title is so perfect for this story. It has so many meanings besides the obvious. It stands for Neiska having to leave her home to live with The Dragon and also the Wood in the story.


#inkinthebooknovember Cover love! Books with faces! This is actually an illustrated cover, but I still love how Neiska, the main character is portrayed here. There are additional illustrations on the cover that carry some significance in the story. I love details like this!

#watermelanerdsnovember (Belated) Book lovers day! This is a perfect book to celebrate on Book lovers day!


I hope you’re all having a wonderful Sunday. I was able to catch up on some photo challenges and do a little planning and reading. My good friend is coming over to hang out. What are you all up to? 


#uprooted #naominovik #fantasy #yafantasy #fairytaleretelling


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