Shelf Control – January 18, 2018

Shelf ControlShelf Control is a weekly feature from Bookshelf Fantasies!  The goal is to take a look at the books that are already released that you own but have not read yet.  I have MANY that fall under that category so this feature is perfect for me.  Check out Lisa’s inaugural post for more details!

WOW! It has been a very long time since my last one of these posts! Oops! One of my main goals for the year is to concentrate on my own unread books so I have made a list of my priority TBR which consists of many books that have been untouched for a year or more.


22544764Title: Uprooted
Author:
   Naomi Novik
Published: Published May 19th 2015 by Del Rey
Length: 438 Pages

Goodreads Summary: “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.

How I Got It: I bought it.

When I Got It: September 2016 but added to TBR August 2015

Why I Want To Read It: I’ve heard so many good things about this book! I’m a big high fanstasy lover and this one sounds like it is totally up my alley.

Have any of you read this book?  What did you think of it?

6 thoughts on “Shelf Control – January 18, 2018

  1. I LOVED this book! I listened to the audiobook (which is terrific), and loved it so much that I had to buy myself a copy when I finished. I’ll definitely be returning to this one in the future. Great choice!

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