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Why You Need to Read: “Uprooted”

Uprooted By: Naomi Novik Published: May 19, 2015 Genre: Fantasy/Fractured Fairy Tale or Fairy Tale Retelling/Coming-of-Age Story             The Dragon didn’t always take the prettiest girl, but he always took the most special one, somehow: if there was one girl who was far and away the prettiest, or the most bright, or the best dancer, or… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Uprooted”

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Why You Need to Read: “Spinning Silver”

Spinning Silver By: Naomi Novik Published: July 10, 2018 Genre: Fantasy/Folklore/Fairy Tale Retellings   PLEASE NOTE: The following contains spoilers from this novel. You have been warned. So we knew that the Staryk had not given us a purse of silver to be kind. I couldn’t think why they had left it, yet there it was… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Spinning Silver”