Kasia has been groomed all her life to be the next chosen. She is beautiful, graceful, and well-mannered; everything her best friend Agnieska is not. Agnieska loves her home, despite the ever-present malevolence of the Wood that borders her village. Clumsy, awkward, and stubborn, she too knows Kasia will be chosen, and already mourns the loss of her only friend.
When the choosing day arrives and The Dragon paces down the line of waiting girls it is Agnieska that causes him to pause. It is Agnieska that The Dragon, grudgingly, takes. Whether she wants to or not, Agnieska is about to find out what happens in that tower.
Uprooted. Novik, Naomi. New York: Random House Publishing, 2015. Publication Date: May 19, 2015. 5 Stars
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts and opinions expressed in the review are mine alone.