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Cold Iron

This is a thoroughly enjoyable book, with solid, believable characters, absorbing action, and sprawling scope.

The Book of Life: A Novel

In general I was satisfied with how the book ended and was more than happy with how the series evolved, but I just wanted more.

An Ember in the Ashes

The decidedly Roman-with-a-twist vibe of the world of An Ember in the Ashes really worked for me and I found both Laia’s and Elias’ respective story arcs quite interesting.

The Liar's Key

Magnificent, and highly recommended.

City of Stairs

City of Stairs was a highly enjoyable book and I’d recommend it to anyone that appreciates world building and complicated histories being built into a narrative.

The Philosopher Kings

There’s still more talk than action, but enough happens that the end result is a satisfying conclusion, with room for more if desired.

The Philosopher Kings

Where The Just City invited argument, dialogue, thought experiment, The Philosopher Kings sets out explanations, explorations, certainties and resolutions in ways that can't help but feel insufficient and unsatisfying.


Uprooted is truly an enchanted forest, whose beautiful, sylvan paths twist and turn in unknown directions, and I have no intention of providing any hints as to where those trails lead. This is one forest you will want to get lost in.

An Ember in the Ashes

Overall this was a debut story that I enjoyed for its fast-paced plot, and engaging characters. It didn’t quite re-invent the wheel but what the author does is present a story that has a fresh touch to it and is well written within its genre confines.


If you’re a reader who enjoys smart coming-of-age fantasy adventures, you’ll have a blast with Uprooted. But you may find that you harbor your own fantasy—that Novik had uprooted this story from its overflowing single volume and let it spread its wings.


Uprooted is not only a perfect book but also a perfect book for me. I have nothing whatsoever to criticize here. I wholeheartedly recommend it as one of the best books I read this year, lately, ever.

The Grace of Kings

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and look forward to more from Liu soon.

Bookreporter : Uprooted (May 30, 2015)

On the whole, I found this novel both captivating and intelligent.... Novik has created a wonderfully rich, complex world described in radiant language that reminds me of another piece of my youth: an embroidered peasant blouse, glowing with color and intricate stitches.

The Silver Witch

The Silver Witch is a perfectly acceptable novel for someone looking for a very light fantasy/romance novel.


If you're looking for something dark and thrilling to read, please read Sarah Pinborough's Charm, because it offers you style, originality and good prose in a beautiful package.


Moving, heart-breaking, and thoroughly satisfying, Uprooted is the fantasy novel I feel I've been waiting a lifetime for. Clear your schedule before picking it up, because you won't want to put it down.

The Silver Witch

Overall though I did like this book and felt that it was ‘good’, it didn’t blow my mind but it was good and I would continue reading more books by her.

Day Shift

I liked this book better than the first because we got right into the mystery but I am hoping that in future books, Harris adds more of a romance angle for readers looking for that sort of thing.

The Gospel of Loki

Harris manages to sweep centuries of Norse lore into a condensed novel that reads both like a compendium of myths and a piece of contemporary fiction.

The Gospel of Loki

If not exactly fresh, certainly a rich, in-depth addition to the modern mythic canon.