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    Fantastic

    I was enchanted. I don't want to say to much but that there were times I HAD to put the book down because it was too intense. The build up was fantastic and the stories and backstories intertwined beutifully. A wonderful, magical, sorrowful and joyful tail.
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    Delightful Fairytale

    The novel has an abundance of charm to draw you into the story. It reminded me of the fairytales I read as a child, full of wonder at the adventure to be had in the forest. The mystery of the Wood is revealed slowly, and misunderstood except by a girl who belongs there.
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    Abuse is not love

    It is rare that I give a book 1 star, especially a book I’ve finished reading. I was so excited to read this, given the reviews and the news that Ellen Degeneres has optioned it. What a disappointment. I might have given it 2 or 2.5 stars because I did manage to finish it and it was creative, plus I like the message about destroying nature. However, I cannot condone a story that romanticizes verbal and emotional abuse the way the Dragon berates, belittles, and insults Agnieszka from the moment they meet, especially when the book is targeted to young and impressionable readers. That is not love! Aside from that, I found it rambling & drawn-out. The magical system was non-existent, and Agnieszka was the epitome of a special snowflake Mary Sue. There was no character development, nor did I care for either of the main characters. I won’t read another book by this author.
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    Fantastic

    Great story and characters. Wish it was longer. The best of her books in my opinion
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    Carolyn's review

    I have found a new author for my booklist. First book I have read by Naomi Novik, will not be my last. Extremely entertaining and captivating, hard to put down. Originally bought for my daughter for a birthday present, because I thought it looked interesting, only to have her convince me to read it myself. If you like magic, castles, and everything that goes with them, this is a book to read.
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