It’s a story of long winters, debts owed, monstrous humans, and monsters who may be more human than they seem. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. It was intriguing with lots of twists and turns. Miryem is the … love it. After reading Uprooted I knew I could expect this, so it didn’t bother me. So I was incredibly excited about Spinning Silver. And I just wasn’t sure where it was going. I’d highly recommend it to all fantasy lovers! Bec is an Aussie blogger and reader who loves all types of novels. As with Uprooted, I loved the magical slow burn when it came to the story and how Naomi Novik takes time to construct the detailed world and the characters within them. So I’m still keen to try. I wasn’t like the biggest fan of Uprooted, but I can’t actually remember WHY now, which makes me feel bad. All Rights Reserved. However, Irina soon learns that the tsar has demons to face, and has to devise a plan to save the country from him.

You can usually find me fangirling about books on my various social media channels including Twitter. But I didn’t like it as much as Uprooted, unfortunately. I’m talking about maybe 1 or 2 lines of conversation per page. I absolutely adore the cover, and even more so, the female support that you talked about. Her mother’s Staryk ancestry proves to be helpful not only in evading him but in bargaining to keep his demons satisfied.

A big and meaty novel, rich in both ideas and people, with the vastness of Tolkien and the empathy and joy in daily life of Le Guin.”—The New York Times Book Review “Gorgeous, complex, and magical . But this reputation of being able to turn silver into gold draws the attention of the cold creatures that haunt the wood. October 11, 2018 October 10, 2018. If I’m not binge reading, I’m usually gaming, trying to take decent photos for bookstagram, or freaking out about silly things. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik Mogsy’s Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Genre: Fantasy Series: Stand Alone Publisher: Del Rey (July 10, 2018) Length: 480 pages Author Information: Website | Twitter I know I'm in the minority here, but I didn’t… Please consider supporting Happy Indulgence through using the affiliate links below to make a purchase.

I live with my boyfriend and our  2 crazy kitties. wonderful review and pictures. That’s why today I want to talk about Spinning Silver, by Naomi Novik. Spinning Silver definitely encompasses all the aspects of a traditional fairytale, mixing in culture and mythology from the authors ancestry, and yet still manages to be a completely unique story in itself. There were a couple brief mentions of rape (Irina's grea…more While there is fighting and character death, there is nothing violently or sexually explicit. I love Spinning Silver so much Naomi is always so good at world building, I had no idea This story was inspired by the authors own family experience, this only makes me love It more! There was a total of 6 perspectives and that might be a bit too much. Hardening her heart, she sets out to retrieve what is owed, and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold.

Partly because of the many plot lines, but also because of the writing. Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders. I loved the fairytale icy kingdom it was set in along with the magical elements and the underlying story of friendship and female empowerment. As a Jewish moneylender, we see her navigate racism and segregation from the other townspeople and honour her beliefs, even when faced with the dangerous Staryk King. After reading (and loving) Naomi Novik’s Uprooted, I absolutely couldn’t wait to read Spinning Silver.

Ahh this is such a lovely review of this book!! 6 POVs is a bit daunting but then I remember Six of Crows had about that many and it worked.

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