The Deepest Roots by Miranda Asebedo

The Deepest Roots

Cottonwood Hollow, Kansas, is a strange place. For the past century, every girl has been born with a special talent, like the ability to Fix any object, Heal any wound, or Find what is missing.Best friends Rome, Lux, and Mercy all have similar talents, but to them, their abilities often feel like a curse. Rome may be able to Fix anything she touches, but that won’t help her mom pay rent or make it any easier to confide in Lux and Mercy about wh...

Details The Deepest Roots

TitleThe Deepest Roots
Release DateSep 18th, 2018
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Magical Realism, Contemporary

Reviews The Deepest Roots

  • Hamad
    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book PrescriptionARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. "For my daughters, may you grow to be as brave as Rome, strong as Lux, and compassionate as Mercy"🌟 The above quote is the dedication of this book. Funny how after reading only this, I felt that I know the characters and could relate to them. A few pages in and I was hooked.🌟 Now when I ...
  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    My Experience: I started reading The Deepest Roots on 7/31/18 and finished it on 8/10/18. This book has great humor! I love the friendship and diversity. I love the strong female lead. I like the hints of romance. I like Red and Jett, good guys out of a bunch of bad ones. I love the cover of this book. I like the mom comparison between Lux and Rome. I like Emmeline’s story.This book is told in the first person point of view following Rome Galve...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    This is a hard one for me to review. I LOVED the setting and the whimsy, but all of the angst and unnecessary drama really took this down from what could have been a 5 to a 3. I still really enjoyed it, but I can’t ignore the hardcore eye rolls this caused me lol.
  • andrea caro
    TW - abuse, sexual assault, really smarmy and rapey comments by grown men to adult girls.Hard to really explain how much I love this book.The Deepest Roots is set in the town of Cottonwood Hollow, Kansas, where the girls grow up a little bit different. Each Cottonwood girl has an ability - they can Fix things, there are Enoughs who always have enough of whatever they need, there are Finders, Wits, and Sirens. Our story primarily follows three gir...
  • Hollis
    Part of being in a family is letting them into your tiny, narrow trailer that doesn't smell like cookies. It's showing them your deepest, darkest fears and letting them shine a little light on them.Though it took me eighty four years to read THE DEEPEST ROOTS, it wasn’t because I wasn’t enjoying it. This story is a little bit PRACTICAL MAGIC and a little bit something else I can’t think of at the moment (ugh this is the worst review ever an...
  • K.A.
    Once I picked up THE DEEPEST ROOTS, I didn't want to put it down. The story built like a train rolling down hill, and the deeper into the Cottonwood Hollow girls' lives I tangled, the more I never wanted to leave. Every page led to another mystery that begged to be solved. And the characters were sooo goood! So real and different, and I felt them all. I had no idea going in that this book had so many aspects of story I love: ghosts, girls with ma...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    “But this is one thing I will wish with my dying breath upon all the daughters of Cottonwood Hollow who follow mine: May they depend on each other; protect each other no matter what the cost… May they be blessed with the strength to survive here.” This wasn’t really what I was expecting and I don’t love it as much as I thought I would, but it was still an enjoyable read. TheDeepest Roots follows best friends Rome, Lux, and Mercy - thre...
  • Jane
    3.5 stars. I loved the writing style and fabulist elements, and the focus on friendship. But I just can’t overlook the fact that while I was reading this, I kept thinking about how nothing was actually happening. I’ll definitely pick up Asebado’s next novel though.
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Rating: 4.5 StarsIn a town where every woman had a "talent", Rome was a Fixer. A cracked screen, a loose wire, a rusty hinge - she Fixed them with very little effort, but when her home life began to crumble and her friendships started to crack under the weight of secrets, she found herself in a situation beyond her Fixing.I'm supposed to be a Fixer, but it seems like everything I touch lately breaks to pieces.• Pro: The central theme of this st...
  • Kelsey
    THIS BOOK WAS SOOOO GOOD!!!!Miranda writes beautifully! And I felt so connected to these girls and this town. As a fellow Kansas girl, I may be a bit biased, but Miranda rocked it.From the very first page I was pulled in and captivated by the characters and the setting and the mystery of it. I LOVED the aspect that the girls were "cursed" with different talents. I LOVED all of their names. Rome, Mercy, and Lux. Freaking perfection.The things thes...
  • Karima chermiti
    While I was reading the book I felt like I wasn’t getting a lot of things out of it but once I finished it and looked back at the whole story, I discovered that I liked it way more than I thought I did which was so surprising for me for I hadn’t felt that change in my feelings towards it until the very end.The deepest roots is labeled as YA magical realism but for me I couldn’t feel the magical realism elements through the story, it was mor...
  • Patty (IheartYA)
    This was great. Written well. Unique story that moved at a good pace. If you like YA put this on your list.
  • theresa 🌸🥑
    i am a sucker for magical realism,strong friendships and mysterious little towns in the middle of nowhere so this was more than perfect!✨
  • Lauren ✨ (YABookers)
    Disclaimer: I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes."We were more than girls from Cottonwood Hollow. We were blood sisters. Sworn to never turn away from each other."Everyone knows that Cottonwood Hollow is a strange place. The girls even stranger. For the past century, the girls born in Cottonwood Hollow are born with a special gift – to Heal, to Fix, to Find. Rome, Lux, and Mercy are best friends, and they all have their own ...
  • Shelley
    *Source* Edelweiss*Genre* Young Adult / Magical Realism*Rating* 3.5*Thoughts*The Deepest Roots is the debut novel by author Miranda Asebedo. Miranda has come up with a fascinating world that is just slightly different from our own. Readers will be intrigued by the wide variety of different “curses,” how each curse works, and how each character interacts with her own curse in particular. While the contemporary elements of this novel are strong...
    3.5 stars! While I wasn’t initially sure about this book (the initial half had a mix of all these elements that I wasn’t sure would come together), I ended up liking the way it portrayed the ups and downs of life and friendship, with a bonus set of unusual circumstances.
  • Kendra Ayers
    Instead of offering a summary of the book, like many reviews do, I am just going to dive right in to the strengths of this novel. YA can be tricky to envision when you are an adult reading it, and writing it can be even trickier. The voice(s) of teens are ever changing and it is important to capture and execute this authentically. (i.e., language, relationship issues, life and family issues, sarcasm, whit, snarky humor) Luckily for anyone who dec...
  • ✨Jordan✨
    What a beautiful book. The girls of Cottonwood Hollow all have secrets. They are all born with gifts such as fixing anything, being strong, finding lost things, or simply having the power to enchant men. 3 best friends , ALL hiding their own secrets from each other. There is Rome, her and her mom are poor and struggling to pay the rent and eat. Mercy, who’s life seems perfect in every aspect but being perfect isn’t what it always seems. Final...
  • Rena
    #Deweysreadathon Book 1: Despite its convenient plot twists, I enjoyed The Deepest Roots, mostly because of the relationship between Rome, Lux and Mercy. 💜 3.5 stars
  • Colleen
    *Thanks so much to Edelweiss and the publisher for the review copy.*This was such a cool combination of paranormal, mystery and contemporary. I just loved it. I loved the idea of the daughters of Cottonwood Hollow all having a talent and the mystery was very well written. But my fave part was the friendship between the three girls. It wasn’t always easy and at times was very messy but it was always there. A very realistic portrayal of teen frie...
  • Sarah Henning
    I absolutely loved this story centering on complex female friendship in a rural Kansas setting. This was basically what you'd get if Nancy Pickard wrote YA with magical realism and I am HERE FOR IT.
  • Alexis Bestwick
    The Deepest Roots is a magical story about tight friendships. I can relate a lot to this book, not only because I have grown up in a town in Kansas much like Cottonwood Hollow, but also because I feel like my close friendships really helped shape me as a person when I was in high school. It's very easy for a reader to feel a kinship to any of the characters, and see themselves in one of them, or even all of them. Rome's snark reminds me of my own...
  • Lex
    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.Okaaaay. So I took a long time finishing this ARC because it's a bit uneventful. Don't get me wrong, the premise is way good. The idea that there are talents is really appealing for me. Especially being a Fixer. It's really a cool idea. But the reason why this is not a five stars rating was that the dialogues. It's not that engaging. A bit bland, I suppose. Maybe because...
  • Jenny (Bookbookowl)
    The girls of Cottonwood Hollow are all born with different abilities that go far beyond normal, and often mark them as 'freaks' to the higher class kids from the neighbouring town.  Rome (a Fixer who can mend anything that's broken, but is living a life of constant financial stress with her mother), Mercy (an Enough, who will always find she has exactly enough of anything she needs) and Lux (a Siren who can entice men to do anything she wants wi...
  • Lillie Lainoff
    *Won ARC from Pop Goes the Reader*Reading this book felt like coming home. Tulsa, OK (where half my family's from) and Cottonwood Hollow, KS are not the same place. But they still have a similar, distinct feeling – one defined by the dry ground under your feet and the vast sky overhead and knowing that at any moment, everything can be torn to shreds around you. From the very first page describing Rome (the MC) seeking shelter from a tornado, th...
  • Paulina (aspiringliterati)
    Ah goooosh, could we possibly get like a sequel? I want more!(REALLY strong 4 stars, in fact.... 4.5 is more accurate, I think)“The Deepest Roots” is a debut novel and follows three (I want to say 16 yr olds but I’m not sure if that’s true) young women who all have special talents. Rome, our main, is a Fixer so any object she touches, she can fix with the sheer power of her will. Lux is a Siren and considers her talent of persuasion to be...
  • Paige Green
    Disclaimer: I received this book for free via KidLitExchange. Thanks! All opinions are my own.Rating: 5/5Genre: YA FantasyRecommended Age: 15+ (abuse, sexual assault, slight gore, some violence, the belief that together women can do anything)Pages: 320Author WebsiteAmazon LinkSynopsis: ontemporary with the slightest twist of magic, this stunning debut YA novel is a fresh and heartwarming story about the power of friendship.Cottonwood Hollow, Kans...
  • Julia Rubin
    Absolutely phenomenal. A gorgeous debut about sisterhood and the roots that bond them together. Oh, there’s magical realism/paranormal elements too!