The Deepest Roots by Miranda Asebedo

The Deepest Roots

Contemporary with the slightest twist of magic, this stunning debut YA novel is a fresh and heartwarming story about the power of friendship.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. Ro...

Details The Deepest Roots

TitleThe Deepest Roots
Release DateSep 18th, 2018
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Magical Realism

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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • Jackie
    This book was so beautifully written that I want to reread it again and again because I fell in love. “The Deepest Roots” follows three young women all struggling with something in their lives but tied together through the bonds of friendship and sisterhood. Lux, Macey and Rome all live in Cottonwood Hollow a place where over generations daughters have been cursed with certain talents that manage to upend their lives along with the more munda...
  • Ilena
    Oh wow, how I adored this debut novel! I can't gush enough about this magical realism/contemporary/slightly paranormal read where all my senses were completely immersed as I read about these girls from Cottonwood Hollow: mainly, Rome, Lux, and Mercy. It's been a while since I've read a YA novel like this one - seemingly quiet but its got a huge heart and the winning factor is definitely the focus on female friendships.Right off the bat, there is ...
  • Nikkie Sierra
    I received this book as an ARC from the author. My opinions are my own and are an honest reflection of my views of the book.The girls in Cottonwood Hollow are all born with a “curse,” each girl has a unique talent such as Finding things, Fixing things, Healing etc. The curse makes them feel like freaks outside of their own small, rural Kansas hometown. Each girl has their own struggles and they are forced to keep secrets from one another. Whe...
  • Elisha
    THE DEEPEST ROOTS by Miranda Asebedo is a young adult novel set in the world on Cottonwood Hollow, Kansas, a place where girls have special abilities. Rome is a Fixer. She can repair cracked phone screens, cars, frayed wires, and every other kind of object. Unfortunately, she can’t Fix the amount of money in her bank account, which is a problem if she wants to stay in her trailer with her mother. When Rome finds out there may be a chest of expe...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Rating: 4.5 StarsI felt invested in Rome's story from the very first page, and throughly enjoyed learning more about the girls of Cottonwood Hollow and the magical roots they shared. Full review to follow. *ARC provided in exchange for an honest review. BLOG | INSTAGRAM |TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS
  • Manda Gjokaj (blueyedbooks)
    Such a great read to finish off the month of August and get into all the mysterious, thriller, and paranormal books for the fall!*I received this copy from Edelweiss and Harper Collins as a digital ARC for review and the moment I saw the cover, I knew I was going to enjoy it!You’re following 3 best friends from a rural town, Cottonwood Hollow in Kansas. They have been best friends since forever and despite that fact that they live different liv...
  • michelle
    * Thank you to @KidLitExchange and author Miranda Asebedo for a copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions are my own.From the moment I read on the back that "ever girl has been born with a special talent," I was intrigued by this book. The talents of the girls of Cottonwood Hollow, Kansas are not what make the story though. This is a book about friendship, deep rooted secrets, and being from the wrong side of the tracks. It has characte...
  • Amanda
    -Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book— all opinions are my own-____The Deepest Roots by Miranda Asebedo is a thrilling journey of three best friends, Rome, Lux and Mercy. This book has a fantasy twist in that all the girls that have been born in Cottonwood Hollow have what is called a special talent. Rome is a Fixer and is able to Fix things, Lux is a Siren and is able to attract any man with a smile, and Mer...
  • Julie,
    The most moving part about this book is the relationship between Lux, Rome, and Mercy. Their friendship was perfectly written and I loved it all--even the sob worthy bits. But the story is also a tad creepy, and throws in a handful of laugh loud moments for good measure. It's a very well rounded story, with a perfect dash of romance to balance it all out. Jett and Rome's budding relationship was the epidome of first lovel--all awkward and giddy a...
    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.
  • 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.
  • alice (arctic books)
    Full review to come!
  • Shelley
    3-3.5 Not bad, but not blown away.
  • Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
    The Deepest Roots intertwines YA contemp/thriller with a paranormal twist. There are three girls who are best friends and each have secrets of their own that come from a community that is cursed to bear children who have a different "talent." I thought the talents were interesting and probably the best part of the story. The contemporary part, I didn't really get into as much, as most of the conflict was from lack of communication, and this is a ...
  • Kathy Martin
    Rome tells this story. She's one of the latest generation of the girls from Cottonwood Hollow. She and her best friends Mercy and Lux have inherited some of the unique talents that show up in those girls as a result of a curse put on all the girls of Cottonwood Hollow by Emmeline Remington many generations before. She cursed the girls to be strange and unwanted because one of them had stolen her husband.In this current generation, Rome is a Fixer...