Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Darkest Part of the Forest


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The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black is a stunning novel that captivates you from the first page. I heard about this wonderful book from a tumblr blog I follow, and the book exceeded my expectations!

Two kids, a brother and a sister, live in the strange town of Fairfold, where humans and fae live side by side. The faeries supposedly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel and Ben know exactly how to stop the faeries, and they have, once. And in the center of it all, lies a glass coffin, in the woods. In it sleeps a boy with horns on his head, and ears as pointy as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children, their childhood mixed with stories of the mysterious fae in the woods. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.

And then he does.

Soon, the pair's world is flipped upside down. And because a hero is needed to save them all, Hazel is pulled into a game of trickery, magic, and trust, while trying to remember her past as a knight. But she is swept up into new love, shifting loyalties, and the harsh sting of betrayal, and despite her best efforts, it might not be enough. 


This book was beautifully written, from the first page to when you close the book. It had magic, mystery, and the perfect amount of romance. I am very happy to have picked up this book, and Holly Black is an amazing writer, and I can't wait to read more of her books!

I give this book 6/5 Bookish Badges for giving me a boost out of the reading slump I was stuck in!

 ~ Chloe