The Darkest Part of the Forest
Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.Hazel lives with... show more
Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.Until one day, he does…As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?
Publish date: 2014-12-09
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
This was great fun! I loved the way Black plays with some of the more common tropes in YA. To begin with, this is a standalone. That almost never happens in YA anymore and I appreciate that it's a whole story even though I do love the world building. Then it's also about faeries. I'm not one for fae...
I'm finding that I am just not a big fan of Holly Black. I didn't love The Coldest Girl in Coldtown as I found it boring whereas most people loved it. The same goes to The Darkest Part of the Forest, its just boring. I almost didn't finish listening to it. Hazel and her brother Ben live in a town...
Spoiler Rating: High-ish Dear Lizzie, This could be a very short letter; it'd read Yep, your review's spot on, followed by my thanks for saving me the trouble of having to type it up myself. Because really, you covered my thoughts perfectly. But that'd feel like cheating (and wouldn't involve ...
***Note: this review assumes that you've read the book.*** One-sentence summary: A good premise, with some fairytale tropes nicely upended and moments of respectable prose, but as with The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, I found that the execution felt jumbled upon reflection--especially the unfolding o...
This was a good book. On goodreads standard I have to rate it a 3/5, however, on normal standards it's a 4/5. I really liked how this book was about fairies. The world was well described. The lore was interesting and kept me intrigued on how it related to the story. The writing was decent. Flowed we...