The Thickety: A Path Begins
A dark, forbidden forest. Vicious beasts. Deadly plants. An evil spellbook. Secrets. Mysteries. Witches, both good and bad . . . Welcome to the world of the Thickety. Full of action, set in an intriguing and dangerous world, and illustrated with gorgeous and haunting line art, The Thickety: A... show more
A dark, forbidden forest. Vicious beasts. Deadly plants. An evil spellbook. Secrets. Mysteries. Witches, both good and bad . . . Welcome to the world of the Thickety. Full of action, set in an intriguing and dangerous world, and illustrated with gorgeous and haunting line art, The Thickety: A Path Begins is a truly stunning book. A Path Begins is the thrilling start of a new middle-grade fantasy series about a girl, a mysterious forest, and a book of untold magical powers. Kara and her brother, Taff, are shunned by their village because their mother was a witch. The villagers believe nothing is more evil than magic, except for what lurks in the nearby Thickety. But when Kara enters the forbidden forest, she discovers a strange book, a grimoire that might have belonged to her mother. The events she then sets in motion are both awe-inspiring and terrifying. . . .
Publish date: 2014-05-06
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Middle Grade
I'm still so very conflicted about this book. The truth of the matter is that no matter what I write, it's not going to be exactly what I want to say. I had to take a few days to mull over how I felt about The Thickety: A Path Begins before even trying to compose a review. It started out with all th...
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My thoughts on this book are all over the place. I thought it had an interesting premise and at the beginning was very intriqued by the idea of the Thickety itself. As I read, I was often confused as I snatched at bits of information about the setting - I didn't feel like it was being artfully slow...
Read in one evening. This is a clever book that brought me back to when I read The Witch of Blackbird Pond (multiple times) as a kid. There was also an echo of The Crucible and another famous short story I won't mention by name (it could create a spoiler). Nods to some of the great witch and small t...