The Hazel Wood
The Hazel Wood
January 30th 2018
Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: her mother is stolen away―by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set. Alice's only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”
Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother's tales began―and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.
OMG!! This book!
I loved it so much. It was amazing and now I am sad it is over.
It is so brilliant and imaginative that I was so impressed about the twist and turns in this book. I never saw it coming and I was amazed.
This book had me on the edge of my seat and I just couldn’t stop reading. I never actually wanted this book to end.
The main character, Alice was so intriguing and brilliant, and she just made this book so good. I just loved how her story was told and how brilliant it kept me wanting more. The other characters in this story just made them even better. Finch is my other favourtite character. I love the way their story is told together even after everything that happens, he is always there for her. Just made me love the story even more.
This book was a very dark fairy-tale told in a unique way that just draws you completely into the story and wants to make you keep reading forever. The writing is talented and just overall awesome.