Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (1): The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
Stand Alone
Publication Date: 13th January 2015
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Length: 336 pages

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming events that we're eagerly anticipating.

Official Blurb from Goodreads:

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…

Why I'm looking forward to this book:

Holly Black is one of my authors whose books I instantly buy when they're released. To me she's the Queen of writing books about vicious faeries. I love the premise of humans and faeries living side by side. This is my first middle grade book of hers on my TBR; I plan to also read Doll Bones and The Iron Trial (co-authored with Cassandra Clare) sometime, but this book comes first!

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