Welcome to Melissa Albert's The Hazel Wood—the fiercely stunning New York Times bestseller everyone is raving about!
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.
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APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Melissa Albert’s breathtaking, lively writing shines through her sprawling debut, which combines long-held family secrets with freaky folklore. Alice Crewe lives according to the nomadic ways of her mother, Ella, who pulls up stakes whenever bad luck strikes. When Ella goes missing, signs point to Alice's grandmother—a renowned, cloistered author of pitch-dark fables—and Alice gets drawn into her elder’s twisted fictional world. Albert’s affection for fairy tales is obvious; we loved following her plucky heroine through forbidden, foreboding worlds.
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I LOVED this book!!
The Hazel Wood
Fabulous book. Hope another is on the way!
First half of book is very good. Then the rest of the book just went downhill and became something I’d never want to read.