January 07, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday

The Darkest Part of the ForestTitle: The Darkest Part of the Forest.
Author: Holly Black.

"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?"

Release Date: 1/13/15.

Why I'm Waiting:

Holly Black has released quite a few Young Adult, as well as Middle Grade books. Each one of them kind of creepy looking. I'm not usually the one to grab a horror story, but absolutely love them. I can watch scary movies all day long, but for some reason when it comes to books, I usually tend to stay away from them.

But Holly Black has published quite a few amazing books, with tons of awesome reviews, including The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, The Curse Workers series, and The Modern Faerie Tales series. All books with good ratings on goodreads, and ALL books I haven't read yet.

Black has just been one of those authors that I've heard great things about, but just haven't gotten around to her books. I do plan on someday buying them all, locking myself up, and marathoning every single one of them, including The Darkest Part of the Forest!

I mean how creepy is that? I avoid forests and their darkest at all costs.

What book are you waiting for this week? Let me know!


  1. I've tried several of Black's books and just couldn't' get into them but I decided to give it one more go with TDPotF. I'm reading it right now and quite enjoying it.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

    1. I understand what you mean! Glad to hear that you're enjoying it more than you expected!



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