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The Darkest Part of the Forest

By Holly Black
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Publisher Description

A girl makes a secret sacrifice to the faerie king in this lush New York Times bestselling fantasy by author Holly Black. Set in the same world as The Cruel Prince!

In the woods is a glass coffin. It rests on the ground, and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives....

Hazel and her brother, Ben, live in Fairfold, where humans and the Folk exist side by side. Since they were children, Hazel and Ben have been telling each other stories about the boy in the glass coffin, that he is a prince and they are valiant knights, pretending their prince would be different from the other faeries, the ones who made cruel bargains, lurked in the shadows of trees, and doomed tourists. But as Hazel grows up, she puts aside those stories. Hazel knows the horned boy will never wake.

Until one day, he does....

As the world turns upside down, Hazel has to become the knight she once pretended to be.

The Darkest Part of the Forest is bestselling author Holly Black's triumphant return to the opulent, enchanting faerie tales that launched her YA career.

240 Reviews

“would have been a higher rating if Hazel and Ben weren't ginger”
“This book felt like a fairytale.”
“Holly Black is queen ~ enough said. But. If you’d like me to elaborate, all I’ll say is that Holly has a way of creating worlds that make you believe they are actually possible. Her knowledge of faerie lore is a force to be reckoned with and she uses all of her wit and knowledge to again and again spin tails that have you sprinting down your corridor at night, sure there’s a hob, goblin or phooka hot on your heels. Or. Running into a glade looking for rings of mushrooms to dance in; hoping a solitary fae might join in your revel. The Darkest Part of the Forest is a tale about family, and the ways they show their loyalty, or lack thereof. It is about mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, friends and foes. But most of all, I think it is about growing up. Growing up and realizing that some of the fairy tales you believed in your youth were nothing more than nonsense; but also that some of them are more real and horrifying than you can possibly imagine.”
“I first fell in love with Holly Black when I was much younger and she was co-writing the Spiderwick Chronicles with Tony DiTerlizzi. The books were small, sleek hardbacks illustrated by DiTerlizzi, and I adored them. The books and the accompanying Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You was the seed of my obsession with all things faery and folk. One of the greatest things about Holly Black is that, for the most part, she stays in that category of fae writing, but we don’t get the same world and characters recycled over and over again. The Darkest Part of the Forest, for example, is far different from the Spiderwick Chronicles, even though both deal with the fantastical realm of faeries. Continue reading: https://freeairforfish.com/2021/06/16/book-review-the-darkest-part-of-the-forest-by-holly-black/”
“I will say this Holly Black is a fantastic writer. The fault of my lack of interest in the main story falls solely on me. The star of this book bored me to tears. I was more interested in the snippets of her brothers story. I gave it three stars because I did enjoy the plot and how everything eventually unfolded.”

About Holly Black

Holly Black is the bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children, including Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale and the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick series. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award and the Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award. Holly lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Theo, in a house with a secret library. Her website is www.blackholly.com.

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