Title: The Hazel Wood
Author: Melissa Albert
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Dates read: 09 Jan 18 – 11 Jan 18
Publication date: 08 Feb 18
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Genre(s): Young Adult; Fantasy; Fairy tale retelling
Description: Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the strange bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a 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 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.
To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother’s tales began . . .
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