The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

The Darkest Part of the Forest Book Cover The Darkest Part of the Forest
Holly Black
Young Adult
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
January 13, 2015
Hard Back

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. Tourists drive in to see the lush wonders of Faerie and, most wonderful of all, the horned boy. But visitors fail to see the danger.

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. But as she's swept up in new love, with shifting loyalties and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?

I have always been a really big fan of Holly Black. So when I came across this book I was so excited I had to buy it. There has not been one a book of her’s that I didn’t enjoy reading. The Darkest Part of the Forest has a lot of detail in it, which I really enjoy. The main characters are so well described that I was able to picture them in my head. Once I started reading the book I was hooked, I couldn’t put it down. At one point it was so late at night that I would keep telling myself one more chapter one more chapter, and I ended up finishing the book in one night.

The Darkest Part of the Forest is about the world of the Fea. It starts out in a little town by the name of Fairfold where a coffin lays in the middle of the forest, with a beautiful horned boy has slumbered there for as long as the townsfolk could remember. When Ben and Hazel Evans were kids, they vowed that one day they would save the boy in the coffin. My favorite thing about this book would have to be the two love sorties that both the sister and brother ended up finding with people that were perfect for them. The only thing about the book that I didn’t like, was that it kind of ended a little weird. Overall, I thought the book was amazing. I loved it so much! So, I give it a 5-star review.

I am 23 years old. I have a lovely husband who encourages me to do whatever I set my mind to. I have a pure pitbull her name is NinJa she is white with black spots she is deaf but I still love her. I also have a kitten that we rescued from a park her name is Gwen, and I just adopted another cat that I named Persephone. I live in Colorado, I love to read, play board games, and what not.


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