The Darkest Part of the Forest – Holly Black

Title: The Darkest Part of the Forest
Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: Fantasy/Young Adult
Page Length: 336 pages

I promise this is my last Holly Black post for some time! January has been my month of all things Holly Black, and I still have so many more to go. But for now, this will be my last post, as I need to move on and read other things before I experience burnout.

I love standalone novels, they are really my favorite. This novel takes place in Black’s familiar world of faerie but has a proper ending.

I loved the concept and the story. Even though she writes in the same world, every story is different and new in its own way.

If you are a fan of magical worlds living parallel to our own and welcome feisty heroines, then this story will delight.

You can find it on Amazon in multiple formats.

Synopsis: A girl makes a secret sacrifice to the faerie king in this lush New York Times bestselling fantasy by author Holly Black

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.
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