The Darkest Part of the Forest

Kobo ebook | January 13, 2015

byHolly Black

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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?

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

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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 f...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:January 13, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316213055

ISBN - 13:9780316213059

Customer Reviews of The Darkest Part of the Forest

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Addicting One of my favourite reads this summer. It was hard to put down and I just needed to find out what would happen next. I definitely try to reccomend this book to as many people as I can.
Date published: 2015-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first Holly Black book. This is my first Holly Black book. My friend recommended her after reading a bunch of her other work (notably the Curse Worker Series, which I'll start soon), so we decided to read this one. I really liked this book. The characters and narration style (third person) were vibrant and cohesive. I really liked the characters, especially Jack. I highlighted a lot of his lines. The dialogue was pretty good too, and I did like Hazel Evans as the main character. The story is suspenseful, intricate, and fun. And the writing style is absolutely lovely. So much tone and creativity. There are two things I didn't like quite so much about this book. The first is the over-reliance on "terrible and beautiful", mostly the "and beautiful" that was used to describe everything connected to the fairies. I get that it was to describe the fairies as terrifying as well as beautiful, that magical dual nature, but after awhile it seemed a little excessive. There was one aspect of the ending that I didn't like but that would be a spoiler. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2015-04-30