Thorndike Press

The Hazel Wood

  • Melissa Albert
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432846175
  • ISBN-13: 9781432846176
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.30 lbs ( .59 kgs)
  • 458 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released February 2018
  • Simultaneous Publications

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About

Overview

A Hot title at the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair
Movie rights to Columbia Pictures

Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic 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 Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“An empowering read that will be especially popular with fans of fairy-tale retellings.”

— School Library Journal (starred)

“Alice’s sharp-edged narration and Althea’s terrifying fairy tales, interspersed throughout, build a tantalizing tale of secret histories and magic that carries costs and consequences. There is no happily-ever-after resolution except this: Alice’s hard-won right to be in charge of her own story.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Simultaneously wondrous and horrific, dreamlike and bloody, lyrical and creepy, exquisitely haunting and casually, brutally cruel. Not everybody lives, and certainly not ‘happily ever after’ ― but within all the grisly darkness, Alice's fierce integrity and hard-won self-knowledge shine unquenched.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)