The Darkest Part of the Forest

By Holly Black

Synopsis

Near the little town of Fairfold, in the darkest part of the forest, lies a glass casket. Inside the casket lies a sleeping faerie prince that none can rouse. He's the most fascinating thing Hazel and her brother Ben have ever seen. They dream of waking him - but what happens when dreams come true? In the darkest part of the forest, you must be careful what you wish for...

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Review

The revival of the modern day fairytale continues its journey in this wonderful and surprising YA novel ... Black has crafted characters that are both innocent and naive yet strong and alluring School Librarian A must read for anyone who enjoys fantasy or twists of faery tales. I can guarantee that anyone will be surprised by its originality and strength The Guardian.com A rollocking story of evil faeries and teenage angst in modern day USA The Bookbag A rollocking story of evil faeries and teenage angst in modern day USA. A fairytale more Grimm than Disney. THE BOOKBAG Black has expertly weaved a story which is totally unique, fascinating and modern, almost startling in its originality and strength of plot. The storyline is inventive and captivating, and I cannot comprehend how much imagination Black must have to craft something like that... a must read for anyone who enjoys fantasy or twists of faery tales. I can guarantee that anyone will be surprised by its originality and strength, and I cannot wait to read more of Black's work. -- EllatheBookworm GUARDIAN TEEN BOOKS A TALE OF FAIRY FOLK CASTS A SPELL: Holly Black... impressed with THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN, and this latest story is similarly engrossing. The typical young adult themes of racism, outsider status, peer pressure, and truth are addressed with freshness -- Alex O'Connell The Times I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Black has crafted characters that are both innocent and naive yet strong and alluring. The School Librarian YOU definitely need your heart a stabbed a little with fairy swords so GO! GO! TRY THIS MAGNIFICENT CREATION! -- Cait (Paper Fury, guest review) Of Spectacles and Books

Author Biography

Holly Black is the bestselling author of YA and children's books including being co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles, a NEW YORK TIMES No.1 bestselling phenomenon and hugely successful film. She has been a finalist for the MYTHOPOEIC AWARD, the EISNER AWARD and a recipient of the ANDRE NORTON AWARD and a NEWBERY HONOR. She currently lives in New England in a house with a secret door. For more information, please visit Holly's website www.blackholly.com, read her Livejournal at http://blackholly.livejournal.com. Follow her on Twitter @hollyblack and Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/hollyblack, and like her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HollyBlackFan.