Sunday, January 21, 2018

Book Review: The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black (fantasy YA)

Can you guess the story from these clues?

dark forest
an enchanted sleep

Sleeping Beauty, right?
And also The Darkest Part of the Forest.

But in her book, author Holly Black re-writes stereotypical gender roles. 

Publisher:  Little, Brown Books
Published in 2015

Fairfold is a small tourist town whose main attraction is the fairie Folk--namely the horned boy in his glass coffin. But who helped him escape? And where is he now? These are the questions that protagonist Hazel and her brother set out to answer. 

In The Darkest Part of the Forest, author Holly Black explores what it feels like to be--and the prejudice that can arise from being-- labeled as 'other'.

Favourite quote...

'[T]he elf woman spoke in a voice like wind and rain and brittle leaves snapping underfoot.' (p. 9)


I've also enjoyed reading Doll Bones a middle grade fantasy by Holly Black.

Visit Holly Black's website. She offers an information-rich 
 Writing Advice page

"Abby rocking it" ldyck

Sharing my author journey...

Outside, this week, the weather has been grey with rain. But in my life, it has been sunny and warm. 
I've been working on a simple story and this week it became something special. That eureka moment took my life to an instant high. : )