|By (author):||Albert, Melissa|
|Subject:||YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General|
|Size:||8.25in x 5.37in|
|From The Publisher*|
Welcome to Melissa Albert's The Hazel Wood-the fiercely stunning New York Times bestseller with seven starred reviews everyone is raving about!
Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother's cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother's tales began-and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.
The Hazel Wood is destined to become a modern YA fantasy classic.
New York Times bestseller
"An original and imaginative fairy tale: thrilling, fascinating, and poignant in equal measure."
"A contemporary fantasy that dwells in an atmospheric, intertwining world of terrifying circumstances; a breathtaking dive into the magic and importance of story in one's identity. ‘Story is the fabric of the Hinterland,' one of the residents tells Alice. Another says, stories ‘create the energy that makes this world go. They keep our stars in place.' If this is so, Albert's exquisite wordsmithing and story weaving have kept the stars aloft for a new generation of readers."
"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."
"Highly literary, occasionally surreal, and grounded by Alice's clipped, matter-of-fact voice, The Hazel Wood is a dark story that readers will have trouble leaving behind. The buzz for this debut is deafening, and the fact that the film adaption is already in the works doesn't hurt."
"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."
"An empowering read that will be especially popular with fans of fairy-tale retellings."
"Albert weaves a spellbinding, dark tale. The smoke-and-mirrors world of the Hazel Wood is deliciously creepy and its denizens are well-drawn."
"The Hazel Wood is a rich tapestry of dangerous delights, and it effortlessly balances charm, malice, beauty, and fear. The diverse characters, gritty twists and turns, vivid imagery, and captivating premise make this the perfect choice for fans of Lev Grossman, Lewis Carroll, and Edgar Allan Poe. Chilling, atmospheric, as fresh as it is dark: the must-read of the season!"
"The Hazel Wood is thoroughly, creepily captivating, with surprises I never saw coming! Such a refreshing and beautifully written inversion of the classic fairy tale-inspired story."
"This book will be your next literary obsession. Welcome to the Hazel Wood, where bad luck is a living thing, princesses are doomed, and every page contains a wondrously terrible adventure-it's not safe inside these pages, but once you enter, you may never want to leave. The Hazel Wood is pure imagination candy."
"Reader, I warn you: this book beckoned me in with delicate claws then sank its teeth into my heart. I fear a part of me will never escape The Hazel Wood."
"Dark, haunting, and absolutely mesmerizing: The Hazel Wood grabbed me with its mysterious, upside-down fairy tales, full of thorns and sharp twists. In no time at all, I became obsessed with this book, willing to follow it anywhere-even deep into the Hinterland."
|Biographical Note||Melissa Albert is the founding editor of the Barnes & Noble Teen Blog and the managing editor of BN.com. She has written for McSweeney's, Time Out Chicago, MTV, and more. Melissa is from Illinois and lives in Brooklyn. The Hazel Wood is her first novel.|