Thursday, July 21, 2016
The Darkest Part of the Forest Review
Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they're destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she's found the thing she's been made for.
Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in a strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries' seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.
At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.
Until one day, he does...
As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?
I wanted to read this book when it come out in 2015. I am pretty sure. I am very bad at dates and crap like that. Anyways it was fairly good, I could have enjoyed more but I was confused the entire god damn book.
Hazel was such an interesting character and wasn't really a follower and in more than a couple cases she wouldn't really let anyone even her brother talk her out of doing what she wants.
Ben was such an amazing character, even though he wasn't really seen. I liked how he represented the lbgt+ comunity, being gay and later on staying with the prince.
3 out of 5 stars