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The Darkest Part of the Forest by [Holly Black]
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Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 8 Up—A small town, sibling pairs, a beautiful horned boy who has been entombed in a clear casket for as long as anyone in the town can remember, and a dark forest inhabited by Fae folk of all shapes, sizes, and temperments—these are just a few of the elements Black blends together to create this riveting and engrossing story that pits four teens against an evil ruler. Hazel made a bargain at age 11 with one of the Fae, trading seven years of her life so her brother Ben could perfect his musical skills at a school in Philadelphia, but things went terribly wrong, and now she feels completely alone, and Ben no longer plays. When the horned boy is freed and tells Hazel and Ben why he was entombed, they must risk more than they ever imagined to help him. Narrator Lauren Fortgang is perfect for this book. VERDICT This terrific fantasy is highly recommended for teens who like magical creatures, a bit of mystery, unusual romances, and plenty of action.—John R. Clark, Hartland Public Library, ME --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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Praise for The Darkest Part of the Forest:
A Kids' Indie Next List Book of the Year

"Lush settings juxtapose the wild, alien nature of Faerie against the normalcy of mortal existence."―School Library Journal

*"Black returns here to the dark faery realm that spurred her initial success, and if anything, she's only gotten better, writing with an elegant, economical precision and wringing searing emotional resonance from the simplest of sentences."―The Bulletin, starred review

*"Black returns to the realm of faerie for her latest novel, and the results, as any of her fans would expect, are terrific."―VOYA, starred review

"Black's stark, eerie tone; propulsive pacing; and fulsome world building will certainly delight her legion of fans."―Booklist

"This edgy, dark fantasy will be a hit with young adults who like their magical creatures to live in a recognizably contemporary world."―Library Media Connection

"Like a true fairy tale, Black's story weds blinding romance and dark terrors, but her worthy heroes are up to the challenge of both."―The Horn Book

"It's an enjoyable read with well-developed characters and genuine chills...."―Publishers Weekly

Praise for The Coldest Girl in Coldtown:
An Amazon Best Teen Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
YALSA Top Ten Amazing Audio Books
A Kirkus Best YA Books


* "You may be ready to put a stake in vampire lit, but read this first: It's dark and dangerous, bloody and brilliant."
Kirkus, starred review

*"Teens with a yen for dark, futuristic novels, and maybe even a few Anne Rice readers, will find this a refreshing take on vampire lit. As always, Black's writing is quick paced and thought-provoking. A must-have for any teen collection."―School Library Journal, starred review --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00LM9S7WG
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Orion Children's Books; 1st edition (February 5, 2015)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 5, 2015
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2416 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 337 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,406 ratings

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Georgiana89
4.0 out of 5 stars Another enjoyable read from the master of books about the fae
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 16, 2019
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Zili Robins
3.0 out of 5 stars Clever concept
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not even close to the Cruel Prince series
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 26, 2019
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Louise Marley
5.0 out of 5 stars The Darkest Part of the Forest
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 29, 2018
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Pamela Scott
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully twisted
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 29, 2019
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