The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Reviewed by Jen Bremer (Library Staff)

Where do fairytales come from? What if fairytales were real? Fans of magical realism and fairytales will absolutely love The Hazel Wood. Main character, Alice Proserpine’s, world explodes when the “bad luck” that has plagued her and her mother ups its game and her mother disappears. The only clue is the title page to one of her reclusive grandmother’s strange and frightening fairytales. What unfolds is a magically twisted adventure full of lyricism and the unexpected.

I couldn’t put this book down. It’s truly a beautiful story of self discovery and resilience. It reminded me a lot of the Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater. The sequel to The Hazel Wood comes out in January 2020 and I cannot wait to get on the holds list!

Located in Teen Fiction (TEEN FIC ALBERT)

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