Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

 “We love until we do not. For us, love doesn't fade gradually. It snaps like a branch bent too far.”
― Holly Black, The Darkest Part of the Forest

The Darkest Part of the Forest if the story of Hazel, her brother, Ben and the boy enclosed in the glass coffin. They are residents of,  Fairfold a place in which humans and folk coexist together. A place that is dangerous to visitors as they often go missing.

The book starts of strong and the story lines are intriguing. You become completely absorbed into the story, the fairy tales and the characters. The flashbacks are revealing and perhaps the most intriguing part of the entire novel. Approximately midway through the book, the storyline drags and almost falters however, Black finds  grisly ways to pull you back in.

The characters are well developed and the story is unique but it just doesn't deliver the way you expect it to. Overall it is a middle of the road read that I would skip unless I had no other book to read.

Grade: C+

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