The Darkest Part of the Forest

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Grades 7 - 12Grade 6n/a5.782594
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 the 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 pointy 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 and a hero is needed to save them all, Hazel tries to remember her years spent pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published on January 13, 2015 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0316213071
ISBN-13: 9780316213073
2 Book Reviews
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  • Isabel SThursday, August 25, 2016 at 8:19 pm
    I read this book because it was for summer reading, I honestly thought it was going to be kind of boring, but when I was like in chapter 3 I started to like it. I thought it was passable but then as I read more and more I didn't want to stop. I stayed until 1 am reading because I really wanted to know what happened next. I really liked this book, and to be honest I am not much of a reader and I like really few books and this one is in my list!!
    • happyapples_14
      happyapples_14Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 11:39 am
      sounds amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!