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The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert is amazing. This story hooked me right away. I heard a lot of mixed early reviews and wasn't sure what to think, so I needed to check it out myself and I am so glad that I did. I found myself wanting to know more about the mystery that is going on.

Alice is a bit different. She doesn't come across as your typical main character. Sometimes I liked her but most of the time I didn't like her. Mainly because she wasn't friendly. She kept people at arm's length which kept other characters at bay. It would be a lot nicer to get to know more characters but this didn't stop me from loving this book.

Albert's writing is beautiful and quite enjoyable. I found myself wanting to know more about the Hinterland and what is going on. I know this story was compared to a lot of different fairy tales but I didn't see anything that jumped out at me right away. I feel like this book is pretty unique. I really enjoyed the ending and I am looking forward to seeing what Albert has in store for us next.


  1. I have come across two books so far where at times you love to hate the main character that you just want to slap them.. Thanks 4 the review.