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The Darkest Part of the Forest - by Holly Black (Paperback)

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  • A girl makes a secret sacrifice to the faerie king in this lush New York Times bestselling fantasy by author Holly Black In the woods is a glass coffin.
  • 368 Pages
  • Young Adult Fiction, Fairy Tales & Folklore

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About the Book



In the town of Fairfold, where humans and faeries exist side by side, a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives awakes after generations of sleep in a glass coffin in the woods, causing Hazel to be swept up in new love, shift her loyalties, feel the fresh sting of betrayal, and to make a secret sacrifice to the faerie king.



Book Synopsis



A girl makes a secret sacrifice to the faerie king in this lush New York Times bestselling fantasy by author Holly Black

In the woods is a glass coffin. It rests on the ground, and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives....

Hazel and her brother, Ben, live in Fairfold, where humans and the Folk exist side by side. Since they were children, Hazel and Ben have been telling each other stories about the boy in the glass coffin, that he is a prince and they are valiant knights, pretending their prince would be different from the other faeries, the ones who made cruel bargains, lurked in the shadows of trees, and doomed tourists. But as Hazel grows up, she puts aside those stories. Hazel knows the horned boy will never wake.

Until one day, he does....

As the world turns upside down, Hazel has to become the knight she once pretended to be.

The Darkest Part of the Forest is bestselling author Holly Black's triumphant return to the opulent, enchanting faerie tales that launched her YA career.



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Praise for The Cruel Prince:
"Lush, dangerous, a dark jewel of a book. Black's world is intoxicating, imbued with a relentless sense of peril that kept me riveted through every chapter of Jude's journey. And Jude! She is a heroine to love--brave but pragmatic, utterly human. This delicious story will seduce you and leave you desperate for just one more page."--Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom

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

Praise for The Wicked King:
*"A stunning and compelling sequel."----SLJ, starred Review

* "[S]pellbinding.... Breathtaking set pieces, fully developed supporting characters, and a beguiling, tough-as-nails heroine enhance an intricate, intelligent plot that crescendos to a jaw-dropping third-act twist."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Another fantastic, deeply engaging, and all-consuming work from Black that belongs on all YA shelves."--School Library Journal, starred review

* "Jude, who struggles with a world she both loves and hates and would rather be powerful and safe than good, is a compelling narrator. Whatever a reader is looking for--heart-in-throat action, deadly romance, double-crossing, moral complexity--this is one heck of a ride."--Booklist, starred review

*"[A] dangerous journey filled with mystery, betrayal, intrigue, and romance.... Larger-than-life action in a kingdom packed with self-centered, evil, and manipulating characters also doles out real life issues."--VOYA, starred Review

*"A heady blend of courtly double-crossing, Faerie lore, and toxic attraction swirls together in the sequel to THE CRUEL PRINCE.... Black's writing is both contemporary and classic; her world is, at this point, intensely well-realized, so that some plot twists seem almost inevitable."--Kirkus, starred Review

*"A rare second volume that surpasses the first, with, happily, more intrigue and passion still to come."--Booklist, Starred Review

*"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

"I require book two immediately. Holly is the Faerie Queen."--Victoria Aveyard, #1 bestselling author of The Red Queen series

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

"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

"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

"This is a heady blend of Faerie lore, high fantasy, and high school drama, dripping with description that brings the dangerous but tempting world of Faerie to life. Black is building a complex mythology; now is a great time to tune in."--Kirkus Reviews



About the Author



Holly Black is the bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children, including Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale and the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick series. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award and the Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award. Holly lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Theo, in a house with a secret library. Her website is www.blackholly.com.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x 1.0 Inches (D)
Weight: .7 Pounds
Suggested Age: 13-17 Years
Number of Pages: 368
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Sub-Genre: Fairy Tales & Folklore
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Paperback
Author: Holly Black
Language: English
Street Date: October 15, 2019
TCIN: 82680503
UPC: 9780316536219
Item Number (DPCI): 247-20-0268
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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3.0 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

Eh

3 out of 5 stars
Lrs - 2 years ago
Everyone being in love with the random prince in a glass coffin seems so vain and cringe.
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Meh

3 out of 5 stars
Lisa - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
I read other books by this author (the cruel prince) that were much better. I didn’t love this book. The characters and plot disappointed
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