The Darkest Part of the Forest (Paperback)

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Holly Black masterfully creates a new urban fairytale, in a small town where nothing every really changes. Deliciously vibrant characters, a detailed and thoughful fantasy, and an irresistible mystery. The most exciting part of the book is how Black reassigns the traditional gender roles in a fairy tale. Hazel is the knight of our story, and her brother, the princess. --Becca

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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. 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 the bestselling author Holly Black's triumphant return to the opulent, enchanting faerie tales that launched her YA career.

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, Newbery Honor Doll Bones, and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. Holly currently lives in New England with her husband and son, in a house with a secret door.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316213080
ISBN-10: 031621308X
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 19th, 2016
Pages: 352
Language: English