Backlist Blast #24 – The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Backlist Blast is a weekly book meme which was created by Milana @ A Couple Reads and Flavia @ Flavia the Bibliophile. The main purpose of this book blog meme is to feature and discuss backlist books. A backlist book is any title that was published 6 months ago or earlier. The purpose of Backlist Blast is to get us excited about and reading the backlisted books in our TBR piles.



Alice has spent most of her life on the road, always one step ahead of the strange bad luck biting at her heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her isolate estate – the Hazel Wood – Alice discovers how bad her luck can really get.

Her own mother is stolen away – by a figure who claims to come from the supernatural world where the fairy tales are set. Alice’s only clue is the message left behind:

STAY AWAY FROM
THE HAZEL WOOD.

To rescue her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother’s tales began…


Released: 30 January 2018

Has anyone read this book? Would you recommend it? Should I move it to the top of my TBR pile or unhaul it?

1 Comment

  1. Em @ The Geeky Jock

    24 September 2020 at 2:55 PM

    I’ve read this one! It was … unusual. A year later, and I haven’t decided whether I liked it or not.

    … not because it was a bad book. The writing was atmospheric and the idea rather unique. But it was … weird, I guess.

    If it’s on your list, it’s a great pick for October!

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