You Read What? Book Review: The Darkest Part of The Forest

Book: The Darkest Part of The Forest. Author: Holly Black. Release Date: January 13, 2015.

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Type: Standalone. The Darkest Part of The Forest. Holly Black. January 13, 2015. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. yalit. young adult. ARC (Advance Reader’s/Reviewer’s Copy) given to me for an honest review.

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 pointed 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, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?

Holly Black is one of the few authors who can almost guarantee I’ll love any of her books. Her last young adult book, The Coldest Girl In Coldtown, was the first time that wasn’t the case so I was a bit hesitant when I started reading The Darkest Part of The Forest.

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Love Marvel’s Agent Carter Premiere? Try these…

Marvel's Agent Carter. Marvel Studios. ABC. 2014.

I really enjoyed the two hour premiere of Marvel’s Agent Carter last night and thought I’d share some comics for you all to try in celebration!

Velvet (Image Comics)Velvet. Image Comics. Ed Brubaker. Steve Epting.

by Ed Brubaker (Writer) and Steve Epting (Artist)

If you’re not reading Velvet, I’m not sure what you’re doing with your life. It’s about a woman named Velvet Templeton who was a secret agent for a black ops group before “retiring” and becoming a secretary at the agency. When an agent gets murder, Templeton must go back into the field to solve the murder. I’m sure Peggy Carter would be a fan and the first volume is available now. Ed Brubaker writes many fantastic noir/espionage comics so you should really check out all of his work while you’re at it.


Fantastic art.

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