The faeries seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them.
Until one day, he does, as the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her ontrack easyrecovery professional with crack years pretending to be a knight.
When they were little, Ben and Hazel made him flower crowns and told him stories about how they would rescue him.
The relationship with immortal beings is also present and accounted for here, all the more important because of the storys main pairings: Hazel and Jack; and Ben and the boy whose love declaration at a Time of Danger is the cheesiest, most happy-making thing.A girl can look at her brother and believe they're destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil.She crafts an awesome world, fills it with strong characters, and then ties it all together with an engaging story that doesn't rely on sequels to be satisfying.And I love the juxtaposition of otherworldly fantasy elements and modern life-there's a boy with pointed ears and curved horns sleeping in a glass coffin, so of course tourists flock to this town to take selfies with him.After finishing this, I feel I can declare that Holly Black is fantastic at writing paranormal standalones.Read it and get totally pulled.He didnt wake up on autumn weekends, when girls danced right on top of him, gyrating to the tinny sounds coming from nearby iPod speakers, didnt notice when Leonie Wallace lifted her beer high over her head, as if she were saluting the whole haunted.A girl can look at her brother and believe theyre destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil.Back then, they were going to save everyone who needed saving in Fairfold.Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice.
Once Hazel got older, though, she mostly visited the coffin only at night, in crowds, but she still felt something tighten in her chest when she looked down at the boys strange and beautiful face.She hadnt saved him, and she hadnt saved Fairfold, either.Lots of great ties between the characters.The Darkest Part of the Forest delves into Hazels personality, sense of self-awareness and her memories those that she suppressed and those she doesnt know she has.Plus, boys kissing, girls kicking ass and a Monster With a Heart.Discovering those, unveiling the Mysteries of Hazel and how amazingly courageous she is are what make the story (Night Hazel!
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Its as complicated and complex as it can be and all the more engaging because of that.