I found The Hazel Wood more enjoyable than I expected, and it was such a quick read!
I‘m giving this a pick, even though my enthusiasm is a bit lacking. I‘m into the concept: meta fairy tale, a la a dark Neverending Story. But it did feel very YA (read: angry and angsty), which I think I could‘ve tolerated/overlooked more if I had read the book. The narrator for the audiobook had teen angst dripping from every sentence, whether or not it was warranted. That made this book difficult for me to enjoy; not the story itself.
Enjoying this book very much. This is going to be one of the books I read or finish reading for the 24hr #readathon this weekend!!!
I loved this story so much!! There is fantastically creepy magic and good writing. I was sucked in pretty much immediately and I just can't get enough of The Hinterland. This reads fast and easy, but feels super complex and heavy in the best of ways. The world building is sly and super, with magical pieces dripping in here and there through the pages. This is a seriously hugable book and I CAN NOT WAIT to get my hands on the sequel!!
Holy crap I am LOVING this book. I can‘t get enough and I both want to know the end and never want to finish. Sooooo good!!
When I come home again, my eyes are brown, and faultless, and you could almost, almost say they looked like my mother‘s. Ella Proserpine‘s.
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Thank you thank you @SamanthaMarie for this delightful package of cozy fall goodies for the #cozyswap! The candle smells so good, the socks are super cute, and these are some great candy selections! Plus I have not read any of these books yet, so I am ready for a cozy night in ❤️🍂🧡🥰💛📚
And thanks to @Avanders for organizing!
The Hazel Wood by: Melissa Albert 📚
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Y‘all gonna have to bear with me. I just had the most exciting book haul. I found books I‘ve been looking for already, memoirs (my obsession), additions to series I‘ve started, and even a HP coloring book. All together 27 books for $26.something only! I‘ll be posting some pictures of my favorite finds! #goodwill
I was drawn in from the beginning and couldn‘t put the book down; but like...shit got dark real fast. I kind of feel like she threw me a curve ball that I didn‘t see coming and she threw it with seriously the turn of the page. So alright, I can handle that but now where are we going? Oh somewhere darker still. Cool cool.
I‘m conflicted and I don‘t know how I should feel! What am I supposed to do with these feelings? Feelings are yucky!
Hmmm. Loved the concept and ideas in this creepy take on fairy tales. Also enjoyed the twist and some of the writing was evocative. However, I felt the execution was lacking, and at times the story seemed to rush past plot points and suddenly I was reading a very different story. Didn‘t like the end at all but I see there is a sequel. Not sure I‘d bother reading it. Only okay for me overall #kittensoflitsy #klausthekitty #readingwithcats
Quick read & so much fun! Already pre-ordering the next one! #TheHazelWood
Started reading an ebook from the library of the Hazel Wood during my break at work to keep going with the #summersendreadathon! I got through 65 pages of it already, which isn‘t half bad!
Finished this morning but then had to run errands. Really good! A teeny bit creepier than I normally read (and I know for most of you this is not creepy at all 😂) I enjoyed the characters and the New York setting and well as the other settings. I was hooked and interested almost the whole time. Melancholy ending... to find out another in the series is coming out in January! Makes sense 😏
Ending the day with a cup of tea and my MOMS Club Book Club read. I just took over as Book Club Coordinator and for the month of August I had them vote on genre (they chose YA) and then the book. And The Hazel Wood is the winner! Which is great because I bought it several months ago and haven't gotten around to it until now. Ha!!
I decided to make a summer TBR of “fun” titles - celebrity memoirs, childhood favorite re-reads, etc. - since we still have 2 months of the season left, back-to-school merchandise displays be damned. Even I was impressed when I saw my list had ballooned to 805 titles. (I‘m not delusional, I realize I‘ll probably only get through about 20 of them if I‘m lucky). #booknerdproblems