The Night Country
The highly anticipated sequel to Melissa Albert’s beloved, New York Times bestselling debut The Hazel Wood!
In The Night Country, Alice Proserpine dives back into a menacing, mesmerizing world of dark fairy tales and hidden doors. Follow her and Ellery Finch as they learn The Hazel Wood was just the beginning, and that worlds die not with a whimper, but a bang.
And you know what! I surprisingly enjoyed this one more. I still went back and forth between 3 and 4 stars but 3.5 rounded up again to 4. And another interesting fact during ...more
Tehehehehe. I love being back in this world. If you thought The Hazel Wood was dark, just wait until you jump into The Night Country. This sequel kept all the things I loved about the first book, and brought in a bunch of new ...more
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In book one, it was Alice's ...more
“A book is always a door.”
With Alice’s return from the Hinterland, I guess this book verges into Urban Fantasy, more so than before. There’s further crossover between the Stories and our world as we follow Alice as she tries to unravel another mystery. While the Hinterland itself was once following her, now she’s haunted by new ...more
I actually liked this book so much better than the first one. Which is good for a sequel!! But I still felt like it was perhaps a bit awkwardly paced in quite a few areas, Alice was still a bit confusing character . . . and there definitely wasn't enough Finch. I also wanted this to be longer?? The ...more
As always, a copy of this book was provided by the publisher or author in exchange for my honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way. LIBRO.FM provided the audiobook for reviewing purposes. This does not effect my opinion in any way. You can also find this review here at Booked J.
The Hazel Wood Series
The Hazel Wood: (4.5--is likely to be bumped up to a five star)
The Night Country:
W-O-W. Wow. Just, wow. I'm obsessed.
You guys already know I'm a ...more
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“‘You still think you live in a world where girls will lie down for you and show you their throats.’”
“‘Now lie down, and show me your throat.’”
After escaping The Hinterland and her story, Alice is back in New York with her mother, just trying to make a new life for herself away from the magic and fairy tales. But after time paces, Alice finds herself drawn back to the ex-stories of The ...more
I wasn't so keen on Ellory's part of the story. His relationship with ...more
This story has potential and it falls short in a number of ways. I did find a continuity issue at the end with Sophia Snow, feels like a late add that was poorly edited into the book. The ...more
The first 100 or so pages of this book, I felt like nothing was happening. Honestly though, once you get past that it does get interesting ...more
This is probably about a 3.5 and I'm marking it as a 3 because I was a bit disappointed in it. Why is that? Probably because it suffered by comparison with The Hazel Wood.
Alice has changed a lot from the first book. Instead of being cold and bitter, she's ineffectively panicked for most of the story. She's worried about her new friends from the Hinterlands who are now living in Brooklyn. Alice feels very human in this book, and I ...more
I still plan on reading Tales from the Hinterland when it comes out but I just could not get into this. I feel like the magic of the first book was largely in the whole 'book within a book' format and featuring the original stories more heavily. This one read more like a very standard young adult urban fantasy murder mystery kind of thing and I was not feeling it. I'm looking forward to reading more of the original fairy tales in the future novella but I don't think this sequel was ...more
I was lucky to have the opportunity to see Melissa Albert and bookstagramer Meghan Vanderlee in conversation this past week about Melissa's newest release, The Night Country. Melissa Albert was incredibly kind and a joy to listen to. I look forward to being transported back into the Hazel Wood and see what dark secrets it holds for us!
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