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Inspired by Hungarian history and Jewish mythology, a story of magic and faith, storytelling and tradition, belonging and violence, in which a pagan woman is betrayed by her village and thrust into a hostile world where a vengeful cleric seeking religious purity has risen to power.
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Expected publication: 2021 by Voyager
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Maria Dong
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I will try very hard not to give away any spoilers!

I had the incredible good fortune to read a super early version of this book. Almost a year later, I still think about it all the time. I was hooked from the first paragraph, to the point where I played hooky from work for the first time in my entire adult life, just so I could keep reading, and stashed myself in a panera for something like six hours while crying real actual tears every half hour or so. I read the entire thing in a single
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Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
UPDATE: I just read the revision and it's even more perfect, truly truly perfect, everyone better get on this before the inevitable ENORMOUS FRANCHISE AND FILM AND COMICS AND GAME ADAPTATIONS THAT WILL BE ABSOLUTELY 100% DESERVED.

My friend wrote this and it is extremely good. :)
Courtney Gould
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021, horror-adjacent
I don't even know where to start with this one.

THE WOLF AND THE WOODSMAN is brilliant. A perfect intersection of lore, storytelling, and heart. This is a story about stories, and about the way that stories shape nations, cultures, and societies. TWATW is bloody and heartwrenching, gorgeous and horrifying all at once. I spent much of the book with my shoulders tensed up to my ears, afraid to read the next page.

Reid's prose is so lyrical it swallows you whole. The world building is complex, rich
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SAMANTHA RAJARAM
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh, this book! It’s one of this transportive, delicious books that completely engrossed me for a full day. I read it in one sitting. The descriptions of the world of this book are lush and beautiful and still somehow austere. The love story at its center is captivating, but it’s the political/cultural subtext that makes this book such a gem. It can be read on so many levels. A beautiful book!
Sophie Cohen
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It’s not every day your friend writes a book. So when one does, you write a review asserting that the writing is in fact impeccable and everyone should preorder it pretty please.
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Ava Reid was born in Manhattan and raised right across the Hudson River in Hoboken, but currently lives in Palo Alto, where the weather is too sunny and the people are too friendly. She has a degree in political science from Barnard College, focusing on religion and ethnonationalism. She has worked for a refugee resettlement organization, for a U.S. senator, and, most recently, for an AI robotics ...more