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Out of the Woods

(Eden Sisters #2)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  362 ratings  ·  42 reviews
The fun fair is in town! With its clouds of pink candy floss and whirling big wheel, what child could resist such temptation? Little do the Eden sisters know that they are being lured into a wicked witch’s lair. . . . Belladonna wants
Aurora’s heart and Storm’s all-powerful musical pipe, and she will stop at nothing to get them. Driven by vanity and greed, she makes a
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Published April 13th 2010 by David Fickling Books (first published August 6th 2009)
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Sand-Witch
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love how this book raises all your hopes and then drops it down a deep hole. I loved the ending so much it was so sad and so depressing and so sweet all at the same time. This book will destroy you in the inside. The story moves fast and is never boring. And the illustrations. They. Are. Amazing.
Ifrah
Jan 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing


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Would you ever go into a deep dark woods that was filled with dangers and mysteries? Where most people wouldn’t go, Storm Eden the heroine of this book is always willing to go. She is witty, clever and courageous. Out of the Woods, is a sequel of the previous book, Into the Woods. They both are great and entertaining books to read, especially if you are a fairytale lover. The have romance, action, comedy, adventure, and humor. Storm is willing to do anything to pr
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Lillian Gravatt
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is about the three Eden sisters, Aurora, Storm and Any. It is the second book in the Eden Sisters series. From the bottom of the ocean, a magical flute with power to control people resurfaces and an evil witch called Belladonna seeks to find it. When Belladonna learns that it is in Eden’s End, she makes a plan to become the Eden sister’s stepmother so she can both find the flute and take Aurora’s heart. She wants her heart because only the heart of the fairest of the land can restore h ...more
Katie
Feb 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Out of the Woods is a sequel to Into the Woods written by Lyn Gardner. This book can stand alone though, as I thought there was enough back story that I didn’t need to read the first book to understand the plot. As a teacher, I would suggest this book to 5th-8th grade students. I would suggest they read it at any time, but especially after a fairy tale unit. Although it is not written in the traditional fairy tale style, it tells a story about three new characters that experience romance, comedy ...more
Pat
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Out of the Woods: A Memoir of Wayfinding by Lynn Darling
There are quite a lot of memoirs which where the writer goes off somewhere by themselves and finds a new way forward. Of particular note for me were Plant Dreaming Deep by May Sarton and her follow up Journal of Solitude. The first memoir described her new life in a new home in New Hampshire, a journal which had a very popular appeal. In the second she tried in her words to erase what she felt was `the false impression’ she had given of her
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Laura
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Katieb (MundieMoms)
While I haven't read the first book in the series, I enjoyed reading the sequel. There was enough of the back story that I didn't feel lost on what was going on, nor did I feel that it was redundant. I really liked the way in which Lyn put a spin on various children's fairy tales and meshed them together in this book. It was the fairy tale lore that hooked me the most.

In true fairy tale form, there's adventure, love, danger and an important message that lies just beneath the heart of the story.
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Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
While I haven't read the first book in the series, I enjoyed reading the sequel. There was enough of the back story that I didn't feel lost on what was going on, nor did I feel that it was redundant. I really liked the way in which Lyn put a spin on various children's fairy tales and meshed them together in this book. It was the fairy tale lore that hooked me the most.

In true fairy tale form, there's adventure, love, danger and an important message that lies just beneath the heart of the story.
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Theresa
Dec 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, middle-grade
maybe a 3.5? another book for the I hate 5 stars system. This book is really well written. She adds depth to every character and their is lots of conversation. So why is it not a solid four if not a five?


Too weird for me. Just eye rolling , groaning weird. Had I read some reviews and saw what people were likening it to, I wouldn't have picked it up. This isn't my kind of book.

Storm is the rightful owner of an enchanted pipe. Evil Belladonna wants it to take over the world. She also wants to eat
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Cym
Sep 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Lisa
Book 2 in Lyn Gardner's possible trilogy, this book was so much fun and recommended to me by Timothy. A trio of sisters must make it on their own in the face of Belladonna who wants the beautiful older sister, Aurora's, heart (remind you of a certain fairy tale?) and the magical pipe of the second sister, Storm. Through several twists and turns, visits from other fairy tale characters (even the Grimm brothers), the story comes to a most dramatic ending! For kids who love fantasy and fairy tale, ...more
Cassandra
Retelling of: Snow White, Orpheus and the Underworld, Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks, Ordinary Princess.

Not as good as the first one, but still a nice mashup of several fairy tales, this time including some greek myths too (!!)

Was mainly Snow White and Orpheus and Eurydice, but there were bits of The Snow Queen, Red Riding Hood, and even a bit of The Ordinary Princess and mentions of Jack and the Beanstalk and Goldilocks.

Ren
Feb 05, 2014 rated it liked it
To be honest, I was a little disappointed with this sequel. It just didn't quite live up to the first novel and felt disjointed, especially in the beginning.
However, I am really glad to have read it and found out what became of the Eden sisters. There were quite a few brilliant plot points and bits that made me giggle. And I cannot help but enjoy the plethora of fairytales that found their way into the stories.
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Melissa Dwyer
Nov 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Originally rated E by Cheryl Sprys
Gardner combines fairy tales and Greek mythology to come up with an exciting sequel to Into the Woods. Storm, Aurora and Any face the wicked witch Belladonna as she tries to get Aurora's heart and the magic pipe, which has returned to Storm. Their friend, Kit, turns out to be the missing prince. The story is fast-paced, one adventure after another. There is quite a bit of suspense at the end, but all turns out well.
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Jenny
Jan 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was an enjoyable sequel to Into the Woods. I am a fairy tale junkie, so I really appreciated the references to the classic stories and characters. This (and the first in the series) would be great for a book club...so many extended activities exploring which fairy tale appeared in the stories.
Kimberly Mcclune
No sequel could have been better penned to a book than this to its predecessor, Into the Woods. Lyn Gardner has once again brought her characters to life in a world intertwined with familiar fair tale stories and personalities. Storm and her sisters face their biggest challenges ever in this final act filled with adventure.
Annette
Apr 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Memoir of making it on your own, similar in style to Joan Anderson's A Year by the Sea, but not as full of the inner wisdom Joan shared. This story is more about how Lynn learns to navigate her new life, (empty nest), while learning how to find her way around the woods and mountains where she has taken up residence.

Enlightening, but covers no new ground in my opinion.
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Kristin
Fairy tale mashups can be tricky...and Into the Woods was the only one of the recent ones that I really loved. This sequel is pretty awesome...bringing in greek mythology, LOTR themes, AND a pretty cool girl-powery version of Snow White...with lots of other supporting fairy tale bits as well.
Heather
May 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I didn't like the previous book as much as I had anticipated, but this one was entirely different. I enjoyed it much more than I had anticipated. This book has quite a fun and entertaining cast of characters and a fabulous set of adventures. ...more
Linda
May 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
I felt a bit of deja vu reading this after reading Into the Wild by Sarah Durst. Similar idea with the interweaving of the fairy tale plots, the fast-paced action and the humor. This can be read by itself, but it is the sequel to Into the Woods and there are references to action from that book.
Shawn Ruth
Apr 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Cute YA novel, but I'm pretty sure it is the second book in a series, but I didn't figure this out until I was in the middle of the book. Oh well. It was still a cute book. I will just have to go find the first one now. ...more
Julie
Jul 26, 2014 rated it liked it
A fun reworking of miscellaneous fairy tales into a contemporary kids' adventure story, with a dash of humor thrown in for good measure. Probably best suited to the younger end of the mid-grade (junior fiction) scale. ...more
April
Jan 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Honestly, I wasn't quite drawn to this sequel than I was with Into the woods, as it did not lead up to my expectations. But I did enjoy most of the plot, and found myself giggling at some of the comedy that was added to the story. I also definitely enjoyed the fairy tale mashups. ...more
Cecilia Rodriguez
Mar 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Gardner's plot blends together several of Grimm's fairy tales with the ancient Greek myths of Pandora and Orpheus.
The plot's tone is similar to: "Series of Unfortunate Events."
The theme of grief and jealousy is woven in and works well with the humor.
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Claire
Jan 16, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens, fantasy, rev
Not a bad fractured fairy tale by any measure, but disappointingly scattered (less funny, too) in comparison to Gardner's previous Into the Woods. ...more
Susan
Mar 03, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book started out feeling like a repeat of the first book, but I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome and plot twists.
Kate
May 28, 2010 rated it it was ok
Not as good as the first book. I was a bit disappointed.
Danyelle Leafty
Jun 26, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: bookshelf
Interesting fairy tale mash up, but I wish it could have gone deeper.
B
I just couldn't get into this book. Read 3/4 of it. ...more
Jon Cox
Jul 17, 2010 rated it it was ok
Run-of-the-mill. Paint by numbers. Formulaic. Trying way too hard to be clever, witty, and funny without any measureable success.
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Lyn Gardner is the author of Olivia’s First Term and the other Olivia books. She was born in London and now lives near Richmond Park with her partner and two daughters. A theatre critic for The Guardian, she goes to the theatre five or six nights a week, which should leave no time for writing books at all. Before
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