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The Woodcutter by Kate Danley
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really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy

I'm struggling to think of how to describe THE WOODCUTTER; it is a fantastical, unguessable read. The Woodcutter [kind of a protector in The Magical Woods] discovers the dead body of a girl wearing glass slippers and tries to find her family to inform them - and to discover the killer.

From that point on, things really start to become wild; more murders, more cameos from fairytale characters, messed up fairytales, a Viking God with a missing Hellhound and the magical world mixing with the human one. Who is distorting the world and why?

It's up to The Woodcutter to put everything back together again...

THE WOODCUTTER is part, fantasy and part mystery, with a dash of adventure thrown in. The part I loved most about this mash-up is that the reader has no idea what is going to happen from one page to the next, so everything is a genuine surprise. It's been a while since a book has kept me on my toes - so to speak.

Another highlight for me was guessing all of the different fairytales and myths, as they show up. I doubt that I caught them all...

As much as I enjoyed the story, I have to remove a star due to the very short chapters. They did effect the flow of the story and were a bit annoying. It's a bit like how a car sputters when you turn the engine on; it comes to life, stills, then restarts itself.

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Reading Progress

August 25, 2012 – Shelved
August 26, 2012 – Shelved as: fantasy
August 26, 2012 –
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Started Reading
August 30, 2012 – Finished Reading

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