The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood #1)

The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood #1)

Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice?s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice?s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: her mother is stolen away?by a fig Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice?s life on the road, always a step ahead of the u...

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Title:The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood #1)
Author:Melissa Albert
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Hazel Wood
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood #1) Reviews

  • Melissa
    Oct 21, 2016
    UPDATE: I've been getting this question a lot, so I'll answer it here: The Hazel Wood is not an Alice in Wonderland retelling. I just like the name Alice. ;) For the curious: a first chapter excerpt lives here: http://ew.com/books/2017/06/07/meliss... (And thanks for being curiou...
  • Melanie
    Sep 18, 2017
    ARC provided by Flatiron Books in exchange for an honest review. ?Once upon a time there was a beautiful queen who thought words were stronger than anything. She used them to win love and money and gifts. She used them to carry her across the world.? Let me just start thi...
  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    Aug 18, 2017
    About: The Hazel Wood is a young adult fantasy written by Melissa Albert. It will be published on 1/30/2018 by Flatiron Books, an imprint of Macmillan Publisher, 368 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, and fiction. This book is intended for readers ages 12 to 18. This is the au...
  • Emily May
    Oct 04, 2017
    Did her insides match her outsides? Was the way my life dripped off me like water, barely leaving a mark, normal? Okay, so this was not a book for me. I really wish I hadn?t received an arc of The Hazel Wood and had instead waited for more reviews to roll in first. The blurb m...
  • Emer
    Feb 17, 2018
    I wanted to love this book so badly. A book that blurs the lines between fairytale and reality... I'm so there!! I was ready to love it.... But something went dramatically wrong. I found myself frequently getting bored and confused. This took me a week to read. That is not routine ...
  • Heather 'Bookables'
    Jan 20, 2018
    This book was so deliciously dark & creepy. Overall I really enjoyed it but it just wasn't a full 5/5 for me. The main character was horribly mean and made me not like the book as much. I did enjoy the actual stories from 'Tales from the Hinterland' a ton though, that I would lo...
  • Stacee
    Mar 01, 2017
    I had seen so many people losing their minds over this, so I was quite excited to get a chance to borrow an arc from a friend and honestly, I don't know how to review this. Alice is the sort of MC that I struggle with. She's rude and I loathed her pretty much the entire time I was ...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Nov 14, 2017
    On sale now! Final review, just posted on Fantasy Literature: Alice Proserpine has always led a drifter?s life with her mother Ella. They scrape by on the edge of homelessness, constantly moving from place to place, staying with friends until they wear out their welcome, bad luck ...
  • bran (brandonthebookaddict)
    Jul 14, 2017
    THREE THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK. 1) I heard that this book had The Raven Boys vibes and I was sooo excited to read this book and find out more as to why it resembled one of my favorites series of all time BUT...... literally, FUCKING LIESSSSSS. I SEE NOTHING, N O T H I N G, ABO...
  • Lola
    Nov 11, 2017
    3.5 stars. This is a curious story. It is mysterious from beginning to end. The atmosphere is dark enough to make suspenseful scenes give us goosebumps and the writing is a combination between fairytale-esque and modern. I read this book for the story, not for the characters...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    Jun 11, 2017
    It's time for another unpopular opinion review! This book was literally the single biggest reading disappointment of the year for me. I really wanted to love this story. It was being marketed as a twisted fairytale, and those are my aesthetic for sure - the spookier and darker, the bet...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Jun 25, 2018
    This started off SO strong, but I feel like the first half and the second half were completely different books. Even though I?m not usually into fantasy, I would have easily given the first half 5 stars, but then the second half happened and I just ? ugh. What a let down. I will r...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Feb 11, 2018
    UP DAMN DATE! Here is the Fairyloot Box. I told y'all I would have both of my subscription boxes with the same book. As usual, look for the link under the picture. BOOKISH STUFF FROM FAIRYLOOT This OWLCRATE picture is crap y'all. Don't ask, but as usual, click on the link...
  • Kit✵
    Aug 01, 2017
    2/5 This was?well, I mean ? ugh, this is disappointing to say, but this just wasn?t good ya?ll. And believe me, as someone who was waiting to read this since last year, I?m extremely disappointed right now. I mean, the synopsis sounded great, and I couldn?t wait to get m...
  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    Oct 26, 2017
    4.5* Thoughts tk at some point when I have time, sorry! ...
  • Riley
    Feb 02, 2018
    This book took me almost 4 months to read because every time I picked it up I just felt dread. That may be a bit harsh considering I really enjoyed the beginning of this book but I quickly found that it just was not what I expected or wanted. This was marketed as a fantasy so I was...
  • Sabaa Tahir
    Feb 01, 2018
    Holy Hinterland crows, that was good. Read this at night, with a cup of tea and the lights dimmed so you can be scared silly like I was. :D :D ...
  • Kate (GirlReading)
    Jan 14, 2018
    3.75* Alice in Wonderland meets Inkheart in Melissa Albert's dark and twisty modern day fairytale, The Hazel Wood. I have to say that enjoyed the first half more so than the second, as it was less fantasy and more twisted contemporary mystery, which I loved. I also felt the endin...
  • Emma Giordano
    Mar 15, 2018
    3 Stars. Not my favorite book I?ve ever read, but still enjoyable. I don?t have particularly strong feelings about this book. The writing was fine. The characters were okay. The world was probably the most interesting element of the story, but nothing amazing in my opinion. I re...
  • emma
    Feb 17, 2018
    Finally, I had an unpopular opinion???...but in the fun way! Honestly, even though hating the books that everyone loves makes me feel #quirky and #unique and dare I say...not like other girls, it gets old. Hating the books your friends love = no fun. https://emmareadstoomu...
  • Candace Robinson
    Sep 28, 2017
    Don't know what to say... I'm bummed about this one... ? ...
  • Carrie
    Nov 06, 2017
    At seventeen Alice had never known what it was like to have a real home, she and her mother were always on the move as far back as she can remember. Alice knew that somewhere out there she had a grandmother that lived on her estate, the Hazel Wood, although Alice had never been to meet...
  • katherine
    Jan 15, 2018
    ?Look until the leaves turn red, sew the worlds up with thread. If your journey's left undone, fear the rising of the sun.? Okay, I need to say that this is a good book, the writing is absolutely breathtaking and the world that has been created just blew me away. I was surpris...
  • Hannah Greendale
    Jan 28, 2018
    Seventeen-year-old Alice has never had reason to believe her grandmother's book of dark fairy tales is founded in truth - until now. When her mother is kidnapped by a mysterious figure who claims to be from the Hinterland ? the dangerous supernatural world where her grandmother's sto...
  • Lou
    Jan 14, 2018
    I will start by saying - this is an incredibly talked about book pre-publication and despite me loving everything the synopsis detailed, I was a tad worried that, like other massively hyped novels, that it would be a let down - I needn't have been concerned, this book is magnificent. ...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Aug 14, 2017
    "Everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt." You know those Disney princess fairytales, the ones where the damsel in distress is saved by Prince Charming and they get married and live happily ever after? Yeah, this isn't that story. Think of the old school Brother's Grimm fairytale...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Jul 23, 2017
    That was one of the most mesmerizing, creepy, and creative stories I've found in a long time! I absolutely loved the writing, but the plot itself wasn't really my cup of tea. Alice grew up moving from place to place with her mom whenever "bad luck" and weird situations caught up to ...
  • Anika
    Aug 10, 2017
    *****I received this book for free from a Goodreads giveaway***** 2 stars. I was really disappointed with this book. It was my first and probably only ARC I will ever get, and it was a let down. This book started off super strong for me. I flew through the first 80 or so pag...
  • Shreya (☆High Lady of The Night Court☆)
    May 22, 2018
    "And while they're being told, stories create the energy that makes this world go. They keep our stars in place. They make our grass grow." You want to read a mysterious, crazily intriguing book, this is it. My heart was racing for the first 7 chapters because I had no idea what ...
  •  ⚔ Sh3lly ⚔
    Jan 27, 2018
    RELEASE DAY! Review also found at: https://dustoffyourmachalo.wordpress.... This book reminds me a bit of Christina Henry?s Alice. (That book was a 2015 Goodreads Choice Nominee for Horror just so that sort of sets the vibe for you). Although this is not set in an alternate...