The Darkest Part of the Forest - Holly Black

The Darkest Part of the Forest

By Holly Black

  • Release Date: 2015-01-13
  • Genre: Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 151 Ratings)

Book Synopsis

A girl makes a secret sacrifice to the faerie king in this lush New York Times bestselling fantasy by author Holly Black

In the woods is a glass coffin. It rests on the ground, and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives....
Hazel and her brother, Ben, live in Fairfold, where humans and the Folk exist side by side. Since they were children, Hazel and Ben have been telling each other stories about the boy in the glass coffin, that he is a prince and they are valiant knights, pretending their prince would be different from the other faeries, the ones who made cruel bargains, lurked in the shadows of trees, and doomed tourists. But as Hazel grows up, she puts aside those stories. Hazel knows the horned boy will never wake.
Until one day, he does...
As the world turns upside down, Hazel has to become the knight she once pretended to be.
The Darkest Part of the Forest is bestselling author Holly Black's triumphant return to the opulent, enchanting faerie tales that launched her YA career.

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Latest Impressions

  • It was okay...

    By monica0117939
    I really love most of Holly Black’s books but this one was a little disappointing.
  • Holly Black is life.

    By Sincerely Sabrina
    Loved it!!!
  • Something missing

    By Love, life, and pinterest
    I actually liked this book. I thought it was an interesting story with a little mystery. I can't pinpoint exactly what I didn't like, I just felt like it was missing something.
  • Could of been better

    By Bissshhhh
    I love Holly Black! My kind of author and genre. But this book was very slow and boring. I thought more was going to happen since the beginning started with such a great fairy tale story. I recommend any other Holly Black book, but this one had a hard time catching up. As much as I loved the characters and their looks, it was kinda difficult to know which sibling the horned boy was attracted too. And for a character that the book is based around, you barely see him in the book at all. This would be a cute and appropriate book for someone 14-16 who’s starting to read more mature books, since Holly Black’s books are much more dark and violent with a hint of beautiful romance. Love love love Holly Black tho, my fairy Gothmother!
  • I loved it

    By Leslie-wa
    Such a sucker for faeries and Holly Black. Wished I would've bought this in paperback to keep forever but waiting till I got my hands on it to read it after the free preview was too much. I absolutely loved the characters, the story and setting. I hope she never stops writing not many faerie books out there and she is absolutely amazing at bringing this other world to life.
  • Absolutely in LOVE

    By Niko_Wild
    This is one of the most well written books I have ever read. It's a book many gay kids never thought they would ever get. It enhanced my sense of "normal" in the best way. Holly Black is a visionary tying In the realities of the modern world as well as the magical world in which lurks in our shadows. It is a must read for anyone. The way she utilizes words is enchanting. If I could give more than 5 stars you bet I would. Will defiantly be reading more of her books!
  • Time well spent...

    By Peachie's Mom
    Holly Black does another masterful job of giving voice to our dark and sinister dreams and musings with bark, leaf, and bone in the land of the fae. Again, these are not the tales of childhood but the real tales of lesson and triumph meant to inspire the reader to feats beyond their station and beyond imagination. Lovely read, beautifully flawed and embraceable characters in a world you can't help but want to be a part of.. In all its beautiful horror.