Tales from the Hinterland (The Hazel Wood)

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“A story that reads like lost pages from Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Tales From the Hinterland mixes dark fairy tales with fantasy, death, and mystique. Each tale is intricately illustrated with a cover illustration and border art that looks like it was drawn with a quill dipped in ink and blood, making them feel like they were ripped from an old leather-bound book.

Dark and haunting, Tales From the Hinterland gets under your skin in a good way, winding its tales like ice in your veins and pouring from the pages like blood from a pricked finger. Melissa Albert captivates her reading audience with stories of death, marriage, greed, enchanters, fools, and tempting fate. Where girls believe if they sacrifice a drop of blood to the Wicked Wife, they will dream of their husbands, and a woman who sheds her skin warning readers of death’s many games. Creepy and delightfully, disturbing tales this collection of stories is everything fans of The Hazel Wood have been asking for. However, do not be fooled by the light and cheerful fairytales we know today; these resemble the dark stories that were once used to warn children of the dangers that lurk in the shadows, warning girls to be careful of whom they trust their bodies to.”

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Author Melissa Albert
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 240 pages
Publisher Flatiron Books
Publish Date 2021-Jan-12
ISBN 9781250302724 Buy this Book
Issue March 2021
Category Young Adult