Fantasy · Fiction · Young Adult

The Hazel Wood

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Title: The Hazel Wood

Author: Melissa Albert

Performer: Rebecca Soler

Length: 10 hr, 35 min, 25 sec

Series: The Hazel Wood, Book 1

Publishing Date/Publisher: 2018 by MacMillan Audio

Format: eAudiobook

Review: This is an example of a fairytale done right.  In the same fashion as the Brothers Grimm, Albert weaves together a series of dark and twisted tales with no morals and a whole lot of death.  I can honestly say that I never knew what to expect with this story, because it is not an adaptation of anything I am familiar with.  It does have echoes of Alice in Wonderland in the sense that a character named Alice portals into a fantasy world; however, that seems to be where the similarities end.  I enjoyed the characters, and the dialogue, and the way the author wove together a modern day setting with a more fantastical one.  I am also a sucker for stories within a story, and I was very pleased to find out that although this could easily have been a standalone, there will be a continuation of this story in another book.  There were a number of story titles mentioned that were not told, and I am hopeful that those stories might be revealed in the next installment.  I also hope that there is more to the story of Alice and Finch.  Fingers crossed!

As always, Rebecca Soler was a perfect performer in this story.  Loved it in audiobook format!

Reader: Bekah

Rating: 

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