“They are twilight creatures, beings of dawn and dusk, of standing between one thing and another, of not quite and almost, of borderlands and shadows.”
Title: The Darkest Part of the Forest
Author: Holly Black
Good things about this book: The fairies.
Bad things about this book: The end: I wanted to know more.
Do I recommend it? Yes, I do.
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A fairy boy trapped inside a crystal coffin in the middle of the forest? Sold! The magical atmosphere of a city called Fairfold in which humans cohabitate with the Folk is something I have always wanted to experience. Yeah, I know fairies aren’t cute little creatures with tiny wings and pompons on their shoes, but still, it feels like the kind of town I want to live in. Fairies as unbelievably beautiful and vicious, and also a little bit creepy? Yes, please!
As much as I enjoyed the book as a whole package with all its magic, mysteries, rare swords and cute people, I found the first part of the story hard to digest, mainly because of Hazel. I found her a little bit too annoying and immature. I get the teenage drama thing but it was starting to get on my nerves. Maybe I was too hard on her, maybe not, thing is I got to know her a little bit better in the second half of the book and, guess what, I didn’t dislike her as much.
“You and your sister are very dear to each other. To show your regard, you give each other lovely bouquets of lies.”
The second half of the book has Severin and more Ben and Jack so maybe they are also guilty of making the second part better. Severin, the horned boy finally free, is obviously beautiful and strong, and with him mysteries also came free. I loved Severin’s character: adorable, intriguing, charming, and dreamy. It’s officially a crush. I also liked very much Ben, Hazel’s brother. I like him from the beginning and I was so happy to read the chapters in his pov.
I could write about everything and spoil the book but I won’t. First, because lately I’m having a hard time writing reviews. Let’s say, harder than usual. Second, because I threw myself blindly into it and, after having done that a few times already, I have to say that that’s a better way to read a book. Don’t read anything about it. The less you know, the more you’ll like it. For me it’s been that way lately.
Severin, I already miss you! So long, cutie pie!