The Wicker Woods have a long memory. They do not forgive, they do not forget, and they do not let go. Walker women are the only ones who are brave enough to venture inside - and even then, only on a full moon, when the woods are asleep. Nora Walker finds lost things in the woods on these full moon nights, and brings them back to her home. But one night, one cold, snowy night, Nora finds a boy in the woods. A boy who's been missing for two weeks. A boy who should be dead.
Give me a heist, and I swear I'm happy. An impossible task, a group of people with a wide variety of specialized skill sets, and an incredibly complicated plan - it's just a recipe for a perfect story.
Jack just wants to make it through classroom presentations today. Or at least, that's all he wanted to do. Before he got kidnapped by a strange man, chased by weird demon things, and transported through a portal to an island where grown-ups are arguing about whether or not he needs to get his mind "scraped".
Aru Shah is a liar. She doesn't necessarily mean to be a liar - she has such a large imagination that is sometimes difficult for her stories to stay firmly grounded in reality. One of her lies quickly gets out of hand, however, and Aru accidentally frees the Sleeper from his prison. Now Aru must stop the demon before it's too late!
In one of the first books to feature time-travel, a mechanic from nineteenth century New England is knocked out during a fight and wakes up in Camelot. He decides that with all of his knowledge of the modern world, he should be able to run the whole country himself in three weeks.
This book is a doozy. It's definitely a commitment (the audiobook was over 48 hours), and it takes some time before the story gets going. That said, I really did enjoy this book once I got into it.
This was such a fun middle-grade read. It takes an irreverent look at some very dark subject matter - it felt like what I imagine A Series of Unfortunate Events would sound like without all of the breaking of the fourth wall.
We rejoin our sisters with many questions and may confusing feelings. The countdown is on, and by the end of the year only one can survive. Nothing has changed. Except that everything has changed.
This book was so over-hyped. I don't usually write reviews for books that I rate 2 stars are lower (this is the 3rd), but I was so disappointed with this story, that I feel like I need to state my case.
This was an excellent conclusion to Kelsea's story. The pacing was good, and I felt like the flashback scenes to the original settlement made more sense than the flashback scenes in The Invasion of the Tearling. I loved being able to rejoin this cast of characters, and I loved that the world was expanded even further.