By Holly Black
Read by Lauren Fortgang
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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.
Praise for The Coldest Girl in Coldtown:An Amazon Best Teen Book of the YearA School Library Journal Best Book of the YearYALSA Best Fiction for Young AdultsYALSA Top Ten Amazing Audio BooksA Kirkus Best YA Books
* "You may be ready to put a stake in vampire lit, but read this first: It's dark and dangerous, bloody and brilliant."Kirkus, starred review
*"Teens with a yen for dark, futuristic novels, and maybe even a few Anne Rice readers, will find this a refreshing take on vampire lit. As always, Black's writing is quick paced and thought-provoking. A must-have for any teen collection."School Library Journal, starred review
* "With rapid-fire dialogue, lavish details, and a wildly imagined world, this will enthrall Black's fans from start to finish and leave them hoping for another bone-chilling vicarious tour of Coldtown."Booklist, starred review
- On Sale
- Jan 13, 2015
- Hachette Audio