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Dispatches from Terabithia

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The Darkest Part of the Forest

The Darkest Part of the Forest - Holly Black Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once. At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking. Until one day, he does…

I’m realizing I’ve now read four Holly Black books in two months. Woo. Totally unintentional, yo. I found myself absolutely riveted to this audiobook after several false starts where I just couldn’t get hooked in, but once I did I really enjoyed myself. It’s an interesting take on the urban fantasy fairy interactions -- complete with female warrior, believable LGBT characters. Whimsical, beautiful, dark, fun. The mechanic that the story depended on was awesome, though I did see the twist coming from a mile away, darnit.