Monday, January 26, 2015

The Darkest Part of the Forest #bookishWISHES and Giveaway


I have been awaiting this book for a long time since the time it’s publication was announced and it’s cover was revealed. Holly Black’s latest present to the YA genre is the brilliant, unique and gritty which turns fairy tales on its head.


THE DARKEST PART OF THE FOREST by Holly Black



FAERIES. KNIGHTS. PRINCES. THINK YOU KNOW HOW THE STORY GOES? THINK AGAIN...


Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.

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…

As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?


Excited? Let me tell you, the book is as great as it's blurb and in this case this book can be judged by it's beautiful cover.



To celebrate the release of The Darkest Part of the Forest on 5th of Febuary, 2015, I am able to play Fairy Godmother and giveaway a copy of The Darkest Part of The Forest to one lucky person. But as this giveaway is dark fairy tale themed it won’t be as simple as that. The story has a running theme of ‘Be careful what you wish for’, what you have to do is comment below and tell me what you bookish wish is. It could be anything, it could be about the kind of book you want to read, the book you wish an author would write, the fairy tale you wish would be updated/ rewritten, the book you wish you’d written. It’s completely up to you! To give you some idea my wish is that:

My Bookish wish is that I am able to own a library. It may sound lame at first but I literary don’t have   I’ve stored them in boxes and now the situation is so bad that they are piled in corners in and around my room. Having a Library in my home or having a home as a library as my home (I’m not bothered by either way) not only will I be able to stored my books as they should be bur having easy access to them will also enable me to loan out my books to others. As I want to share my love for books and stories with everyone. I think people who don’t read don’t know what they are missing out on.
space in my house for any more books.

Well, that’s two wishes but they both are fulfilled by just one wish. So comment away for a chance to win a copy. For extra points you can also tweet the following: 

@escapismfanatic My #bookWISHES is 

followed by tour book wish. I’ll pick the winner who has the most creative or interesting book wish.
So Comment away. The Last day for entries is 7th February, 2015.

The Darkest Part of The Forest releases on the 5th of February 2015 in the UK by Indigo Book. 




Holly Black is the bestselling author of YA and children's books including being co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles, a NEW YORK TIMES No.1 bestselling phenomenon and hugely successful film. She has been a finalist for the MYTHOPOEIC AWARD, the EISNER AWARD and a recipient of the ANDRE NORTON AWARD and a NEWBERY HONOR. She currently lives in New England in a house with a secret door.


2 comments:

Andrea C. on January 26, 2015 at 5:09 PM said...

I think my Bookish wish would be for my personal library as well. While the library from Beauty and the Beast would be ideal, I know it's not totally logical. My own library isn't doable in my current home, but I've done a pretty good job with what I have :)

Outside of that, I would wish to me able to magically transport myself to any author signing! I would never have to bemoan those close but not quite close enough signings!

Rhoda on February 6, 2015 at 9:43 AM said...

My Bookish wish would be a hotline to my favourite authors. I'd love to get their insight into their books, that'd be amazing.
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