Title: The Hazel Wood
By: Melissa Albert
Call #: YA Fiction Alber.M
For as long as Alice can remember, she and her mother have kept on the move. Never staying in one place too long; always trying to outrun the inexplicable bad luck that seems to follow them everyone. After Alice’s grandmother, the author of a dark and twisted fairy tale book with cult following, dies on her equally mysterious estate, Alice’s mother celebrates thinking the source of their bad luck is finally gone, but this is just the beginning. Alice’s mother is kidnapped from their apartment by someone claiming to be from one her grandmother’s stories and in order to save her Alice must do the one thing her mother warned her not to – Alice must find her grandmother’s estate, the Hazel Wood.
If you enjoy creepy, gothic fairy tales, you won’t want to miss out on this book. It is full of sinister characters and startling twists which combine to make an unsettling read in the best possible way from start to finish.