Books Read in January 2018


Melissa Albert

Alice’s grandmother wrote a rare book of fairy tales Alice has never been allowed to read. She spends her life moving from place to place with her mother, never staying too long, never settling. When her mother disappears, Alice’s search leads her to The Hazel Wood, where she discovers the depth and darkness her grandmother’s tales really hold.

With dark fairy tale elements woven into a thrilling story, The Hazel Wood had me under its spell from beginning to end. Magic crackled on every page. It read like a horror/fairy tale mash up with the feel of Alice in Wonderland, The Shining and something else entirely unique. Beautiful writing and world-building. Great pick for fans of Moïra Fowley-Doyle with an extra dose of fantasy.

Links: The Book Depository, Amazon, Wordery, Goodreads

Also read this month:

Stalking Jack the Ripper – Kerri Maniscalco

November 9  – Colleen Hoover (audiobook)

(See all reviews on Goodreads here)