Friday, 30 January 2015
Quickie Review: The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
Fairfold is a mystical place that has very close ties with magical community. However an agreement has been made that the people of Fairfold aren't to be bothered by the faeries, but tourists are fair game, if you act like a tourist then you are fair game too. The Darkest Part of the Forest is the story of Hazel and Ben, siblings who have a unique insight into the magical community, and when the Horned boy has been awoken, these siblings must find out who woke him, why, and what they can do to stop the Alderking.
The Darkest Part of the Forest is possibly the hardest review I have had to write so far this year, and even now I am still in two minds over what I really thought of the book itself.
The idea behind the story itself was interesting with twist and turns that I did not expect, however there were some parts that I lost focus in what was really going on, and on several occasions even debated putting this down as a did not finish. I found it hard to actually become invested in the story, the characters, and the overall outcome, and it wasn't till about 75% into the book that I really found myself engrossed with what was happening. Once I did become invested I really enjoyed what I read, it just took to long to get there.
Overall an OK read, some moments seemed to go on for too long, and took forever to get to the good parts.