!!> Reading ➽ The Night Country ➶ Author Melissa Albert – Morefreeinfo.info
LET S GO I CANNOT WAIT i am going to adore this, 100% GIMME GIMME GIMME I WANT ALICE AND FINCH PLZZZ The Highly Anticipated Sequel To Melissa Albert S Beloved, New York Times Bestselling Debut The Hazel Wood In The Night Country, Alice Proserpine Dives Back Into A Menacing, Mesmerizing World Of Dark Fairy Tales And Hidden Doors Follow Her And Ellery Finch As They Learn The Hazel Wood Was Just The Beginning, And That Worlds Die Not With A Whimper, But A BangWith Finch S Help, Alice Escaped The Hinterland And Her Reclusive Grandmother S Dark Legacy Now She And The Rest Of The Dregs Of The Fairy Tale World Have Washed Up In New York City, Where Alice Is Trying To Make A New, Unmagical Life But Something Is Stalking The Hinterland S Survivors And She Suspects Their Deaths May Have A Darker Purpose Meanwhile, In The Winking Out World Of The Hinterland, Finch Seeks His Own Adventure, And If He Can Find It A Way Back Home COVERCOVERCOVERCOVERCOVERCOVERCOVERCOVERCOVERCOVERCOVERCOVERCOVERCOVERCOVER to whom it may concern Okay, all I can say is that I hope that Alice and Finch can find their way back to each other Maybe she ll join him in another world along with her mother after all, Ella missed the magic too. This better be about Finch That s all I m asking for GODDAMN IT WOMAN PLEASE JUST GIVE ME MORE FINCH EDITED TO ADD WE HAVE A TITLE AND IT IS GOOOOOOOOOOOORGEOUSSSSSSSSS NOW ALL WE NEED IS A SYNOPSIS AND I WILL BE ONE HAPPY LADY Don t get me wrong, I LOVED The Hazel Wood but it ended on such a good note what are you going to do This wasn t magic like I d seen the snarled labyrinth of the Hazel Wood, the unlatched cages of the Hinterland It was older Cruder This magic was a blunt and wily animal, fed on horrorsI actually liked this book so much better than the first one Which is good for a sequel But I still felt like it was perhaps a bit awkwardly paced in quite a few areas, Alice was still a bit confusing character and there definitely wasn t enough Finch I also wanted this to be longerThe original dark fairytales played a larger part in this sequel which was probably why I loved it so much , however this also came across as just overall written better than the first bookThat sounds good, I told him Which part The part where you re with me I was a teeny tiny bit disappointed with the romantic arc that Alice and Finch took, because it was so neat to have them follow all the romantic tropes but then twist it where they re friends instead Look, I m not saying I didn t like the turn they took, I m just a little sad they didn t stay friends and still have a powerful relationship but as friends. However, Finch is adorable and such a bookish nerd, and his character arc was probably the best albeit a bit unexplainedof all the characters.Overall this is a good series, I absolutely LOVE the dark fairytale vibes of it, but it s a bit lacking in character depth and plot pacing which means it felt weaker than it could have been I received a digital ARC from Flatiron Books via Edelweiss Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own Quotes in the review and reading updates were taken from an uncorrected ARC copy. No need to talk about the elephant in the room It is so obvious that I didn t enjoy the first book and I didn t foresee my request would be accepted but one morning I checked my library and here we go I got this sequel and I firstly admit, WHAT AN ARTISTIC, AMAZING COVER reflects book s darkness approach to the fairytales.And you know what I surprisingly enjoyed this one I still went back and forth between 3 and 4 stars but 3.5 rounded up again to 4 And another interesting fact during my read I honestly wanted this book a little bit longer Of course instead of getting lost at the horrifying labyrinth of Hazel Wood, focusing on dark fairytales was great move of the author.CONSI still have problems about Alice s complex, unbalanced, weird character development and her indecisive relationship with Finch Actually at this book their relationship named to something but I don t know if I like this definition or hate it PROSThe author s remarkable evil genius capacity to see the dark side of the stories and twist the entire fairy tales we d been told when were children, are fantastic and too much creepy way of unique story telling OVERALLThis is not my favorite series I still have trouble for the direction of the story and progression of the characters stories But I enjoyed the writing and the author s creativity and braveness to bring out darkness and wilder elements into equation and form a satisfying retelling of well known fairy tales universe And of course this book is sooo sooo and sooo much better than the first one So this half cup of my Chardonnay and I know the author has full capacity pour wine to my cup to fill it completely.Thanks to NetGalley and Flatiron Books to share this surprisingly dark and interesting ARC COPY with me in exchange my honest review. To be honest, I don t know if I ve even got a soul If a soul is what makes you human, then I probably don t Unless a soul is something you can grow, like, after the fact And I don t think it is So No soul Just to explain why your pickup line s not working on me Tehehehehe I love being back in this world If you thought The Hazel Wood was dark, just wait until you jump into The Night Country This sequel kept all the things I loved about the first book, and brought in a bunch of new characters and plot sequences that kept this follow up feeling funky fresh I rarely enjoy sequels as much as their original counterpart, but I may have loved this second novel set in the Hinterland even than the first What a time to be alive.We were predators set loose in a world not made to withstand us Until the summer we became prey This is one of those books where a you really need to read The Hazel Wood before jumping into this one and b I can t really give you specifics in a review, because it would take away from the fun of reading the book However, I can say that the writing in this installment is just as crisp, engaging, and suspenseful as the first one was, and having the privilege to listen to an advanced audio copy has given me the opportunity to encourage the listening folk to make the audiobook a priority The atmosphere is ethereal and has a dreamlike quality, and the narrator is beyond fantastic If you enjoyed Melissa Albert s debut, then her follow up story is a must Highly recommendedMany thanks to the publisher for providing my review copies via NetGalley and Libro.fm.