I could not put this book down! Holly Black creates an environment so realistic with detail that you can’t help but be fully committed to the story and the characters from the first chapter. The way that she intertwines the fantasy into the reality she has created makes it so believable. There were parts of the book that were so exciting and enticing that I was reading so fast I had to consciously slow down.Katrina Kmak, Youth Services Librarian
“Down a path worn into the woods, past a stream and a hollowed-out log full of pill bugs and termites, was a glass coffin.” – first line
In the town of Fairfold, where humans and fae exist side by side, a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives awakes after generations of sleep in a glass coffin in the woods, causing Hazel to be swept up in new love, shift her loyalties, feel the fresh sting of betrayal, and to make a secret sacrifice to the faerie king.
About the Author
Holly Black is a New York Times bestselling author who primarily writes fantasy for children and teens. She is well known for The Spiderwick Chronicles, which has been adapted in film and video games. She lives in New England with her family – and her house has a secret library! You can see her work in anthologies and comics as well.
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Books for reluctant readers, Fantasy fiction
Faerie realm, Hidden among us
Intricately plotted, World-building
Max/Min Grade Level
Awards & More
Indies Choice Book Award
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults
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