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Melissa Albert

Autor(a) de The Hazel Wood

6+ Works 5,254 Membros 207 Reviews 1 Favorited

About the Author

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Séries

Obras de Melissa Albert

The Hazel Wood (2018) 3,259 cópias, 146 resenhas
The Night Country (2020) 985 cópias, 29 resenhas
Our Crooked Hearts (2022) 472 cópias, 14 resenhas
Tales from the Hinterland (2021) 400 cópias, 13 resenhas
The Bad Ones (2024) 119 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Boy Who Didn't Come Home 19 cópias, 1 resenha

Associated Works

At Midnight: 15 Beloved Fairy Tales Reimagined (2022) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias, 1 resenha

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
20th Century
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Illinois, USA
Locais de residência
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Educação
University of Iowa
Columbia College

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Resenhas

Very dark exploration of identity via fairytales. Asks questions about who we are and what determines that.
 
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tardistein | outras 12 resenhas | Jul 3, 2024 |
Alice has grown up knowing only a life on the run, although she’s not sure exactly what her and her mom have been running from. When they receive a letter informing them of her grandmother – a famous recluse and author of a now-impossible-to-find collection of fairy tales – dies, Alice thinks that maybe they can finally stop living nomadic lives and take up residence in her grandmother’s estate, Hazel Wood. But no, her mom still refuses to go near the place and forbids Alice to go looking for it. When strange people start following Alice and then when her mother is kidnapped, she has no choice, she thinks, but to try to track down the Hazel Wood and solve the mysteries surrounding it. She soon finds, though, that those who have tried before her to crack those secrets haven’t fared so well…

An interesting story nicely told, with some good twists to old fairy tale tropes.
… (mais)
 
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electrascaife | outras 145 resenhas | Jun 28, 2024 |
3.25

Reminds me of fear street with vengeful goddess parasites murdering kids.
I’m sorry, but it kinda lost me when it started killing 13 year old girls because they are mean and steal stuff. Most people aren’t the same as they were at 13.
There’s also toxic friendships and completely unnecessary love interests.
It’s ok overall, a little bit twisty, but also silly.
 
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spiritedstardust | outras 3 resenhas | Jun 1, 2024 |
I truly loved this book, and I think it was very close to being a 5-star for me. It had everything I love about Albert's "The Hazel Wood" along with, I believe, some better character work and a deeper well of meaning. There's magic, generational trauma, female empowerment. I think if it had not been for the at times unwieldy use of swapping POV's and time periods, it would definitely be among some of my favorites. We often went so long without hearing from Ivy that I felt her story became b-plot around the middle of the book. That's not to say I didn't love the story from Dana's perspective, I did, but I would've loved to see more development of Ivy, and I think that brought this book down a star for me.

Still, overall a great read. I got the audiobook ARC of this from NetGalley, and the swapping narrators definitely helped me distinguish between POV's. I'm gradually falling more and more in love with this brand of darkly magical storytelling. If Melissa Albert continues to improve between novels, I'm very much looking forward to her next story!
… (mais)
 
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staygoldsunshine | outras 13 resenhas | Apr 23, 2024 |

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Obras
6
Also by
1
Membros
5,254
Popularidade
#4,747
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Resenhas
207
ISBNs
85
Idiomas
9
Favorito
1

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