Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Hazel Wood
Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
Welcome to the Hazel Wood--the fiercely stunning contemporary fantasy everyone is raving about: "Thoroughly, creepily captivating." --Kristin Cashore, author of Graceling and Jane, Unlimited"Will be your next obsession." --Stephanie Garber, author of Caraval"Destined to be a classic." --Kami Garcia, author of The Lovely Reckless "Breathtaking." --Seanan McGuire, author of Every Heart a Doorway"Mesmerizing." --Karen McManus, author of One of Us Is Lying"One of the best books I've read in years." --Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright PlacesSeventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice's life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice's grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away--by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set. Alice's only lead is the message her mother left behind: "Stay away from the Hazel Wood."Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother's cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother's tales began--and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
blurb
Kayluhwayluh
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

I found The Hazel Wood more enjoyable than I expected, and it was such a quick read!

•13/35•

blurb
Read_By_Red
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

review
Toughangelbooks
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image
Pickpick

This was a really good read for me. Almost too slow for me at the start. But picked up nicely. Completely that "I'm missing something..." feeling. Because if the pacing it would give this book a 3.75/5 stars???⭐

blurb
Toughangelbooks
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

I'm almost half way through the book and I am so happy that it got a turn it needed to keep me reading the story. I might be able to finish the book tonight!! Will decide once done if I'm going to pick up the next book really soon or some time next year.

review
shaynarae
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image
Pickpick

I‘m giving this a pick, even though my enthusiasm is a bit lacking. I‘m into the concept: meta fairy tale, a la a dark Neverending Story. But it did feel very YA (read: angry and angsty), which I think I could‘ve tolerated/overlooked more if I had read the book. The narrator for the audiobook had teen angst dripping from every sentence, whether or not it was warranted. That made this book difficult for me to enjoy; not the story itself.

blurb
Toughangelbooks
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert

Reached Chapter 4 of the book. This is actually the first book where it feels good to take my time reading it

blurb
Toughangelbooks
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

Enjoying this book very much. This is going to be one of the books I read or finish reading for the 24hr #readathon this weekend!!!

overtheedge @Toughangelbooks This looks really good!! 2mo
Toughangelbooks @overtheedge so far it is. Might sit down and just read this soon 2mo
jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 I recently finished this book and enjoyed it! 2mo
Toughangelbooks @jenniferajanes Thank you! So far I'm really enjoying it 2mo
13 likes5 comments
review
jenniferajanes
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image
Pickpick

This was an interesting and creepy take on fairytales and the intersection between worlds. It has a beautiful cover and is appropriate reading for October!

HOTPock3tt I loved that book! ♥️ 2mo
jenniferajanes @HOTPock3tt ❤️ 📚 2mo
46 likes2 comments
review
ErraticElle
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image
Pickpick

MUST READ!!

I loved this story so much!! There is fantastically creepy magic and good writing. I was sucked in pretty much immediately and I just can't get enough of The Hinterland. This reads fast and easy, but feels super complex and heavy in the best of ways. The world building is sly and super, with magical pieces dripping in here and there through the pages. This is a seriously hugable book and I CAN NOT WAIT to get my hands on the sequel!!

blurb
ErraticElle
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

Holy crap I am LOVING this book. I can‘t get enough and I both want to know the end and never want to finish. Sooooo good!!

cherinium I love books that make me feel that way! It may be why I love getting caught up in a great series...things get somewhat wrapped up, yet there's so much more to come! 2mo
13 likes1 comment
blurb
ErraticElle
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

Listening to this creepy bit of fantastic was the BEST idea for a spooky October read! I am LOVING The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert!!

blurb
jenniferajanes
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

Starting this book tonight. I hope it‘s at least a slightly creepy read. 🕷 🎃 👻

blurb
BookishGirl06
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

I‘m a Day late #covercrush #7days7covers

Myhusbandhatesreading Great book!! 2mo
inthegreensandblues I almost went with this one on my last day! It's a great cover. 2mo
Alora Such a pretty cover! 2mo
75 likes3 comments
quote
VioletMoonBooks
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

When I come home again, my eyes are brown, and faultless, and you could almost, almost say they looked like my mother‘s. Ella Proserpine‘s.
#TheHazelWood #MelissaAlbert #lastline #closingline #book #books #funko #funkopop #popvinyl #bookgeek #bookgeeks #bookgeeky #bookgang #bookgasm #geek #geeks #geeky #bookhoarder #bookhoarders #bookhaul #bookhauler #bookholic #bookholics #bookjunkie #bookjunkies #Fantasy #YoungAdult #Fiction #YA 💗💗💗💖💖💖💖💖

review
LauraJ
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image
Pickpick

I‘m a sucker for stories based on fairytales, so this was an enjoyable listen.

68 likes1 stack add
blurb
Morr_Books
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

Day 6: Didn't love this book (not my typical genre) but loved the cover! #7days7covers #covercrush

Welcome to Litsy @Hazel2019 ! Wanna play the book cover game?

Hazel2019 @Morr_Books thanks! 😁 and sure, sounds like fun 😊 3mo
69 likes1 comment
review
Myhusbandhatesreading
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image
Pickpick

It has been a crazy last few weeks for me but I‘ve still been reading! All these were good!!

CoffeeCatsBooks I really enjoyed Hazel Wood and the pretty cover. 3mo
Myhusbandhatesreading @CoffeeCatsBooks I‘m a sucker for pretty covers!! 3mo
52 likes2 comments
blurb
AlizaApp
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

Thank you thank you @SamanthaMarie for this delightful package of cozy fall goodies for the #cozyswap! The candle smells so good, the socks are super cute, and these are some great candy selections! Plus I have not read any of these books yet, so I am ready for a cozy night in ❤️🍂🧡🥰💛📚

And thanks to @Avanders for organizing!

SamanthaMarie Yay!!! I'm so glad you like it all. :) I hope you have a very cozy night. It was so fun to put together the package for you. :) 3mo
BethM Hazel wood is fantastic. 3mo
Avanders Oooh so nice!! And those socks are amaaaaaazing ♥️🍁🎃☕️📖🔪♥️ 3mo
53 likes3 comments
blurb
abbsinwonderland
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image
Avanders I almost chose this one too! So pretty... 3mo
abbsinwonderland @Avanders definitely one of my favorites 😍 3mo
Carla I did a podcast episode on this one with cooperation from Melissa. “Hinterland”: https://pca.st/episode/ca2051da-3acf-4d96-a5d7-99f6a3a751cf 3mo
67 likes3 comments
blurb
Lots_O_Books
Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

@Tianarose asked me to join the #covercrush challenge! These are just 2 of the many books I have bought because how beautiful the covers were! 😍 I‘m a sucker for a pretty cover.

Tianarose Ooh! Pretty the hazel wood is on my tbr too! Haven‘t got a copy yet though! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🖤💛 3mo
16 likes2 comments
blurb
cjk
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

Day 4 of #7days7covers #covercrush

@vanslibanan would you like to play? Post a cover you love each day for 7 days. No explanations needed and tag a new Litten each day. 😊📚

41 likes1 stack add
blurb
Zelma
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image
Well-ReadNeck Oooh! I recently learned that book two is coming early 2020! 3mo
60 likes1 comment
blurb
VioletMoonBooks
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image
blurb
CoffeeNBooks
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image
Leftcoastzen Pretty! 3mo
Lcsmcat Lovely! 3mo
Cathythoughts 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
100 likes3 comments
blurb
IvoryLunatic
Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

I have been admiring this cover for a while now so I was excited to see it for less than $2 today. Snatched it up without a thought!

57 likes2 stack adds
blurb
IvoryLunatic
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

Y‘all gonna have to bear with me. I just had the most exciting book haul. I found books I‘ve been looking for already, memoirs (my obsession), additions to series I‘ve started, and even a HP coloring book. All together 27 books for $26.something only! I‘ll be posting some pictures of my favorite finds! #goodwill

Dawnrod1970 Wow that‘s awesome! 3mo
Kshakal That is impressive!!! 3mo
Rollinsfan1 You picked up some nice titles! 3mo
See All 6 Comments
TheSpineView Awesome! 3mo
Bookwormjillk Nice! 3mo
Soubhiville Great deal! 3mo
62 likes6 comments
blurb
BookishGirl06
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

I‘m going to put this down for now. I don‘t feel like I‘m reading it at the right time in my life. Maybe I‘ll come back to it in the future

97 likes1 stack add
blurb
BookishGirl06
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

What a pretty cover 😍

TheBookKeepers Great book! The paperback edition is pretty too! 3mo
111 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
gracemom
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

LOVE 🖤

14 likes1 stack add
review
wideeyedreader
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image
Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I finished it! I spent all my break at work reading this, and I‘m so glad to have it done, though now I need the next one immediately. I absolutely loved this! #summersendreadathon @Clwojick

Clwojick this cover is simply stunning 3mo
24 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
brittanythebookdragon
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image
Pickpick

I was drawn in from the beginning and couldn‘t put the book down; but like...shit got dark real fast. I kind of feel like she threw me a curve ball that I didn‘t see coming and she threw it with seriously the turn of the page. So alright, I can handle that but now where are we going? Oh somewhere darker still. Cool cool.
I‘m conflicted and I don‘t know how I should feel! What am I supposed to do with these feelings? Feelings are yucky!

15 likes1 stack add
review
Bookgirl
Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image
Mehso-so

Hmmm. Loved the concept and ideas in this creepy take on fairy tales. Also enjoyed the twist and some of the writing was evocative. However, I felt the execution was lacking, and at times the story seemed to rush past plot points and suddenly I was reading a very different story. Didn‘t like the end at all but I see there is a sequel. Not sure I‘d bother reading it. Only okay for me overall #kittensoflitsy #klausthekitty #readingwithcats

blurb
Myhusbandhatesreading
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

Tonight‘s spot and onto my next book.

Tamra Nice! 4mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff So jealous! ❤️ 4mo
69 likes2 comments
blurb
wideeyedreader
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

I wanted to read 100 pages of The Hazel Wood today, and I‘ve hit that goal! I‘m loving it so far, it just sucked me right in! #summersendreadathon

blurb
Hazel2019
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

Quick read & so much fun! Already pre-ordering the next one! #TheHazelWood

BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 3mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! @litsywelcomewagon 3mo
See All 6 Comments
currerbelle LOVED this book! 3mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 1mo
Hazel2019 @Nute thank you! 😊 1mo
18 likes1 stack add6 comments
blurb
wideeyedreader
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

Started reading an ebook from the library of the Hazel Wood during my break at work to keep going with the #summersendreadathon! I got through 65 pages of it already, which isn‘t half bad!

Clwojick A perfect example of #CoversThatPullYouIn 😍 I still really want to read this book! I just love the cover art! 4mo
wideeyedreader @Clwojick The art is so gorgeous!! And the book itself is pretty good too 4mo
14 likes2 comments
review
SarieFae
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
Pickpick

Super cool plot twist and in a gothic macabre fairytale world.

review
SamanthaMarie
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image
Pickpick

Finished this morning but then had to run errands. Really good! A teeny bit creepier than I normally read (and I know for most of you this is not creepy at all 😂) I enjoyed the characters and the New York setting and well as the other settings. I was hooked and interested almost the whole time. Melancholy ending... to find out another in the series is coming out in January! Makes sense 😏

88 likes2 stack adds
blurb
SamanthaMarie
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

Ending the day with a cup of tea and my MOMS Club Book Club read. I just took over as Book Club Coordinator and for the month of August I had them vote on genre (they chose YA) and then the book. And The Hazel Wood is the winner! Which is great because I bought it several months ago and haven't gotten around to it until now. Ha!!

69 likes2 stack adds
review
Leftik
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image
Pickpick

I DEVOURED this book. Cannot wait for the sequel next year.

Beatlefan129 That cover is gorgeous 😻 4mo
Leftik @Beatlefan129 right?!? I‘ll admit, it‘s what drew me in first! 4mo
7 likes2 comments
blurb
wen4blu
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

Do flowers grow in The Hazel Wood? I‘m about to find out.

tpixie @wen4blu Ooo! This cover art should be added to my last post!! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!! 5mo
48 likes2 stack adds2 comments
review
Court7
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image
Pickpick

Creepy, poetic, good!

cj82487 Aww this made me miss my kindle keyboard! I'm glad theres still some out there... mine bit the dust about 2 months ago and I had to upgrade to a kindle oasis 5mo
10 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
ErikaB
Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

I decided to make a summer TBR of “fun” titles - celebrity memoirs, childhood favorite re-reads, etc. - since we still have 2 months of the season left, back-to-school merchandise displays be damned. Even I was impressed when I saw my list had ballooned to 805 titles. (I‘m not delusional, I realize I‘ll probably only get through about 20 of them if I‘m lucky). #booknerdproblems

review
Macnjen
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image
Pickpick

Audiobook. Well narrated story of a girl, a boy and a series of fairy tales. Interesting concept and not my normal thing to read. Heard about this from @annebogel on her podcast that I love so much.

26 likes1 stack add
quote
Annie_Belle_Ravenclaw7
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

“We‘re all from different worlds, sometimes we‘re just not born in the right one...”

Leftcoastzen Welcome to Litsy!👋 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 5mo
16 likes2 comments
blurb
Macnjen
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

Next up audiobook because @AnneBogel suggested it on her podcast #whatshouldireadnext.

22 likes1 stack add
review
Andrea.9424
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image
Pickpick

Very good book! It needs a part 2!

blithebuoyant The sequel is coming out in January! 5mo
Andrea.9424 @blithebuoyant really?! I didn‘t know! I‘m excited! 3mo
10 likes2 comments
blurb
SincerelyWinona
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image

Audiobooks are the perfect soundtrack for chasing sunsets.

julesG 😍😍😍 6mo
TheBookKeepers Gorgeous 6mo
21 likes2 comments
review
Bookwormjillk
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image
Pickpick

A solid fairytale. I enjoyed it even when I didn‘t understand it.

Ericalambbrown I really enjoyed this as well. Looking forward to 6mo
44 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
alayarachel
The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
post image
Pickpick

My other airplane treat book - I had been wanting to read this one for a while based on some trustworthy recommendations, and it did not disappoint. Deliciously dark, it uses and bends fairy tale tropes without relying on them too heavily.