The Indigo Teen Staff Pick of the Month is a program where over 100 employees vote on their favourite read for the month! This is super cool because the pick is 100% the BEST pick of the month! I’m so excited to participate in the reveal and give you all the details on this months pick. Use #indigostaffpicks on your social media to show us your photos and tweets.
The February 2018 pick is The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert! I can’t rave enough about this one!! Read on for all the glorious details.
Seventeen-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.
Can we just talk about how beautiful the cover is for a moment?! And the details on the INSIDE of the book? I’m in awe. They did such an amazing job with bringing The Hazel Wood to life. I was so so lucky to get an ARC of this one prior to its release so I can tell you all 100% this is one you should pick up for Indigo’s February pick! If you need more convincing check out my blog review on The Hazel Wood HERE. Looking forward to chatting with you all about this one, get ready for the dark and delicious writing from Melissa Albert!