The hazel wood

Melissa Albert (author)

The hazel wood

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Target audience:
15 years and up
Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice's life on the road, always a step ahead of the strange bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice's grandmother, the reclusive author of a 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 cr
The hazel wood
Melissa Albert
London: Penguin Books, 2018
358 p.
9780141388663 (paperback)

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About Melissa Albert

Melissa Albert is an American author of young adult fiction.

Early life

Albert is from Illinois and attended the University of Iowa and Columbia College. She was a managing editor at Barnes and Noble when she decided to write her first novel, a fairy tale noir novel for young adults.

Writing career

Her debut novel, The Hazel Wood, was on The New York Times bestseller list for 36 weeks. It received starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly, School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews. It was named a best young adult book of the year by Kirkus. Film rights were optioned by Sony, with Ashleigh Powell reported slated to adapt the screenplay.

The sequel, The Night Country, was published in 2020. It received a starred review from School Library Journal.

Personal life

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