_____ One of The Observers Best Childrens Books of 2018! Fans of Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children and The Children of Blood and Bone have been getting lost in The Hazel Wood… “The Hazel Wood kept me up all night. I had every light burning and the covers pulled tight around me as I fell completely into the dark and beautiful world within its pages. Terrifying, magical, and surprisingly funny, its one of the very best books Ive read in years”. -Jennifer Niven, author of All The Bright Places —– Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alices life on the road, always a step ahead of the strange bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alices 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, by a figure who claims to come from the cruel supernatural world from her grandmothers stories. Alices only lead is the message her mother left behind: STAY AWAY FROM THE HAZEL WOOD. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmothers tales began . . . —– “This book will be your next obsession. Welcome to the Hazel Wood, where bad luck is a living thing, princesses are doomed, and every page contains a wondrously terrible adventure – its not safe inside these pages, but once you enter, you may never want to leave.” – Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval “Realism and fantasy blue in this strange and bewitching tale” The Observer Melissa Albert has created a world as dark, twisted and magical as Alice in Wonderland or Harry Potter. Will you escape the Hazel Wood?