A darkly compelling mix of romance, fairy tale, and suspense from a new voice in teen fiction
trees swallowed her brother whole, and Jenny was there to see it. Now
seventeen, she revisits the woods where Tom was taken, resolving to say
good-bye at last. Instead, she's lured into the trees, where she finds
strange and dangerous creatures who seem to consider her the
threat. Among them is Jack, mercurial and magnetic, with secrets of his
own. Determined to find her brother, with or without Jack's help, Jenny
struggles to navigate a faerie world where stunning beauty masks some of
the most treacherous evils, and she's faced with a choice between
salvation or sacrifice--and not just her own.
"The streetlights flickered on outside the window and Jenny looked up from her book."
This book is full of all sorts of literature: Shakespeare, Sleeping Beauty, mermaids, fairies, trees and more.
Jenny watched in horror as her brother was literally swallowed whole by a forest of trees. For seven years she's tried to find but nothing works. Until one day she's lured into the Realm and meets all sorts of deceptive people. Jack and Puck try to get her to leave the forest but she's determined to bring her brother back with her.
So starts Jenny's adventures, and there are many. While she's strong and smart, she's no match for the magic of the Realm so she has to rely on others to help her.
V: Fights, scary creatures
Some convenient rescues
3 1/2 STARS