What the Woods Keep

AUTHOR: KATYA DE BECERRA • GENRE: YA/NA FANTASY • PAGES: 384 • RRP: $16.99 • RELEASE DATE: 26th September 2018 • PUBLISHER: ALLEN & UNWIN


Rating:  4/5 teacups


Synopsis

On her eighteenth birthday, Hayden inherits her childhood home – on the condition that she uncover its dark secrets.

Hayden has tried to put the past behind her, and so far it’s worked. She’s getting ready for college, living in a Brooklyn apartment, and hanging out with her best friend and flatmate, Del. But now it’s all catching up with her: her mother’s mysterious disappearance a decade ago, her father’s outlandish theories about a lost supernatural race, and Hayden’s own dark dreams of strange symbols and rituals in the Colorado woods where she grew up.

As soon as Hayden arrives at her hometown, her friend Del in tow, it begins: Neighbours whisper secrets about Hayden’s mother; the boy next door is now all grown-up in a very distracting way; and Hayden feels the trees calling to her. And among them, deep in the woods, Hayden will discover something incredible – something that threatens reality itself.

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My Review

This book was creepy and fantastic! It was a mix of fantasy and mystery, with a scary edge. Can I just say that sleepwalking basement digging is one of the spookiest things I have ever read. I mean seriously it freaked me the hell out. And there is no way I would ever go down to the basement crawl space ever. I mean ever.

This was a very clever book weaving fantasy into everyday life. How could I not love it- inherited manor, a town mystery, mad scientist, possible hypnosis or compulsion. Throw in a mythical race and a love interest! Yes I am for that. Absolutely. A brilliant blend of dark and mysterious.

Where to buy a copy:

📗 Booktopia
📗 Book Depository

This book was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for my honest review. 

Happy reading x

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