Melissa Albert is the founding editor of the Barnes & Noble Teen Blog and the managing editor of BN.com. She has written for Time Out Chicago, SparkLife, MTV and McSweeney's.
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert, read by Rebecca Soler. 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 away - by a figure who claims to come from the cruel supernatural world where her grandmothers stories are set. 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 . . .