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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.
An addictive thriller crossed with the darkest of fairytales that's guaranteed to keep you up all night... THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SEQUEL TO INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING NOVEL THE HAZEL WOOD Alice has fought hard for a normal life. Having escaped the Hinterland - the strange, pitch-dark world she was born into - she has washed up in New York City, determined to build a new future for herself. But when her fellow survivors start being brutally murdered, Alice must face the fact that the Hinterland cannot be so easily escaped. And that, from the shadows of her past something - or someone - is coming for her... Praise for Melissa Albert: 'Magical, mesmerising and inventive' Karen McManus, bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying 'This book will be your next obsession' Stephanie Garber, bestselling author of Caravel 'Insidiously beautiful' Guardian 'You'll not sleep a wink' Heat 'A magnificent creation, laden with wonder and fear impossible to turn away from . . . Literal goose bumps' Booklist 'Darker, bloodier and even stranger than THE HAZEL WOOD, THE NIGHT COUNTRY invites the wolf from the forest inside your home. A sinister jewel of a novel, like splitting a pomegranate and finding the inside filled with blood and rubies, every sentence of this book thrilled and chilled me to the bone.' Melinda Salisbury, bestselling author of The Sin Eater's Daughter
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 . . .
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