by Kristen Ciccarelli
Published by Wednesday Books
Release Date: March 1st 2022
Genres: Fantasy, Magic, Urban Fantasy, YA
Format Read: ARC
No matter how far she runs, the forest of Edgewood always comes for Emeline Lark. The scent of damp earth curls into her nose when she sings and moss creeps across the stage. It’s as if the woods of her childhood, shrouded in folklore and tall tales, are trying to reclaim her. But Emeline has no patience for silly superstitions.
When her grandfather disappears, leaving only a mysterious orb in his wake, the stories Emeline has always scoffed at suddenly seem less foolish. She enters the forest she has spent years trying to escape, only to have Hawthorne Fell, a handsome and brooding tithe collector, try to dissuade her from searching.
Refusing to be deterred, Emeline finds herself drawn to the court of the fabled Wood King himself. She makes a deal—her voice for her grandfather’s freedom. Little does she know, she’s stumbled into the middle of a curse much bigger than herself, one that threatens the existence of this eerie world she’s trapped in, along with the devastating boy who feels so familiar.
With the help of Hawthorne—an enemy turned reluctant ally who she grows closer to each day—Emeline sets out to not only save her grandfather’s life, but to right past wrongs, and in the process, discover her true voice.
Haunting and romantic, Kristen Ciccarelli's Edgewood is an exciting novel from a bold, unforgettable voice in fantasy.
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Edgewood is the type of story that grows on you. It quietly thrusts its roots in you from the very first page, maintaining a solid, invisible grip on you that you don’t feel until it’s too late. Before you know it, you find yourself halfway through the book with no desire to stop reading. This book is magical and whimsical; it’s a modern day fairytale full of twists and turns, heartache, and the power of love.
I don’t want to say much about the plot of this book. I think it’s best to go in blind and enjoy the ride. Edgewood is a story about dreams and how your dreams can change, and that’s okay. It’s a story about forgetting and remembering and how that affects those around you. At its core, Edgewood is a story about a girl who feels lost and unmoored, who can’t seem to find anything that can fill the void inside her.
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