WildWood by Colin Meloy


Prue McKeel’s life is ordinary. At least until her brother is abducted by a murder of crows and taken to the Impassable Wilderness, a dense, tangled forest on the edge of Portland. No one’s ever gone in – or at least returned to tell of it. 

So begins an adventure that will take Prue and her friend, Curtis, deep into the Impassable Wilderness. There they uncover a secret world in the midst of violent upheaval – a world full of warring creatures, peaceable mystics, and powerful figures with the darkest intentions. And what begins as a rescue mission becomes something much greater, as the two friends find themselves entwined in a struggle for the very freedom of this wilderness. A wilderness the locals call Wildwood.”

4/5 Stars

Publisher: Balzer and Bray

Pages: 576

I found this book to be entertaining but pretty slow, and it involved a lot of politics! For a “middle grade” children book its very politically driven with the occasional magical nature. I loved the illustrations and the way the book is separated! I probably won’t purchase the next book in the series but I will read this one again, if anything just to make sure I understand everything.

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