Book Reviews, YA book reviews

Tales from the Hinterland by Melissa Albert – ARC Review

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My Rating ~ Five Stars

RELEASE DATE:  14 January 2021

Format: E-ARC

Publisher: Penguin Books

Blurb

Journey into the Hinterland, a brutal and beautiful world where a young woman spends a night with Death, brides are wed to a mysterious house in the trees, and an enchantress is killed twice―and still lives.

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Review

Thank you to Penguin Books for providing me with a copy of this book, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review!

Tales From the Hinterland is a collection of fantastical, and often horrifying, short stories told in a ‘Brothers Grimm’ dark fairytale style.

I was so excited to read this one, after enjoying The Hazel Wood and The Night Country! Each of these stores was just so incredibly atmospheric. I almost wish I had saved them to read curled up under a blanket in the middle of winter (alas, it is the middle of Summer here in Australia).

If you’re here for fluffy fairytales and happy endings, back away to a Disney film, you’ll find none of that here. These fairytales will have you locking the doors and estimating to turn out the light.

If you haven’t read The Hazel Wood or The Night Country, don’t let that put you off reading Tales from the Hinterland. This book could absolutely be enjoyed as a complete standalone fairytale book. In fact, it would be very cool to read this one before The Night Country as I think it could provide some background information on some characters that would give some ‘aha’ moments along the way!

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