The Darkest Part of the Forest

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The Darkest Part of the Forest
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AuthorHolly Black
CountryUnited States
PublisherLittle Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date
January 13, 2015

The Darkest Part of the Forest is a 2015 young adult fantasy novel written by Holly Black.[1] The book is a standalone but makes mention of characters from Black's Modern Tale of Faerie trilogy, establishing a shared continuity.

The Guardian reviewed the book as "Holly successfully merges modern teenage life with faerie legends and creates characters that have real depth that you care about. Even when describing the most mythical sections, the writing is really grounded and feels real".[2]

The story centers around teenager Hazel and her brother, Ben, who live in a small town where humans live with a variety of mythical creatures.[3]


  1. ^ "YA Author Holly Black on Her New Book, Fairies & Working With Cassandra Clare". The Huffington Post. 2015-01-13. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
  2. ^ Girl, Minty Perfections (2015-06-09). "The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black - review". the Guardian. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
  3. ^ McCarry, Sarah (2015-01-16). "'The Darkest Part of the Forest' and 'The Ghosts of Heaven'". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-03-07.