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The Night Country [BOOKS] ✴ The Night Country ✻ Melissa Albert – Thomashillier.co.uk The highly anticipated sequel to Melissa Albert s beloved, New York Times bestselling debut The Hazel Wood In The Night Country, Alice Proserpine dives back into a menacing, mesmerizing world of dark The highly anticipated sequel to Melissa Albert s beloved, New York Times bestselling debut The Hazel Wood In The Night Country, Alice Proserpine dives back into a menacing, mesmerizing world of dark fairy tales and hidden doors Follow her and Ellery Finch as they learn The Hazel Wood was just the beginning, and that worlds die not with a whimper, but a bangWith Finch s help, Alice The Night ePUB ½ escaped the Hinterland and her reclusive grandmother s dark legacy Now she and the rest of the dregs of the fairy tale world have washed up in New York City, where Alice is trying to make a new, unmagical life But something is stalking the Hinterland s survivors and she suspects their deaths may have a darker purpose Meanwhile, in the winking out world of the Hinterland, Finch seeks his own adventure, and if he can find it a way back home.

  • Hardcover
  • 331 pages
  • The Night Country
  • Melissa Albert
  • English
  • 15 April 2017
  • 1250246075

About the Author: Melissa Albert

I write books slowly, and read books fastI try to reply to all messages and questions, so please reach out, or come find me on Twitter mimialbert or Instagram melissaalbertauthor But please note I don t accept GR friend requests any because ofs related review policy.



10 thoughts on “The Night Country

  1. Miranda Reads Miranda Reads says:

    A new BookTube Video is Up all about whether you should buy, borrow or burn 2020 YA books Let me know what you think 4.5 stars Another Booktube video this time all about the Top 10 Books of 2020 so far Now that you know this fabulous book made the list, check out the video to see the restYou were a monster in the Hinterland Why are you pretending to be a mouseThree times Alice struck terror into the hearts of those in her story.but she was trapped doomed A new BookTube Video is Up all about whether you should buy, borrow or burn 2020 YA books Let me know what you think 4.5 stars Another Booktube video this time all about the Top 10 Books of 2020 so far Now that you know this fabulous book made the list, check out the video to see the restYou were a monster in the Hinterland Why are you pretending to be a mouseThree times Alice struck terror into the hearts of those in her story.but she was trapped doomed to live out her short, miserable life again and again.Her mother, stole her once from the story and raised her in the real world And Alice became trapped back into her story, Ellery Finch stole her twice to bring her back Here s a story I don t like to tell. And now, just when she s set to live out a normal lifethe Hinterland rears its ugly head Lock and latch, do up to the catchAnd pray that your alone There s someone something killing the Hinterland survivors.And it s circling Alice.Ahhh I am SO happy to have read this one My obsession with The Hazel Wood went pretty much 0 to 100 in zero seconds flat.I think I just get absolutely swept away by the concept of story characters coming to life and then combine that with Holly Black level of creepinessahh The Hazel Wood was JUST perfect.So, of course I was going to read and review the second one as quick as humanly possible.And allow me to assure youit didn t disappoint Things did feel a bit sluggish in the beginning, as Alice was settling into her new life and honestly, we all knew that wasn t going to stick.Then when the murders began ramping up and the Hinterland characters began to play aprominent rolesheer perfection.The imagery in this book was stunning Absolutely stunning.Every so often I would stumble upon such an incredibly perfect sentence that I would just lean back in awe of Albert Her smile came out like a sickle moon, all edge. And the way she could turn a phrase kept me wholly hooked in The Night CountryI lit your candles, she said They re mine to blow outAnd I loved the love interest in this book The way the two of them clicked together really cinched it You are one of those impossible things. And that ending Ohhhh that ending I m not going to give anything away but I literally could not turn the pages fast enough The worst part It s gonna be forever before Albert writes another.Melissa Albert you created this addiction You better be prepared for when it rears its desperate head A huge thank you to Flatiron Press and Melissa Albert for sending me a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

  2. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    No need to talk about the elephant in the room It is so obvious that I didn t enjoy the first book and I didn t foresee my request would be accepted but one morning I checked my library and here we go I got this sequel and I firstly admit, WHAT AN ARTISTIC, AMAZING COVER reflects book s darkness approach to the fairytales.And you know what I surprisingly enjoyed this oneI still went back and forth between 3 and 4 stars but 3.5 rounded up again to 4 And another interesting fact during m No need to talk about the elephant in the room It is so obvious that I didn t enjoy the first book and I didn t foresee my request would be accepted but one morning I checked my library and here we go I got this sequel and I firstly admit, WHAT AN ARTISTIC, AMAZING COVER reflects book s darkness approach to the fairytales.And you know what I surprisingly enjoyed this oneI still went back and forth between 3 and 4 stars but 3.5 rounded up again to 4 And another interesting fact during my read I honestly wanted this book a little bit longer Of course instead of getting lost at the horrifying labyrinth of Hazel Wood, focusing on dark fairytales was great move of the author.CONSI still have problems about Alice s complex, unbalanced, weird character development and her indecisive relationship with Finch Actually at this book their relationship named to something but I don t know if I like this definition or hate it PROSThe author s remarkable evil genius capacity to see the dark side of the stories and twist the entire fairy tales we d been told when were children, are fantastic and too much creepy way of unique story telling OVERALLThis is not my favorite series I still have trouble for the direction of the story and progression of the characters stories But I enjoyed the writing and the author s creativity and braveness to bring outdarkness and wilder elements into equation and form a satisfying retelling of well known fairy tales universe And of course this book is sooo sooo and sooo much better than the first one So this half cup of my Chardonnay and I know the author has full capacity pourwine to my cup to fill it completely.Thanks to NetGalley and Flatiron Books to share this surprisingly dark and interesting ARC COPY with me in exchange my honest review.bloginstagramfacebooktwitter

  3. Melissa Melissa says:

    I m definitely going to read this a lot of times.Edited to add You can read the book s first chapter here I m definitely going to read this a lot of times.Edited to add You can read the book s first chapter here

  4. emma emma says:

    I am my own worst enemy.Here s the thing I have this huge rereading fixation I ve gotten it under control a bit this year, but before that, like one in three books I read was a reread I would read books for the second time mere months after the first There are MULTIPLE books on my shelves I ve read over three times.It s an issue.And yet Every Single Time a sequel to a book I enjoyed comes out, do I read the first book NEVER I never do.I just stumble through the first 100 pages hoping for I am my own worst enemy.Here s the thing I have this huge rereading fixation I ve gotten it under control a bit this year, but before that, like one in three books I read was a reread I would read books for the second time mere months after the first There are MULTIPLE books on my shelves I ve read over three times.It s an issue.And yet Every Single Time a sequel to a book I enjoyed comes out, do I read the first book NEVER I never do.I just stumble through the first 100 pages hoping for a recap, and if one doesn t come, too bad I suffer through it.All of this is to set the stage for my reading of this I couldn t remember ANYTHING about The Hazel Woodbut I couldn t put this down.Like, legitimately couldn t I dozed off while reading due to pure exhaustion in the middle of the night.This is so beautifully written, so creative, so well constructed The world is gorgeous, unique nonsense, and yet somehow it makes sense I love it I never ever want to go there and if I found myself in the Hinterland I would, like, impale myself on the sharp thing on a spinning wheel or otherwise die in some princess y way, but still I love it It reminds me, in some ways, of The Starless Sea which is the highest possible compliment I can give a book It s a love letter to fairytales, and boy oh boy do I love me some fairytales.I also love Alice, our spiky tough brave protagonist, and I m not even just saying that because the fact that her name is Alice tricked me at first into thinking that the first book was a retelling of my very favorite one Good thing it wasn t I hate, like, every Alice retelling If you can t do it justice don t do it at all And while this romance happened pretty suddenly and unnecessarily if you ask me I didn t hate it Shock of the century, really.I can t wait for Tales of the Hinterland, which is the book that, if anyone asks, sprung fully formed straight out of my brain.Sorry, Melissa Albert, but also just let me have this.Bottom line Bloody dark magical fairytale y badassery Whatcould you possibly need talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done beforereview to come 4.5 stars my hobbies include reading sequels so long after i read the first book that i can t remember anything and just hoping for the best COVERCOVERCOVERCOVERCOVERCOVERCOVERCOVERCOVERCOVERCOVERCOVERCOVERCOVERCOVER to whom it may concern yours with great sincerity and gratitude,emma

  5. Chelsea Humphrey Chelsea Humphrey says:

    To be honest, I don t know if I ve even got a soul If a soul is what makes you human, then I probably don t Unless a soul is something you can grow, like, after the fact And I don t think it is So No soul Just to explain why your pickup line s not working on me Tehehehehe I love being back in this world If you thought The Hazel Wood was dark, just wait until you jump into The Night Country This sequel kept all the things I loved about the first book, and brought in a bunch of new charTo be honest, I don t know if I ve even got a soul If a soul is what makes you human, then I probably don t Unless a soul is something you can grow, like, after the fact And I don t think it is So No soul Just to explain why your pickup line s not working on me Tehehehehe I love being back in this world If you thought The Hazel Wood was dark, just wait until you jump into The Night Country This sequel kept all the things I loved about the first book, and brought in a bunch of new characters and plot sequences that kept this follow up feeling funky fresh I rarely enjoy sequels as much as their original counterpart, but I may have loved this second novel set in the Hinterland eventhan the first What a time to be alive.We were predators set loose in a world not made to withstand us Until the summer we became prey This is one of those books where a you really need to read The Hazel Wood before jumping into this one and b I can t really give you specifics in a review, because it would take away from the fun of reading the book However, I can say that the writing in this installment is just as crisp, engaging, and suspenseful as the first one was, and having the privilege to listen to an advanced audio copy has given me the opportunity to encourage the listening folk to make the audiobook a priority The atmosphere is ethereal and has a dreamlike quality, and the narrator is beyond fantastic If you enjoyed Melissa Albert s debut, then her follow up story is a must Highly recommendedMany thanks to the publisher for providing my review copies via NetGalley and Libro.fm.

  6. Tucker (TuckerTheReader) Tucker (TuckerTheReader) says:

    Many thanks to Flatiron Books for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewThere d been four deaths now.One was a warning, Two a coincidence, And three completely the fairy tale set But four.Four was a door.An invitation to somethingOkay.SoI am, to put it simply, disappointed But unfortunately, my thoughts and emotions are never simple so let me explain why I am disappointed.I read The Hazel Wood around one and a half years ago and I absolutely adored it It s Many thanks to Flatiron Books for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewThere d been four deaths now.One was a warning, Two a coincidence, And three completely the fairy tale set But four.Four was a door.An invitation to somethingOkay.SoI am, to put it simply, disappointed But unfortunately, my thoughts and emotions are never simple so let me explain why I am disappointed.I read The Hazel Wood around one and a half years ago and I absolutely adored it It s on my all time favorites shelf I absolutely adored it But this book it just didn t meet my expectations I think the first issue with The Night Country is that it followed an amazing book It s really hard to live up to a book as great as The Hazel Wood.Another thing that took away from my enjoyment was Alice, the main character For some reason, she annoyed me a lotin this book than in the first one so either I have faulty memory or I waspatient when I read The Hazel Wood.Also, whereas the first book had a rather urgent, dark, and mysterious tone, The Night Country had a very grim, almost depressing tone At least, that s what I picked up I could be totally off base But, of course, there were quite a few things I did love so let s end on a high note.This book, in my opinion, was a hecka lot creepier than the first one There were quite a few scenes that had me on the edge of my seat Also, I really loved the world building that took place throughout the novel If you thought that there was nothing else about this world to be explored, you d wrong This fascinating world was dived doven dove into eventhan in the first book.There were also some pretty cool twists at the end Overall, on it s own this book was okay The problem comes when I think about it s stupendous predecessor Compared to which, it falls short.Bottom Line 3.5 starsAge Rating R Content Screening Mild Spoilers Educational Value 0 0 Positive Messages 0 0 Violence 5 5 Body horror, Stabs, Fights, Blood, Death Sex 1 5 Innuendos and brief sexual themes Language 4 5 F k, sh t, d mn Drinking Drugs 4 5 Medicinal and Recreational Drug use, Alcohol consumption Trigger and Content Warnings Body horror, Gore, Darkness, Spiders other bugs, Murder, DismembermentPublication Date January 7th, 2020Publisher Flatiron BooksGenre Young Adult Fantasy review to come OMG IT S SO BEAUTIFUL edit A COVER WE HAVE A COVER THIS IS NOT A DRILLLL OMMMGGGG A TITLE DFDHEDGAJNSIFNE Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram

  7. CerysAnne CerysAnne says:

    This better be about Finch That s all I m asking for GODDAMN IT WOMAN PLEASE JUST GIVE ME MORE FINCH EDITED TO ADD WE HAVE A TITLE AND IT IS GOOOOOOOOOOOORGEOUSSSSSSSSS NOW ALL WE NEED IS A SYNOPSIS AND I WILL BE ONE HAPPY LADY

  8. K. Elizabeth K. Elizabeth says:

    This may be the last time I give the first novel in a series 2 stars and still continue with the series Because The Night Country is proof to me that a series you don t like typically does not get better the further you get into it the SJM books also proved this to me, too.Similarly to the first book in the series, I found this one too boring and predictable I think it s mainly due to feeling like such a young novel series And it s such a disappointment, too, because this story has such pot This may be the last time I give the first novel in a series 2 stars and still continue with the series Because The Night Country is proof to me that a series you don t like typically does not get better the further you get into it the SJM books also proved this to me, too.Similarly to the first book in the series, I found this one too boring and predictable I think it s mainly due to feeling like such a young novel series And it s such a disappointment, too, because this story has such potential to be beautiful and mystical and haunting, only it s not It feels unoriginal, despite it being an original idea, and I really can t pinpoint why I feel like that.I want to also add that the writing is good and the story has a lot going on, so it s probably a it s me not you situation, which I feel like I ve been saying a lot lately in my reviews But opinions aren t factual, so it really is a me thing That said, if you enjoyed the first book in this series, then you ll love this one because they are quite similar

  9. Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm Myrtle Beach Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm Myrtle Beach says:

    Let me start out by saying only read this book if The Hazel Wood is fresh in your mind.It has just been so long and so many books between the first book and the second, that I struggled to remember stuff from The Hazel Wood Really struggled I tried reading reviews and searching for spoilers, but it just wasn t clicking.That being said, it was still a good story with great characters and a fantastic imagined world I honestly don t know how to rate this I m going to go with 3.5 stars based Let me start out by saying only read this book if The Hazel Wood is fresh in your mind.It has just been so long and so many books between the first book and the second, that I struggled to remember stuff from The Hazel Wood Really struggled I tried reading reviews and searching for spoilers, but it just wasn t clicking.That being said, it was still a good story with great characters and a fantastic imagined world I honestly don t know how to rate this I m going to go with 3.5 stars based solely on my enjoyment, but rounded up to 4 because I did love The Hazel Wood and the characters so much When The Tales of the Hinterland is released which I will pre order as soon as I can , I will reread the first two along with it

  10. megs_bookrack megs_bookrack says:

    Update 3 22 20 This is currently on Book Outlet for under 7 I just ordered my copy.sooooooooI guess this means that I actually have to read The Hazel Wood nowBecause there s no way I am not jumping in on this hype FOMO is real, people

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