Review: Takes From The Hinterland by Melissa Albert

Author: Melissa Albert

Genre: YA Fantasy

Published by: Penguin

Publication date: 14/01/21

Pages: 240

My rating:  ★★★★

I received a free review copy from Penguin in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Grimm’s Fairy Tales meets Ransom Riggs in this deeply creepy, gorgeously illustrated collection of twelve original pitch-dark fairytales, from international bestselling author of The Hazel Wood, Melissa Albert.

Journey into the Hinterland, where every page tells a wondrously terrible adventure . . .

In this brutal and beautiful world 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.

But it’s not safe inside these pages, and once you enter, you may never want to leave . . .

The highly anticipated collection of stories set in the creepy, haunting fairytale world first introduced in Melissa Albert’s internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed Hazel Wood series.

I’m a sucker for a book of fairytales from favourite book series and I’ve been desperate to get my hands on Tales From the Hinterland since it was announced. I was not disappointed. It’s dark, beautiful and eerie in the best possible way. I could not put it down! One of my favourite things about this was getting to know more about Twice Killed Katherine and her story, out of everyone in The Hazel Wood it was her I wanted to know more about. Twice Killed Katherine is also the one I keep rereading because I just love it so much!

Tales From the Hinterland not only expands on stories we already knew, but also tells the stories of those we’ve met but don’t know anything about before their time in our world. Melissa Albert has created a truly incredible, vivid and beautiful world full of memorable characters you start missing as soon as you’ve closed the book. My copy hasn’t left my bedside table since, I can’t help but sneak in a tale or two inbetween other books. Tales From the Hinterland is a must read for any fan!

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