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Wildwood

by: Colin Meloy

Publisher: Balzer + Bray (2011)

$9.99

Staff Pick by comrade: AK

WARNING: Do not read this book on the bus, you WILL miss your stop! (twice) This is the voice of experience speaking. Engaging from the get go, Wildwood is wonderfully entertaining and whimsical.

PrueMcKeel’slifeisordinary.Thatis,untilherbrotherisabductedbyamurderofcrowsandtakentotheImpassableWilderness,adense,tangledforestontheedgeofPortland.Noone’severgoneinoratleastreturnedtotellofit.SobeginsanadventurethatwilltakePrueandherfriendCurtisdeepintotheImpassableWilderness.Theretheyuncoverasecretworldinthemidstofviolentupheavalaworldfullofwarringcreatures,peaceablemystics,andpowerfulfigureswiththedarkestintentions.Andwhatbeginsasarescuemissionbecomessomethingmuchgreaterasthetwofriendsfindthemselvesentwinedinastrugglefortheveryfreedomofthiswilderness.AwildernessthelocalscallWildwood.