Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday | The Hazel Wood by Marissa Albert

Hey friends,

I hope you’re all having an amazing week! I’m happy the week is almost over. It’s the last week of my online class and the Winter Bibib is starting at the end of the week. Lots of exciting things coming up and I’m getting pretty dang impatient.

But we have to get through Wednesday first. And this week, I’m going to be doing a bookish meme I’ve seen around for a while and finally decided to actually do! For those of you not familiar, Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. This meme spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases. 2018 has a ton of amazing books coming out so it will be super easy to highlight a release for the rest of the year.

This week’s pick:

This week I’m highlighting one of my most anticipated releases of the year: The Hazel Wood by Marissa Albert. 

the hazel wood


Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: her mother is stolen away―by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”

Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother’s tales began―and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.


I have super high hopes for this book and am predicting a fairly high rating (like 4.5-5 stars), so here’s to hoping that it lives up to the hype.

The dark fairytale world has peaked my interest and the mystery already has me on the edge of my seat. I read a chapter sampler last year and first few chapters already have so many interesting plot points, I can’t wait to see how they pan out.

The hype is high with this one and dammit I want my hands on this book already.

Are you riding the hype train or think the book is already overrated?

Be sure to let me know below!

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