Book Reviews, Fantasy, YA

The Night Country- Melissa Albert

Publication Date: January 7, 2020
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 352
Dates Read: January 2, 2020
Format: eARC provided by NetGalley and Publisher


“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 Woodwas just the beginning, and that worlds die not with a whimper, but a bang.

With Finch’s help, Alice 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…”



Wow. Such a unique story. I liked this one even more than the first book. Very dark, eerie and mysterious. I felt the beginning was a tad bit slow, but from about 20% in, the story picked up and I couldn’t put it down.

Very well-written. Great world-building, and I loved the different POV in this sequel. I liked Alice a lot more in this book. She knew herself better, and was much more confident in who she was and her decisions. I loved this ending WAY more than the first book. Overall very well written and both books flowed together well. Highly recommend.

*Much thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and author for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest thoughts and review. *

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