Author: Holly Black

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

I have to confess I wasn’t expecting much from The Darkest Part of the Forest.  There are a lot of Holly black fans out there, so I can understand how that statement is most likely shocking.  Truth be told, my previous experience with Holly Black has only been the Spiderwick Chronicles and while creative, I found them a little off-putting.  Also, I experienced them as an adult, so the magic didn’t really work on me.  I’m glad I kept other Holly Black titles on my TBR, because if there is a Queen of Faerie, it’s Holly. The integration between faerie and […]

Posted March 6, 2019 in Reviews // 9 Comments //
The Seeing Stone by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

The Seeing Stone by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

Goblins have kidnapped Simon and it’s up to his siblings to rescue him.  In this second installment of The Spiderwick Chronicles, we meet the goblins – who have no teeth so they use bits of glass – and a troll who hides under the bridge from the sun.  With the help of a seeing stone they steal from Thimbletack, Jared and Mallory set off through the woods to find Simon. There’s something missing in translation with the audiobook from the illustrated hardback.  Mark Hamill is a really good narrator, but these books are so short that the illustrations add something […]

Posted June 21, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Field Guide by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

The Field Guide by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

I’ve been meaning to pick up the Spiderwick books for ages.  Even though they’re children’s books, they’re staples in children’s fantasy… like Harry Potter or The Magic Treehouse.  They’re so short, though!  There’s not a lot to say! The sibling relationship was great and interesting.  I love that they are all so changeable, like children are, and I like the little tips about fae creatures and what to do about them.  I needed this guidebook when I was six. The only thing I wasn’t crazy about was their mum, who seemed very grumpy and disagreeable all the time.  Though, I […]

Posted June 12, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //