Title: The night country.
Author: Melissa Albert.
Publisher: Penguin books.
Page count: 326.
Release day: January 7th 2020.
Genre: YA, fantasy.
*See my review for book one here!*
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
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
Wood was 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…
I’m so sad that this is my first DNF of the year.. But I just did not want to force myself to read this one, when I really wasn’t enjoying myself..
I really enjoyed the first book. I loved the dark twisty story. It felt very unique! But the best thing were the stories from the Hinterland woven into the story!
But I just struggled with this one from the start! The beginning was so confusing, I couldn’t follow who was who. I mean it has been at least one and a half year since I read the previous book! Also I wasn’t liking the writing at all. I can’t remember disliking the writing in The hazel wood.
Now that I DNF’ed this one, I’m starting to doubt my feelings about the first book?! Did I actually love it or was it the hype? Who knows?! It is possible that I didn’t struggle with the writing in book one, since I listened to that one instead of physically reading it!
Basically why I DNF’ed this book is because I really struggled with the writing, and the story just wasn’t catching my attention. I just keep finding myself looking at other books to pick up every time I tried to read this one. Which to me was not a good sign. Also, as I mentioned, the first book felt so unique, while this one felt more like a ‘standard mystery solving’ story..
I’m still interested in reading the tales of the hinterland, if that ever gets published 🙂