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The Friday 56: The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Welcome to The Friday 56, a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice.

These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.

This week I'm spotlighting The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black.  It's my current read and the author's most recent release.  I'm not too far along in my hardcover yet, but I'm really enjoying her return to fairy stories so far!

And they did run, the barghest just behind them, weaving between trees like a leopard.  They ran and ran until they managed to wedge themselves in the hollow of an oak tree, where they hid, hearts thumping, breaths held, listening for the sweep of a tail or the pad of a heavy step.  They stayed hidden there until the late-afternoon sun was low in the sky.  Only then did they dare creep home, balancing the odds the creature was waiting for them against the worse worry of being discovered by it in the woods after dark.


  1. Sounds very scary....thanks for sharing!

    Here's mine: “WIFE-IN-LAW”

  2. Holly Black's books are usually pretty scary. How scary is this one? She does have a loyal following I just can't do horror so I avoid her most of the time. Anne@My Head is Full of Books

    1. I'm not too far along yet, but I would say it is a little eerie. :)

  3. I want to read this novel so so bad! Great post!

    1. Thanks! I'm enjoying it so far and I hope you enjoy it!

  4. I've read a couple of Holly Black books and, although I do like dark and creepy reads, I haven't clicked with any of them.

    1. That's too bad. You may want to try this one, though.

  5. I have this on my TBR and I keep hearing great things about it.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. That's it. I've been teased enough that I'm going to get this book right now! LOL I really am:)
    My 56 -

  7. Creeptastic! I love it!
    Happy weekend! <3


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