The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski ~ Review

The Wood
Hardcover320 pages
Published August 1st 2017 
by Feiwel & Friends
Source: ARC provided by the publisher
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars 


After her father goes missing in the woods that they protect, Winter tries to seek the truth in what happened, why the wood is changing, and what it all has to do with the arrival of a mysterious stranger in this thrilling YA debut.

When Winter’s dad goes missing during his nightly patrol of the wood, it falls to her to patrol the time portals and protect the travelers who slip through them. Winter can't help but think there's more to her dad's disappearance than she's being told.

She soon finds a young man traveling in the wood named Henry who knows more than he should. He believes if they can work together to find his missing parents, they could discover the truth about Winter’s dad.

The wood is poisoned, changing into something sinister—torturing travelers lost in it. Winter must put her trust in Henry in order to find the truth and those they’ve lost.

Bobulski’s eerie debut is filled with friendship, family, and the responsibilities we choose and those we do not.


Thank you Fierce Reads for sending me a copy of The Wood for review. This in no way affected my opinion.

The Wood was creepy and dark but in a way I was not expecting. This book was a mystery and I loved uncovering the enchantment of the paths not seen by the rest of the world. This book had time travel and other magical elements I will not reveal for spoiler purposes.

The character development was also done really well. I did feel at the end of the story that I would have loved and Epilogue. I wanted to see a little farther into the future. That however did not make the story any less magical. 

If you are a fan of fantasy, suspense, science fiction or even mystery then this is a book for you. This story was woven with so many genres and elements effortlessly.

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About the Author:

Chelsea Bobulski was born in Columbus, Ohio, and raised on Disney movies, classic musicals, and Buckeye pride. She’s always had a penchant for the fantastical, the stories that teach us there is more to this world than meets the eye. She has a soft spot for characters with broken pasts, strange talents, and a dash of destiny in their bones. After graduating from The Ohio State University with a degree in history, she promptly married her high school sweetheart and settled down in Northwest Ohio with her notebooks and daydreams and copious amounts of chocolate. THE WOOD is her debut novel.


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