Monday, March 25, 2013

Enticing & Magical: Wildwood - Colin Meloy

Wildwood (Wildwood Chronicles, #1)Wildwood by Colin Meloy
Date Released: August 30, 2011
Publisher: Balzer + Brey 

Pages: 541 Pages
Format: Paperback
Source: Barnes and Noble
Rating: LOVED IT
Series: Wildwood #1

Goodreads Synopsis: Prue McKeel's life is ordinary. That is, until her brother is abducted by a murder of crows and taken to the Impassable Wilderness, a dense, tangled forest on the edge of Portland. No one's ever gone in—or at least returned to tell of it.
So begins an adventure that will take Prue and her friend Curtis deep into the Impassable Wilderness. There they uncover a secret world in the midst of violent upheaval—a world full of warring creatures, peaceable mystics, and powerful figures with the darkest intentions. And what begins as a rescue mission becomes something much greater as the two friends find themselves entwined in a struggle for the very freedom of this wilderness. A wilderness the locals call Wildwood.

From Goodreads

Wildwood was such a magical and stunning read! I practically devoured all 541 pages in one day and if a book does that, I LOVE IT! Wildwood was no expecption with it's great heroine, magical world of alive animals, and the fresh concept. I kept turning the pages so eager to find out what happens and when the ending came I was happy. It's great to say that Wildwood is one of my favorite books of all time now :D

Prue Mckeel was a perfect protagonist for Wildwood. She had a direction to rescue her brother from a murder of crows that took him and she had drive to her that was interesting. But the really magic was the world Colin Meloy wrote with such skill in its details. There were all sorts of cool characters, like Owl Rex, Richard, and so much more. And the idea that they were animals and some human was a perfect blend. There are also so cool illustrations in throughout the book that just made the experience even better.

The plot of Wildwood was great too. Prue went through a lot and the reader got a glimpse of the way Wildwood worked. Even Curtis had some great moments also. The duo POV also was done great. It had a flow to it and what was great was that it wasn't just thrown in there. It actually made the book have depth and made it seem much longer, which in this case actually worked! 

Overall, I loved Wildwood! It was a fresh book perfect for any MG reader to an Adult/ Young Adult reader. With it's great heroine, enchanting world, and a fun cast of characters, Wildwood is now my favorite book! Pick this up if you want to try a new MG series or looking for a thick book! Oooh, and there's a second one for a planned out trilogy which I'm so excited to pick up!

Find Wildwood On: 

Under Wildwood (Wildwood Chronicles, #2)

Under Wildwood Book #2


  1. I think I would really like this. Thanks!

    You can find me here: Jen @ YA Romantics

  2. I love the cover! So many details :D I also like duo POV's and enchanting worlds, so I'll check this one out :)



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