Escape into the story of a brave and unusual girl brimming with the ancient powers of the forest. From Robert Beatty, the author of the #1 New York Times best-selling Serafina books, comes a thrilling new series filled with the history, mystery, and magic of the Great Smoky Mountains. Kirkus Reviews described WILLA OF THE WOOD as "A moving, atmospheric journey of hope."Move without a sound. Steal without a trace.Willa, a young night-spirit, is her clan's best thief. She creeps into the cabins of the day-folk under cover of darkness and takes what they won't miss. It's dangerous work--the day-folk kill whatever they don't understand--but Willa will do anything to win the approval of the padaran, the charismatic leader of the Faeran people.When Willa's curiosity leaves her hurt and stranded in the day-folk world, she calls upon the old powers of her beloved grandmother, and the unbreakable bonds of her forest allies, to escape. Only then does she begin to discover the shocking truth: tha...
|Title||:||Willa of the Wood (Willa #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||384 pages|
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Willa of the Wood (Willa #1) Reviews
Willa is unlike the other Faeran in her clan; she was taught the old ways by her grandmother, and she can blend into any natural surroundings, especially in the woods, as well as use the magic of trees to aid her. But when she goes thieving alone and is shot by a homesteader, who strangely comes to check on her when he sees she is wounded, the life she has known begins to change. Soon, she finds herself saving forest creatures, even at the expense of disobeying her powerful leader, the Padaran. ...more
The perfect mix of adventure, fantasy and excitement.
Thank you Disney Hyperion for my advance reader copy
I was feeling down and looking for something fantastical and ethereal and my co-worker/friend lent me this ARC. I read it within a couple of days. It is an amazing tale of a creature that is tied to nature and lives a magical life of being able to communicate with and interact with the woods and all that live in it.
However, this is not a sweet fairy tale. It is violent and brutal and cruel at times. I actually was a bit surprised that it was considered Juve because while I highly recommend this ...more
kind of dark for a kids book, tbh! violence, death of multiple characters, and death of a society as a whole.
Setting: 1900s, american south
Genre: fantasy set in the real world
themes: environmentalism, the danger of "us vs them" mentalities in desperate societies, self-sacrifice, the grey area of morality
protagonist: Beaty always writes the most badass female protags! she's tough, brave, and soft.
misc thoughts: Beaty likes to incorporate animals as characters into the plot, and in general, I'm n ...more
Wow! Robert Beatty really captivated me with this brave little spirit girl, Willa of the Wood! Willa is such a strong courageous character and from the moment you are introduced to her, you won’t be able to stop turning the page to see what she will be doing next.
I love how these books (Serafina series and Willa of the wood) appeal to all ages. It is such a well written book that I enjoy reading it, and my teenage son is engaged with them as well.
I thought the book was very interesting. There seemed to be something new going on all the time. I enjoyed reading all the different adventures that Willa went on while looking for the kids that had been captured. I would recommend this book to all my friends and look forward to reading more by Mr. Beatty.
I loved getting to peek at one of Robert Beatty's books before everyone else. I personally love his Serafina set so I was interested to get my hands on this one too. I wasn't disappointed.
WIlla of the Wood is a well written book, very easy to read and keeps you interested during your reading time. She is feisty and curious. I love how this book teaches us how to respect our environment. She goes on a few adventures.
Overall this book was wonderful. I loved reading it. I think young girls will rea ...more
*Disclaimer: I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*
This book was heartbreaking, magical, and beautiful. Robert Beatty has a way of creating stories with such strong characters, and excellent world building and this book is no exception. There was a bit of mystery in this book, and I did not see the plot twist coming at all. I adored Willa, she was such a strong female character who stood up for what she believed in. I also loved the new relationships that she created. ...more