Author: Colin Meloy
Release Date: 9/25/12
Reviewed by: Maddy
When Prue’s little brother is stolen by a murderous band of crows, she embarks on an adventure into the Impassable Wilderness. A place no one has been before. What she discovers is a thriving world where unnatural is natural. In her quest to find her brother she is thrown into the struggle for power that threatens to destroy this hidden world.
Collin does a wonderful job of creating an imaginative and exciting setting with fox armies, talking animals, and evil ivy that feasts on blood. Despite the many new and exciting things in every page, his wonderful description and the lovely illustrations keep a world that could be confusing and cluttered clear and concise in the reader’s mind.
I have never read a book like Wildwood before. The stories unique spins on classic themes and childish attributes were refreshing and the creative characters were exciting. However, it wasn’t a book you couldn’t put down. It was a leisurely book; something to read slowly and only in small amounts. It was like a cup of tea. Perhaps not something you crave, but when you sit down with it, it gives you a warm bubbly feeling and makes you smile.
At the end of the day, Wildwood was a fantastic read that was entertaining, original, and fun. I fell in love with the wonderful world and I know that others will too. It doesn’t matter if you’re 8 or 80; you won’t regret picking up this book, and passing into the Impassable Wilderness.