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Into the Heartless Wood

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Gripping romantic fantasy is dark, lyrical, violent.

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This is a beautifully written, epic romantic fantasy feels like a dark fairy tale wrapped up in an imaginative world that feels both familiar and completely original. Fantasy fans who can handle the violence are sure to find a lot to enjoy about Into the Heartless Wood. Author Joanna Ruth Meyer's prose is often lyrical, though sometimes a bit overwrought, and her talents for description and world building are especially strong. The story is gripping, and alternating between Owen and Seren as narrators gives added insight into each of their worlds as it keeps the pages turning. Teens especially will relate to the themes of trying to become something other than you were made to be, what it means to have a heart and a soul, and more.

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