Melissa Albert is the New York Times bestselling author of The Hazel Wood. She was the founding editor of the Barnes & Noble Teen Blog and has written for publications including McSweeney’s, Time Out Chicago, and MTV. Melissa lives in Brooklyn with her family. The Night Country is her second novel.
The highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling tour de force The Hazel Wood!
In The Night Country, Alice Proserpine dives back into a menacing, mesmerizing world of dark fairy tales and hidden doors. Follow her and Ellery Finch as they learn The Hazel Wood was just the beginning, and that worlds die not with a whimper, but a bang.
With Finch’s help, Alice escaped the Hinterland and her reclusive grandmother’s dark legacy. Now she and the rest of the dregs of the fairy tale world have washed up in New York City, where Alice is trying to make a new, unmagical life. But something is stalking the Hinterland’s survivors—and she suspects their deaths may have a darker purpose. Meanwhile, in the winking out world of the Hinterland, Finch seeks his own adventure, and—if he can find it—a way back home…
Why you should read this book?
Sequel to a beloved bestseller: This is the highly-anticipated sequel to the acclaimed, bestselling debut The Hazel Wood, which has spent 36 weeks to date on the New York Times bestseller list to date!
The definition of crossover: These books are truly for any reader who knows that stories make us who we are.
Finch is back: If you wanted to hear more from the inscrutable Ellery Finch in The Hazel Wood, your wish will be answered in The Night Country.
Poised, connected, smart author: Melissa Albert has been celebrating and promoting the best of YA on Barnes & Noble’s Teen Blog and Podcast, both of which she founded, for years. She is funny, smart as a whip, and charming. You could not dream up a better author to talk about her writing and to engage with readers and fans.
In development for a major film release: Sony/Columbia Pictures, in partnership with Red Wagon, are actively developing The Hazel Wood. More to come!
On Sale Date: January 7, 2020 – Flatiron Books