Book Reviews of The Goblin Wood (Goblin Wood, Bk 1)

The Goblin Wood (Goblin Wood, Bk 1)
The Goblin Wood - Goblin Wood, Bk 1
Author: Hilari Bell
ISBN-13: 9780060513733
ISBN-10: 006051373X
Publication Date: 6/1/2004
Pages: 384
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 43 ratings
Publisher: Eos
Book Type: Paperback
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It's been a while since I read this, but I remember having a hard time putting it down and the ending leaving me hoping for a sequel.
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My daughter read this book for her required summer reading and loved it.
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Great fantasy story, for those individuals who like a stories from a different perspective!
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I have had this book on my TBR pile for awhile and was excited to read this. I ended up reading the first 200 pages of this book and just couldn't get into the story, so I stopped. It was written in a very simple style and ended up being very boring. No matter where or when I read this book I kept falling asleep and I rarely fall asleep while reading.
The story bounces back and forth between a young hedgewitch named Makenna and a young knight. Makenna has befriended the goblins in the woods and is harassing the ruling kingdom with her goblin army. The young knight is sent to find her and lead a group of church sorcerers to stop Makenna's rebellion.

I struggled with the stark writing style and how slow the story moved. I didn't find the characters, the storyline or the world-building to be all that interesting or engaging.

Overall I didn't like this book and stopped reading it after the first couple hundred pages. I won't be continuing with the series, this was just not for me.
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Back Cover

Makenna is a young hedgewitch, forced to flee her village the day her mother is murdered for practicing magic. In the wilds of the forest, she forms an unexpected alliance with the mysterious goblins, and together they resolve to fight back against the humans and the cruel Decree of Bright Magic.
But as Makenna grows more successful and her goblin army becomes stronger, her existence threatens the ruling hierachy's plans for the country. She evades every trap they set, until a young knight named Tobin comes to the Goblin Wood hoping to regain his lost honor. And each of them finds something else instead...