In Darkling Wood

In Darkling Wood

Emma Carroll / Aug 18, 2019

In Darkling Wood You re telling me there are fairies in this wood When Alice s brother gets a longed for chance for a heart transplant Alice is suddenly bundled off to her estranged grandmother s house There s nothin

  • Title: In Darkling Wood
  • Author: Emma Carroll
  • ISBN: 9780571317578
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback
  • You re telling me there are fairies in this wood When Alice s brother gets a longed for chance for a heart transplant, Alice is suddenly bundled off to her estranged grandmother s house There s nothing good about staying with Nell, except for the beautiful Darkling Wood at the end of her garden but Nell wants to have it cut down Alice feels at home there, at peace, a You re telling me there are fairies in this wood When Alice s brother gets a longed for chance for a heart transplant, Alice is suddenly bundled off to her estranged grandmother s house There s nothing good about staying with Nell, except for the beautiful Darkling Wood at the end of her garden but Nell wants to have it cut down Alice feels at home there, at peace, and even finds a friend, Flo But Flo doesn t seem to go to the local school and no one in town has heard of a girl with that name When Flo shows Alice the surprising secrets of Darkling Wood, Alice starts to wonder, what is real And can she find out in time to save the wood from destruction

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      • Emma Carroll

        After years of teaching English to secondary school students, Emma now writes full time She graduated with distinction from Bath Spa University s MA in Writing For Young People In another life Emma wishes she d written Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier She lives in the Somerset hills with her husband and three terriers.


    1. Emma Carroll has given us ghosts and tight-rope walkers; now it’s time for fairies in her 2015 release for 9+ years: In Darkling Wood. When Alice’s brother gets a longed-for chance for a heart transplant, Alice is suddenly bundled off to her estranged grandmother’s house. There’s nothing good about staying with Nell, except for the beautiful Darkling Wood at the end of her garden – but Nell wants to have it cut down. Alice feels at home there, at peace, and even finds a friend, Flo. Bu [...]

    2. The book follows the story of a young girl (Alice) who goes to stay with her grandmother she has never met whilst her brother is being treated in hospital. The book features letter written in 1918 (at the time of WW1), set in the same place as Alice is during the present day. The story follows the journey of the grandmother trying to cut down the woods next to her house but Alice discovers something magical and tries to stop her. I really like how the two stories merge together and allow you to [...]

    3. Emma Carroll can do no wrong in my eyes! I absolutely love her books and devour them! Her writing is so easy to read and incredibly imaginative. I highly recommend this book!

    4. In Darkling Wood is a magical story about hope, love, family, and belief in inexplicable things. Alice's journey is one of self-discovery, in which she reunites estranged family members, draws strength and courage from the most unlikely places, and above all teaches us a lesson to always listen to our hearts. Emma Carroll creates an historical fiction story for all ages - beautiful for children, enlightening for adults and a pure joy to read. It made me cry in places as I was drawn back to my ch [...]

    5. Does belief give you power to save the people you love? This is a central question to a story of a family struggling to deal with fear, serious illness and the potential of loss.Fascinating and compelling story involving an ancient magical woodland in danger of being felled. Historical elements are skillfully woven into the story of a teen displaced to her estranged grandmother's while her little brother goes through a heart transplant. Fairies, ghosts, large hairy dogs, hope and reconciliation [...]

    6. This book was so touching that I almost cried. Flo showed how hard it was to lose a brother or sister without knowing they are dead.😭

    7. This book is sweet and heart warming. I'll admit I picked it up by chance, I really liked the cover and the blurb sounded mildly interesting. But the characters are lovable, and you quickly get hooked and love discovering all the history of darkling wood with Alice.

    8. This is a middle grade book, but is good whether 13 or 100, I didn't realize it was a middle grade book when requested from the library, just that it was a new book. I'm glad I read it and would recommend it to anyone looking for a quick read.

    9. There is little I like less than a children's book whose plot is almost entirely dependent upon a bunch of adults ignoring the fears, griefs, and needs of the child in their midst. Plot by neglect! This is even more intolerable when I'm supposed to like these adults and hope for anything more than their fiery and immediate deaths and the sudden, delicious release of said child into the care of almost anyone else.

    10. I love Emma's books. Beautifully written they create these deeply imaginative (even magical) worlds that still remain peopled by absolutely real and believable characters. They are classics that I could reread endlessly.

    11. Loved it! My daughter has been banging on at me to read it - she's a great fan of Emma Carroll's books, and my only regret is that I didn't read it earlier! A lovely book, well written and thoroughly enjoyable! It's not a sickly fairy book, and it's not too girly. Great time episodes that make sense but keeps its own mystery. Off to read Frost Hollowhall now!

    12. I loved the blend of realistic fiction and fantasy in this book! The family relationships were difficult but real -- you could picture yourself having these same experiences. Hope is the theme that runs throughout this book and is also what makes it interesting to read.

    13. Received from NetGalley for review.'She made me see hope when everything felt dark. She taught me to believe in fairies.'As soon as In Darkling Wood appeared on , and then NetGalley, I knew I had to read it, whether that was through being approved on NetGalley or patiently waiting for the release. A mysterious old wood that could be the home of fairies? Hell yes on every single level. Add to that a crazy awesome title – it just screams magic – and I was sold. I needed it. I got it. And, wow, [...]

    14. This is a great book with a combination of fantasy and mystery genres.The best part of the book is that it was about fairies.The most interesting characters were Flo (who was also the most mysterious) as well as the main character, Alice, and her little brother, Theo, who needs a heart transplant.There's a lot going on in this story and it should appeal to a wide variety of readers, but it will mostly appeal to fantasy and adventure readers.(Reviewed by Letisha)

    15. This review is based on an advanced reader copy that I received from the publisher.In Darkling Wood was very well written and uplifting story. Although I found character motivation to be shallow in the opening chapters (such as the Grandmother who was willing to destroy a whole wood for the sake of the few trees that threatened her home), as the novel progressed there were many twists that revealed the motivation from their actions, shedding new light onto the deeper reasoning behind their behav [...]

    16. I really enjoyed this! Plot was interesting, obvious but interesting. Parts of it had my mind darting back to the tales of the Magic Wishing Tree & Up the airy mountain, down the rusty glen (The Fairies) of my childhood. Desperate for the worlds of fairies and pixies to be real. More importantly for those worlds to be revealed to me! Enough reference to the current day to make it enticing for today's young readers. Fabulous read.

    17. 4.5/5 starsYou can find all my reviews here*Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*In Darkling Wood is a truly magical story. Alice's life is difficult. Her little brother needs a new heart, her parents are seperated, and she's had to grow up faster than most kids.She has to stay in a cottage near Darkling Wood with a grandmother she's never met while Theo gets the heart transplant. Her grandmother, Nell wants to cut down the woods surrounding he [...]

    18. At first I was reticent to read this book because it's about a girl who discovers her ability to see fairies. Fairies are cool, depicted in certain ways, but I wasn't sure if this story might be a little "girly" for me. How wrong I was!The book is not really about fairies - they are just a backdrop to a girl called Alice who is going through a ridiculously tough, challenging stage in her life. Her little brother is ill after a heart transplant, her parents don't talk and her father has run off, [...]

    19. Magical. Evocative. Classic.Alice doesn’t believe in fairies. With her little brother very sick, her life is all too real.But everything changes when she has to move in with her eccentric aunt, on the very edge of the mysterious Darkling Wood. Amongst those whispering trees, anything can happen…I loved this story. It has a classic feel, reminding me of old favourites like The Faraway Tree, The Secret Garden and Five Children and It. But at the same time, it is contemporary and realistic, con [...]

    20. What a shame. I really enjoyedStrange Star by this author but this one wasn't even fantasy materialThere is the mentioning of Faeries but that's it. Nothing magical about the story or characters. This was a family drama to be more precise. I also felt mostly frustrated by and for the main character.

    21. Amazing book. Simply, but beautifully told, full of real, interesting characters. An inspiring and magical story which is expertly structured. A master-class in how to write a perfect children's story! Loved it!

    22. An evocative story filled with a sprinkling of folk law magic, mystery and intertwined characters from a generations of family. It swept me away to Darkling Wood with its eerie weather, it’s inhabitants and it's even more intriguing story hidden among it's woodlands.

    23. A wonderful story - interweaving the magical, the real, the past and the present. Never again will you walk through woods without wondering and hoping to see something or someone a little out of the ordinary.

    24. Actual rating: 3.5To be fair, reading this right after I finished A Million Junes wasn't entirely fair and probably influenced my rating. While this could EASILY be read as a companion to that or offered as a MG alternative to it, it just did not resonate with me nearly as much. The characters weren't as deep, the storyline wasn't as enticing, and the magic wasn't as real. To be 100% honest though, I don't think it's meant to be. This is clearly a MG book, and the other is magical realism for a [...]

    25. I received an ARC from the publishing company in exchange for a review.Summary:This book follows Alice who is suddenly sent to her unknown grandmothers house while her brother undergoes a major organ transplant. But her grandmother's house is located in Darkling Wood and the trees are threatening to destroy the foundation of her home so she is wanting to get them cut down. Alice is unsure of the turmoil but there is controversy in the town over these woods and there are secrets hiding in the woo [...]

    26. Such a good book. A wonderfully balanced story, perfectly laying bare the tearful sadness and weight of Big Adult Things intruding into life at the end of childhood, mingled with understated magic (pretty much the root of all my favourite fantasy). It reminded me of books like The Magician's nephew, The Ghost of Thomas Kemp, Children of Green Knowe through to more modern works like Skellig, drawing its narrative tone, magical logic and collection of themes from the same British fantasy tradition [...]

    27. This is the second book I've read in the last week or two that does a mash-up of a family in crisis with a supernatural aspect, and in both cases, I found the combination irritating. Do we want kids to believe that they need fairies or ghosts from the past or such in order to resolve the problems in their lives? At least this one has a nice pat ending where everyone is happy, so there's no room for a sequel.

    28. It was a very pleasant surprise to read this book. The author knows how to mix two interesting stories in one: the fantastic and the realistic. All with an interesting principal character and a good narration.All my review here in diferent idioms

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