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The night country. #2 / Melissa Albert ; illustrations by Jim Tierney.

Albert, Melissa, (author.). Tierney, Jim, (illustrator.). Albert, Melissa. Sequel to (work) : Hazel Wood. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library Y ALB (Text) 33500013186895 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y ALB (Text) 33500013186887 New Checked out 06/01/2020
Hallock Public Library ya ALB (Text) 35500006262131 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250246073
  • ISBN: 1250246075
  • ISBN: 9781250258137
  • ISBN: 1250258138
  • Physical Description: 330 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Hazel Wood novel"--Title page.
Sequel to : The Hazel Wood.
Summary, etc.:
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 a way back home.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #2
    *Starred Review* The hotly anticipated follow-up to Albert's The Hazel Wood (2018) begins with Alice, following her rescue from imprisonment as a Story by classmate Ellery Finch, back home and attempting to live a normal, human life. She soon discovers, however, that her escape from the Hinterland has left that world cracked, with its denizens leaking into New York City. A string of ex-Story murders draws Alice back into their twisted community, and after being framed for the atrocities, she's forced to find the killer herself. Chapter perspectives shift between Alice and Finch, who wanders through a perilous, time-distorted multiverse until their two stories collide. What begins as a slow burn—almost an extended epilogue, focused on the aftermath of book one and a comparatively low-stakes mystery—pays off tremendously as the various pieces of this puzzle come together. What Albert renders on the page is audacious: with resounding success, she keeps a firm grip on her characters and their stories, and her prose weaves a magic of its own, animating the ever-expanding fantastical premise through lyrical language, striking metaphor, and a mastery of tone that forces readers to feel the magic along with the underlying emotional stakes. It's a magnificent creation, laden with wonder and fear impossible to turn away from, that will satisfy fans and grow with readers over time. Literal goose bumps. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Melissa Albert is the founding editor of the Barnes & Noble Teen Blog and the managing editor of She has written for McSweeney’s, Time Out Chicago, MTV, and more. Melissa is from Illinois and lives in Brooklyn. The Night Country is her second novel.

Subject: Plurality of worlds > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Animals, Mythical > Death > Fiction.
Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Plurality of worlds > Juvenile fiction.
Animals, Mythical > Death > Juvenile fiction.
Fairy tales.
Fairy tales > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy.
Fairy tales.
Plurality of worlds.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Juvenile works.
Young adult works.
Fantasy fiction.
Fairy tales.

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