Friday, September 13, 2013

BLOG TOUR! The Wild Wood by Julie Anne Nelson!

Welcome to my stop on The Wild Wood By Julie Anne Nelson!! The tour is hosted by the wonderful Tiffany over at Escaping... One book @ a Time blog! My stop includes a review of the book as well as a giveaway at the end! Woohoo!

The Book!

Title: The Wild Wood
Author: Jule Anne Nelson

Goodreads Summary
In the town of Dunlowe, being different can be deadly. No one knows this better than the seven girls born on the exact same day, at the exact same time. From birth, they've been feared, judged, and controlled. And yet, still loved by their families. Still hoping for a future. Still believing that acceptance would one day come. As their seventeenth birthday approaches, events occur that leave Cecily Daye and the other girls grasping with the possibility that their oppressors might have been right about them all along. Maybe they are as evil as the town has believed. But without an answer, they must make a choice when the town turns on them: to die or to run to the one place no person would follow—they must enter The Wild Wood.

My Review
The Wild Wood introduces you to a new world. A world that is very different then anything I have read before. It is truly unique in it's story that took my by surprise from beginning to end.  Cecily is one of The Sevens. A group of girls all born on the same day in the same town. The town's people, mostly their religious leader, believe them to be evil. Especially as their seventeenth birthdays are approaching. Apart from the way they came into the world Cecily appears to be a normal girl. She goes to school, has a boyfriend, and a family that loves her. Unfortunately for Cecily her boyfriend is the pastors son. That in itself leads to a lot of issues. Life for Cecily has not been easy. To me it feels like she is shunned by most people other then her family. Cecily beleives she is good but, everyone once in a while after certain events she feels like maybe there is an inner evil. The biggest one being the voices Cecily hears when she is close to the Wild Woods. 

The seven girls are not allowed to talk, look at each other, or be alone together. There are some pretty harsh punishments in this community. The community is surrounded by forests. One being the normal kind of forest and the other being full of creatures. Creatures that will terrify you. People who wonder in don't, wander back out. After some insane events lead to the Sevens banning together and have two choices: die or flee to the Wild Woods. This is where things take a turn for the paranormal! The paranormal element was like none I have ever read and I loved it. I honestly had no idea what was going to happen or what the back story could possible be.

I loved the other characters. The other Sevens, Morgan, Stephanie, Abigail, Charity, Amanda and Millie had their places within the group. Each of them with their own special gifts. Cecily's brother was also one of my favorites. There were a few other paranormal characters that I really enjoyed but, I don't want to give anything away :)

This was a great book. I will be reading the next one in the series. It was a unique story that kept me hooked from beginning to end. I would recommend it to everyone! 

Author Bio

 Julie Anne Nelson's passion for young adult fiction stemmed from her six years teaching middle school social studies and English. Her goal now is to add a new voice to the already impressive landscape of young adult writers. Julie currently works as a technical editor and in her free time writes like there is no tomorrow, reads like a junky, and pines for opportunities to wear her favorite high heels.

Author Links
Amazon | Website | Twitter | Goodreads


1. This giveaway is international!!
2. Must be 13 or older to enter. Please have parents permission otherwise.
3. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.
4. I am not responsible for items lost or damaged in the mail.

$10 Amazon Gift Card and a SIGNED copy of the book!!!
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  1. GREAT REVIEW!!! I am so glad that you enjoyed it :) Makes me feel good that I know you enjoy my recommendation as much as I LOVED yours :)

  2. Love the cover. Great review too.I love to read all kinds of paranormal books.. Thanks for sharing with all of us!!

  3. Thanks so much for the review! And Dusty is my favorite in the entire series (possibly all the books I have written). :)