The Night Country (The Hazel Wood)

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title The Night Country (The Hazel Wood)
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Melissa Albert
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 198,Width 129
Horror and ghost stories
ISBN 9780241370285
Teenage / Young Adult

Publishing Details

Publisher Penguin Random House Children's UK
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date 7 January 2020
NZ Release Date 7 January 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom


'Magical, mesmerising and inventive' Karen McManus 'The Hazel Wood kept me up all night . . . Dark and beautiful' Jennifer Niven 'A terrifying twist on classic bedtime stories, you'll not sleep a wink' - Heat Magazine 'Simultaneously enticing and fearsome' - Guardian Melissa Albert dives back into the menacing and mesmerizing world that captivated readers of The Hazel Wood. For Alice Prosperine and Ellery Finch, the Hazel Wood was just the beginning of worlds beyond. Worlds where stories and real life convene, where the light is always followed by the dark and where something - or someone - is coming for them . . . Can they escape The Night Country?

Author Biography

Melissa Albert is the founding editor of the Barnes & Noble Teen Blog and the managing editor of She has written for Time Out Chicago, SparkLife, MTV and McSweeney's.


Darker, bloodier and even stranger than THE HAZEL WOOD, THE NIGHT COUNTRY invites the wolf from the forest inside your home. A sinister jewel of a novel, like splitting a pomegranate and finding the inside filled with blood and rubies, every sentence of this book thrilled and chilled me to the bone. -- Melinda Salisbury, bestselling author of The Sin Eater's Daughter THIS BOOK WILL BE YOUR NEXT OBSESSION. Welcome to the Hazel Wood, where bad luck is a living thing, princesses are doomed, and every page contains a wondrously terrible adventure - it's not safe inside these pages, but once you enter, you may never want to leave. -- Stephanie Garber, Bestselling Author of Caraval A WINDING, CREEPY, INSIDIOUSLY DELICIOUS NOVEL. UTTERLY SPECTACULAR - I read it in one sitting -- Melinda Salisbury, bestselling author of The Sin Eater's Daughter THE HAZEL WOOD KEPT ME UP ALL NIGHT . . . as I fell completely into the dark and beautiful world within its pages. Terrifying, magical, and surprisingly funny, it's one of the very best books I've read in years -- Jennifer Niven, bestselling author of All the Bright Places MAGICAL, MESMERISING AND INVENTIVE -- Karen McManus, bestselling author of One of Us is Lying A bewitching, elegant blend of contemporary thriller and dark fantasy * Observer * Simultaneously enticing and fearsome, much like the Hazel Wood of the title ... insidiously beautiful * Guardian * This eerie debut YA novel puts such a terrifying twist on classic bedtime stories, you'll not sleep a wink * Heat Magazine * Praise for The Hazel Wood * - *